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By Sonja Gustafson September 19, 2018

The 5-Minute Meeting Plan

A Tool for Busy Subject Matter Experts Who Transfer Knowledge

Much of our work in the field of knowledge transfer is what my colleague Sherryl Christie calls “setting the stage.” We help our clients assess their workforce risk, figure out who holds critical knowledge...

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By Steve Trautman September 6, 2017
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Topics: Peer Mentoring, Knowledge Transfer Planning, Best Practices, Free Resources & Tools

By Steve Trautman September 6, 2017

20 Test Questions to Measure Knowledge Transfer

A Tool from the Steve Trautman Co.

One reason we value experts in any organization is for their ability to do great work. We also value them because they are able to answer the questions we have for them with the “right” answer. We all know...

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By Steve Trautman September 5, 2017
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Topics: Peer Mentoring, Best Practices, Skill Development Plan (SDP), Free Resources & Tools, 20 Test Questions

By Steve Trautman September 5, 2017

The Lost Piece of Enterprise Risk Management

Successful organizations are almost always led by executives who implement cohesive plans to mitigate possible risk, regardless of how bad or unlikely it may be. Enterprise risk management, also known as...

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By Sonja Gustafson August 29, 2017
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Topics: Knowledge Silo Matrix (KSM), Workforce Risk Management, Knowledge Transfer Planning, Best Practices, Skilled Worker Shortage, Talent Risk Management, knowledge transfer blog, managing talent risk, Leadership and Management, Risk Management, enterprise risk management

By Sonja Gustafson August 29, 2017

Why Competency Models Used for Talent Risk Management Are the Emperor’s New Clothes

Yesterday, during the i4cp webinar on Managing Talent Risk, I commented that it is time for competency models to be replaced with more targeted talent risk data that directly drives business (think: money,...

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By Steve Trautman November 11, 2016
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Topics: Outsourcing, Best Practices, Skill Development Plan (SDP), Common KT Misconceptions, Free Resources & Tools, Talent Risk Management, knowledge transfer blog, knowledge transfer, knowledge transfer planning, managing talent risk

By Steve Trautman November 11, 2016

Here’s Why Internships Can Be a Disaster For Your Employment Brand

Internships are widely and erroneously believed to be a great way for front-line managers to get “cheap labor.” What many people don’t know is that intern programs are really a critical recruiting tool for...

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By Steve Trautman July 22, 2016
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Topics: Peer Mentoring, Best Practices, knowledge transfer blog, knowledge transfer

By Steve Trautman July 22, 2016

What to Do When Your People Don't "Get" the Big Picture

Over the past few years, I’ve been working with more and more clients to mitigate their talent management risk by directing them to look at The Big Picture Questions. I've talked about the Big Picture in ...

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By Steve Trautman July 14, 2016
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Topics: Best Practices, knowledge transfer blog, knowledge transfer, big picture questions

By Steve Trautman July 14, 2016

Expanded Family Leave Policies

How to Prepare for an Employee’s Extended Absence and Eventual Return

There’s a new phenomenon happening in corporations today where family leaves are being extended. While it’s common practice in other countries to offer extended leave, U.S. companies like Netflix, Facebook,...

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By Steve Trautman June 20, 2016
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Topics: Knowledge Silo Matrix (KSM), Best Practices, Skill Development Plan (SDP), Talent Risk Management, 3-Step Knowledge Transfer, knowledge transfer blog, knowledge transfer, knowledge silos

By Steve Trautman June 20, 2016
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