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By Sonja Gustafson July 9, 2018

Poach Proof: Make Sure Your Top Talent Gets the Big Picture

Alex, the general manager of a factory in Wisconsin, recently told me that he goes to new employee orientations to deliver two messages: Thank you for choosing us and please, please, don’t quit before...

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By Steve Trautman June 27, 2018
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Topics: managing talent risk, employee retention

By Steve Trautman June 27, 2018

Beyond Head Count & Org Charts: Talent Risk Management Defined

DEFINITION: Talent Risk is defined as the potential for gaps between your current technical/professional capacity – the people who perform critical tasks within your organization – and what you will need to...

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By Sonja Gustafson March 20, 2018
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Topics: managing talent risk, definition of talent risk management, Risk Management

By Sonja Gustafson March 20, 2018

Why Talent Risk Data is More Powerful Than Most Human Capital Analytics

Lifting the Technical Fog: Part 3

Just the other day I was looking over a slide deck from one of our clients. The headline was "Key People Metrics." It included an org chart, head counts, retirement risks, attrition rates, employee...

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By Steve Trautman February 8, 2018
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Topics: managing talent risk

By Steve Trautman February 8, 2018

Facing Talent Shortage As A CTO - With Confidence

We’ve worked with many CTOs and CIOs in the last few years, and consistently hear a familiar complaint from companies that focus on technology: a persistent shortage in talent. Although there are many...

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By Sonja Gustafson January 23, 2018
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Topics: Talent Risk Management, managing talent risk

By Sonja Gustafson January 23, 2018

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

Corporate Boards Can Lead on Managing Talent Risk

In my new book on managing talent risk (get your copy here), I want to set a clear standard for how corporate leaders can talk to each other about talent risk. It is clear that this conversation needs to...

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By Steve Trautman July 13, 2017
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Topics: Talent Risk Management, knowledge transfer blog, managing talent risk, talent risk management process

By Steve Trautman July 13, 2017

A Practical List to Help Measure, Assess, and Manage Talent Risk

One of the most common myths I encounter revolves around the “people part” of business. The misconception is that the risks associated with the biggest investment many companies make every day (headcount)...

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By Steve Trautman June 22, 2017
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Topics: Workforce Risk Management, Talent Risk Management, managing talent risk, talent risk mangement definition, definition of talent risk management, talent risk management process, Risk Management

By Steve Trautman June 22, 2017
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