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By Steve Trautman May 20, 2018

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

Talent Risks CAN be Measurably Assessed and Managed – a Practical List

A common misconception I often find myself debunking is that risks related to “the people part” of business are somehow less quantifiable and manageable than other types of business risks. As we have begun...

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By Steve Trautman July 1, 2014
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Topics: Offshoring, Knowledge Silo Matrix (KSM), Outsourcing, Reorganizations & Mergers, Skilled Worker Shortage, Onboarding, Aging Workers

By Steve Trautman July 1, 2014

New Case Study Available

"The proof is in the pudding," they say, and that is why I love case studies. They are a fantastic way to get a flavor of how actual knowledge transfer challenges get solved in the trenches at our client...

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By Sonja Gustafson June 26, 2014
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Topics: Offshoring, Outsourcing, Best Practices, Consistency in a Workforce

By Sonja Gustafson June 26, 2014

Managing Talent Risk – 3 Common Misconceptions

If you follow this blog, you’re going to see more content on the topic of managing talent risk as my team and I prep for my next book. So far, I’ve found that Deloitte has been the most vocal on the...

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By Steve Trautman May 23, 2014
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Topics: Outsourcing, Workforce Risk Management, Change Management, Best Practices, Skilled Worker Shortage

By Steve Trautman May 23, 2014

Provide a Clear Cost-Benefit Analysis in Your Knowledge Transfer Strategy

KT Strategy Series, 7 of 9

Your knowledge transfer strategy should include a clear cost-benefit analysis for the change you want to make from your organization’s knowledge transfer status quo to a program that meets your defined...

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By Steve Trautman March 19, 2013
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Topics: Outsourcing, Workforce Risk Management, Knowledge Transfer Strategy, Innovation in a Workforce, Change Management, Generational Gaps/Differences, Skilled Worker Shortage, Onboarding, Aging Workers

By Steve Trautman March 19, 2013

Who Pays for Your Knowledge Transfer Strategy?

KT Strategy Series, Sidebar D

As with any business initiative, the executive sponsor of a knowledge transfer strategy needs to find funds for knowledge transfer. Funding includes not only paying to put the program in place and any...

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By Steve Trautman March 8, 2013
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Topics: Outsourcing, Workforce Risk Management, Knowledge Transfer Planning, Knowledge Transfer Strategy, Best Practices

By Steve Trautman March 8, 2013

Inform Your Knowledge Transfer Strategy with Relevant Historical Context

KT Strategy Series, 4 of 9

A knowledge transfer strategy should state in a few paragraphs the way knowledge transfer has historically happened in an organization. Even if your organization has not engaged in formal knowledge...

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By Steve Trautman February 1, 2013
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Topics: Outsourcing, Knowledge Transfer Strategy, Best Practices

By Steve Trautman February 1, 2013
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