Making Leaders of Millennials

Recent collaborative research from DDI and The Conference Board shows fast-growth companies with significantly higher proportions of millennials in leadership positions than slow-growth companies. While a knee-jerk reaction to such a revelation might be to start investing heavily in leadership training & development, we think there is a more effective, cost efficient and lower-risk way to go about making leaders of millennials. […]

Millennials: The Generation that Changes Everything

Popular media – and more than a few older workers - love to emphasize the negatives about millennials in the workplace. But what happens when you take each so-called negative, flip it on its head and consider the corresponding positives? You get a workplace that is highly collaborative, fast moving, amendable to technology adoption and to the kinds of change needed to drive real process and performance improvement. […]

Evidence of Talent Shortage Stacks Up

Business leaders worldwide sense acceleration in economic momentum, according to the 17th Annual Global CEO Survey 2014 from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). In months ahead, CEOs will focus increasingly on generating sustainable future growth – and fending off disruption – with consumer-centric, technology-powered innovation. “All bets are on technology,” PwC declares. To win those bets, CEOs first need to win the war for talent, which may require a few unconventional tactics. […]

There is a Tsunami of Talent Trouble Brewing: Are You Ready?

Baby Boomers have been delaying retirement, and that’s giving U.S. corporations an opportunity to stick their heads in the sand, avoid greater recruiting, hiring and training of Millennials and ignore the big talent storm brewing on the horizon. But, time marches on and population stats don’t lie. Workforce participation has been sliding since around 1997 and is expected to lag the pace of job creation for at least the coming decade. Learn more about what population forecasts show and what you should be doing now to prepare. […]

10 Tips for Helping U.S. Military Talent Transition to Corporate Roles

You want to fill talent gaps with qualified U.S. military veterans, but the applications just never seem to arrive, job fairs yield few qualified candidates, and interviews go much differently than expected. Joining our writing team this month, Nick Swaggert, Director of Genesis10’s Veteran’s Program, explains exactly what’s going wrong and what you can do to overcome specific veteran recruiting, hiring and retention challenges. Read more… […]

Time to Get Proactive

The U.S. is pumping out plenty of new college graduates, just not the right kinds (apparently) as business leaders continue to report major talent and skills gaps in their workforces. is responding by pushing computer programming to K through 12th graders. What else can we do to fix the problem? Please also join us in welcoming Rose Ernst, Director of G10 Associates Program from Genesis10, a talent management firm to our blog-writing team. Ernst will provide insights, research reporting and corporate success stories on how U.S. companies can become better at attracting, developing, retaining and reducing the risks (real or perceived) of nurturing more Millennials for skilled workforce positions. Read more. […]

Looking for Talent in all the Wrong Places

A recent Harvard Business Review article (The Big Idea: 21st Century Talent Spotting) suggests that, to win the coming war for talent, business leaders need to refine their sensors for spotting the true potential in job candidates who do not appear, at first blush, to be good fits for particular sets of job requirements using only traditional indicators such as IQ, skills, competencies, experience, past performance and so forth. Read more. […]

Talent Paradox Millennial Edition: So Much Talent, So Little Opportunity

While HR managers around the nation continue to report difficulties finding the right talent to fill jobs and ensure proper succession planning for retiring Baby Boomers, recent college graduates more than ever are working as bartenders, food servers and baristas. G10 Associates National Delivery Director Rose Ernst provides insight into why this is happening. She also dispels a few big media myths about Millennials in the workplace and provides advice for increasing your odds of earning long-term returns on investment in junior talent. […]

Five Action Items to Address the Talent Paradox

With U.S. unemployment rates now falling steadily, it’s time to start identifying and preparing to fill potential talent gaps, which may be exacerbated by the broad variety of demographic, economic, regulatory, legislative and business operational trends we have been discussing in our recent posts. Here in our newest post, we turn our attention to tangible courses of action that talent strategists can take, including deeper exploration of several talent pools that are currently being underutilized in the U.S. […]