Talent Transformation Day

18 Oct 2020 1:41 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

20th October is Talent Transformation Day. Officially recognized by the National Day Archives, this is a day to celebrate new opportunities for the talent of tomorrow and to encourage the change to make them happen.

We all know that 2020 has been a severely challenging year. But now we want to encourage our leaders, managers, coaches, consultants, and HR teams to think about how we can move forward. To start to imagine how we are going to build tomorrow’s organizations using new talent whilst also deploying existing talent into our changing workforces. Talent Transformation Day is all about encouraging change and adopting new ways of working so that we can improve tomorrow.

So here at the Talent Transformation Guild, we encourage you to think about the kind of new roles we’re going to need to fill and new tools we can use to overcome the challenges created in a world that has clearly been changed forever by Covid 19. That includes encouraging people to look at new ways of recruitment, supporting talent and building their organizations and understanding how we can use new technologies such as AI and automation.

CELEBRATING TALENT TRANSFORMATION DAY

Some of the ways that the day is being marked include:

  • Key to the day is the launch of a new book from Eric Shepherd and Joan Phaup called Talent Transformation: Develop Today’s Team for Tomorrow’s World of Work. You can order your copy today today.
  • We’ll be publishing new links to interesting articles and ideas to help people embrace the changing nature of talent. These will appear on social media throughout the day. (hashtags: #TalentDay #TalentTransformationDay).
  • The Talent Transformation Guild announcing a major virtual conference scheduled later in the year. Look out for announcements on the day to find out how you can be part of the event and to save the day!
  • Talent Transformation Day will occur every year on 20th October. This year and every year, it is all about building understanding to help leaders understand the changes and trends that are being driven by automation. It is about embracing change, not resisting it, so we can build tomorrow’s organizations.

About the Talent Transformation Guild

The Talent Transformation Guild provides resources for professionals that are preparing for upskilling being triggered by 4th industrial revolution and accelerated by Covid-19. Members include c-level executives, human resource professionals, consultants, and coaches. As a member-driven organization it promotes best practices via webcasts, webinars, podcasts, articles, white papers, research and conversations to improve and make the best of the talents of individuals for the benefit of themselves and the organisations they work for.

The Guild enable stimulating and meaningful discussions to help professionals prepare for talent transformations at individual, team and organizational levels. The Guild supports the Talent Transformation Pyramid, an open source model, designed specifically to recognize the widest possible range of talent influencers and skills. To date many decision-makers are caught in traditional, linear thinking and immediate concerns to consider this. The Talent Transformation Pyramid enables you to address the challenge by promoting more strategic thinking with a focus on an organization’s readiness to perform. https://www.talenttransformation.com/

About the Future of Work

According to the World Economic Forum, new and emerging technologies are affecting our lives in ways that indicate we are at the beginning of a Fourth Industrial Revolution. This new era will build and extend the impact of digitization in new and unimaginable ways. The Fourth Industrial Revolution can be described as the advent of “cyber-physical systems” involving new capabilities for people and machines. This will see new ways for technology to become embedded within societies and even our bodies.

With process automation, robotic automation, the internet of things the nature of work will change. Some analysts predict that more than 40% of tasks currently performed by humans will be delegated to machines. This does not mean that 40% of people will be put out of work but it does mean that most workers will have to upskill. HR experts are predicting this will dramatically change the landscape of our workforce.


About the Guild's Founders

Eric Shepherd an accomplished leader of international businesses and associations focused on talent, assessments, and success. Eric recently stepped away from a CEO role where he worked to build a SaaS company into a multi-million-dollar international assessment software business. Eric has also led industry and standards initiatives to promote best practices for assessments, learning, and interoperability. He currently serves as Chair of the IEEE P1484.20.2 working group developing Recommended Practice for Defining Competencies. Eric has previously served on Boards and working groups for:

  • HR Open Standards that defines interoperability standards for HR technology.
  • Association of Test Publishers and the European Association of Test Publishers that represents providers of tests and assessment tools.
  • The IEEE P1484.20.1 Standard for Learning Technology—Data Model for Reusable Competency Definitions working group.
  • IMS which defines interoperability standards for educational technology. 

Eric was instrumental in developing the IMS QTI interoperability standard and assisted with the US Department of Defense Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) initiative to define the Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) and the Aviation Industry Computer-Based Training Committee (AICC) to define launch and track standards for Learning Management Systems.

Martin Belton has provided marketing solutions to organizations supplying HR and Learning solutions throughout Europe. After working with some of the UK’s leading PR Consultancies, he joined Questionmark where he was Sales and Marketing Director working alongside Talent Transformation’s co-founder Eric Shepherd. He was also Sales & Marketing Director at Kallidus (formerly e2train) for seven years before working as a marketing consultant to organizations supplying talent and learning systems including Netex and Saba. Most recently Martin has organized the eLearning Network Annual conference and exhibition.

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