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5 Trends that will Shape our Future

Kevin Wheeler

This was necessary to enable us to develop the technology and tools that make possible a new level for mankind to scale. and more. Social Business. 

Talent Pools vs. Communities: What’s the Difference?

Kevin Wheeler

talent pool  is the equivalent of an annotated and sorted filing cabinet, but it only contains static and most likely out-of-date information about the potential candidate.  First of all it is two-way: both you and the candidate exchange information and both of you give and get. community is entirely different.  Feeling included.

What Is a Next Generation Corporate University: From Control to Choice

Kevin Wheeler

As much as 80% of what we know we have acquired outside traditional structures and methods – we have acquired these skills informally by trial and error, practice, reading, questioning and observing. “I never allowed schooling to interfere with my education.&# -Mark Twain. Nature does the growing. Good educators do the same.

Serious Gaming: 6 Tips on Using Games and Simulations for Recruiting Success

Kevin Wheeler

By using virtual job fairs you can offer more candidates an opportunity to discover what you have to offer as well as provide them with more in-depth information about your positions and organizations than you can at a face-to-face job fair. You become an Operations Officer and have to digest information quickly and make decisions.

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Wrap Up of the Australasian Talent Conference

Kevin Wheeler

Australasian Talent Conference. The technology I saw makes the future of traditional job boards more and more tenuous – time for a big reinvention!

Should We Just Blow it Up?

Kevin Wheeler

contend that all of these assumptions are either plain wrong or need to be challenged for their relevance in an information- and Internet-based world. Most people like to be kept in the loop and informed about potential openings, even when nothing is available at the moment. Maybe we should just blow the whole thing up and start over. 

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Getting More Value from Your Social Media

Kevin Wheeler

They can provide authentic information, answer questions, and even close offers. However, most organizations are operating without an overarching strategy that defines how to get a solid and visible return from their social media approaches.  These are key questions to ask when it comes to choosing a strategy and a recruiting platform. 

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TRU Conferences vs. Traditional Ones

Kevin Wheeler

What these sometimes lack is interaction – you receive a lot of information but have only a little opportunity to ask questions or get involved in deep conversation.  SLIDESHOW FROM A RECENT TRU LONDON. Most conference follow a traditional pattern: Keynote talks, general sessions, panels, and break out sessions. TRUs are not for everyone.

Is HR Relevant and Does it Matter? | Over the Seas

Kevin Wheeler

But this type of HR person and function is slipping into history faster than we may imagine as it becomes impossible to regulate and control people, ideas, or information. The Way it Might Be HR might instead accept that creative work now means collaborating, sharing, and allowing information and ideas to flow freely. Does HR Matter?

Are Senge’s Five Disciplines Still Relevant? Part 3

Kevin Wheeler

Information and transparency are also central to the success of these attempts.  When management controls information and restricts who can know certain things about finances or product development, innovation declines along with employee commitment. Part 3- Mental Models & Personal Mastery. Mental Models. Personal Mastery.

From Social Networks to Communities

Kevin Wheeler

Collaboration and Sharing People in a community share information and often work together to solve problems or come up with new ideas. Over the past half decade the popularity of Facebook, LinkedIn and other networks has soared.  To make social networks far more powerful, it is important to evolve them into communities. Join us.

Gen Y Redefines Learning | Over the Seas

Kevin Wheeler

They hardly read.  Only Baby Boomers and Gen X would tolerate that. Gen Y does everything virtually and has no idea where to buy a postage stamp.

Do We Need Internal Recruiting At All? | Over the Seas

Kevin Wheeler

External functions will always have difficulty achieving this level of intimacy with their clients, even when co-located, primarily because their employees have less motivation to invest in gathering this information and may be interchanged frequently. These have to make a profit or go out of business. Thanks for sharing. Join us.

Habits, Frameworks and Corporate Universities

Kevin Wheeler

In his theory, children acquire information and then, by testing it with experience, add to it. Our traditional school and corporate training systems primarily impart facts, information and procedures in an attempt to build these higher levels of learning. believe this is the way we all learn at every stage of maturity. Join us.

The New Television: How the iPad Changes Everything

Kevin Wheeler

But, it doesn’t fit any known category and seems to many  like either a bad computer or an overblown entertainment device. Sports changed completely.

Driving Productivity Might Revolutionize HR or Kill It

Kevin Wheeler

Education In education, this means actively finding ways to turn the delivery of facts, data and information over to the Internet and the sources it makes available. Are you able to do it faster than before? HR will be (and maybe already is) under full assault from the third-party world. An example is the introduction of the typewriter.

Six Talent Trends for 2010 | Over the Seas

Kevin Wheeler

Information Overload Drives Change Too much data and information are overwhelming our 20th Century systems & mindsets. These themes  constitute the core research the  Future of Talent Institute will conduct this year. THE SIX TRENDS 1. This is driving change. 5. Ghirardelli - the quintessential San Francisco chocolateer! Join us.

5 Ways a Learning Function Can Add Value

Kevin Wheeler

There is experimentation with simulations, informal learning networks, and collaborative learning between customers, suppliers and academics. They do this by providing background information, skills development and academic knowledge to those who are developing a new service or product.  Nor does it do anything for the short term.

5 Ways a Learning Function Can Add Value | Over the Seas

Kevin Wheeler

There is experimentation with simulations, informal learning networks, and collaborative learning between customers, suppliers and academics. They do this by providing background information, skills development and academic knowledge to those who are developing a new service or product.  Nor does it do anything for the short term.

Leadership Development for Gen Y

Kevin Wheeler

Leverage mobile technologies and place lessons on their iPhones, use Twitter and experiment with mobile collaboration and information sharing. Generation Y employees, those hired in the past 3 years or less particularly, have a very different set of values and a different learning style from Baby Boomers or the 40ish Gen Xers. Join us.

Gen Y Redefines Learning

Kevin Wheeler

They hardly read.  Only Baby Boomers and Gen X would tolerate that. Gen Y does everything virtually and has no idea where to buy a postage stamp.

What's Happening in Learning in South Africa?

Kevin Wheeler

Develop information portals and on-line networks of advisors/coaches for anyone to tap into. Home About Future of Talent Subscribe Over the Seas Thoughts on Recruiting, Learning and Other Things as I Ramble around the World What’s Happening in Learning in South Africa? South Africa faces huge talent challenges. Join us. Posting tweet.

The Strategic Role of the Modern Learning Function | Over the Seas

Kevin Wheeler

With that insight, he reshaped the leadership institute at GE and made it a powerful force for providing executives with the information, research, and practice to move GE into new business areas and to reshape the old ones.  He used it as his bully pulpit and as a way to introduce radical new ideas to an old culture. Improve efficiency?

Weekend Ruminations

Kevin Wheeler

Our FOTI website is undergoing a complete overhaul and will be more interactive and informative by early March.  Technically the economies of both China and Hong Kong may be suffering, but everything is relative. And relative to us, Hong Kong seemed as charged with energy and people as always.  And perception is everything. Join us.

The Future of Leadership Development – Part II

Kevin Wheeler

Good way to capture information for sharing later. Great way to connect people and for sharing information. Over the past 2-3 years, organizations have been experimenting. Everything from the use of e-learning to the recent adoption of social networks has been tried, but little is really known about what is delivering the best results.

The Future of Leadership Development | Over the Seas

Kevin Wheeler

We need as leaders those who can interpret disparate information and who are willing to experiment with new (and probably risky) solutions. Online Educa is an annual gathering of e-learning professionals, vendors and academics from Europe, Asia and a handful (mostly vendors) from the United States. The need for leadership is very high.

Why People Still Like the Classroom More than e-Learning

Kevin Wheeler

Yet, I think there are ways to use technology to make course content more exciting and diverse.   So far, course developers have translated what they think happens in the classroom – the transfer of information — into electrons.  Don’t get me wrong. The classroom can be a boring place. Teachers answer questions and clarify concepts.

Showcasing Your Company and Careers with Video

Kevin Wheeler

Devlearn '09 – Learning How to Learn

Kevin Wheeler

The video below is a chat with Jay Cross, author of several books on Informal Learning and a long time thought leader to the learning world. Andrew McAfee is a Fellow at Harvard’s Berkman Center and is deeply involved in Enterprise 2.0. Andrew defined the state of the art of Enterprise 2.0 under 6 major headings: 1. phenomenon. Join us.

We Came to Make a Decision and Left with a PowerPoint Deck

Kevin Wheeler

Click on the link above for registration information. How often do you come to a meeting to make a tough decision or to learn more about an issue and leave with nothing but the PowerPoint deck? Seems like a fairly common scenario. have attached a chapter from her new book that describes the murder boarding process for you to enjoy. Join us.

Working and Job Seeking Together

Kevin Wheeler

Networks are changing that picture already by allowing a seeker a vast amount of choice and information. By sharing information and linking many people together both recruiters and job seekers gain. Over the past many decades, the operating principles have been individualism and “do-it-yourself.&# Sharing equals cheating.

Small & Decentralized is Beautiful

Kevin Wheeler

In a world where work was primarily done physically and without the ability to spread information and communicate instantly on a global scale, centralization brought efficiency, speed and a better life. Schools With the ability to distribute information through the Internet, schools are undergoing significant change. Health Care?

The Advantages of a Talent Community

Kevin Wheeler

There is no additional information, no personal observations and no reference data.  People can become a member of a talent community in several ways, but each requires them to learn more about the organization and provides the recruiter with more information. This means that information is up-to-date.  Join us. Posting tweet.

Messiness, Creativity and Education | Over the Seas

Kevin Wheeler

have just finished skimming through Peter Hall’s massive book   Cities in Civilization.  He comes from a very different point of view than the traditional city planner.  He points out how the “planned’ cities of Sweden and elsewhere were all basically failures. Great cities are experiments and always works-in-progress. Why no joy? 

Messiness, Creativity and Education

Kevin Wheeler

have just finished skimming through Peter Hall’s massive book   Cities in Civilization.  He comes from a very different point of view than the traditional city planner.  He points out how the “planned’ cities of Sweden and elsewhere were all basically failures. Great cities are experiments and always works-in-progress. Why no joy? 

Blowing Up the Training Department

Kevin Wheeler

They have already spent most of their lives learning and are most likely good at acquiring new information, integrating it into their work, and in seeking out mentors.  Those who aren’t good at this, it could be argued, just leave and do other things. Is leadership development an oxymoron?  Join us. Posting tweet.

Pulling informal learning

Harold Jarche

Informal learning is mostly Pull. Informal LearningTake a look at these 8 demand-side knowledge management principles by Nick Milton.

Learn Informal Learning Informally

Jay Cross

Next month I’ll be offering an experiential workshop on Informal Learning through Jane Hart’s Social Learning Center. Format.

Informal learning is

Harold Jarche

Stephen Hart has a good series of quotes on informal and social learning on his website. Informal Learning

Informal Learning – the other 80%

Jay Cross

The start-up stiffed me but the paper morphed into the Informal Learning book. Informal Learning – the other 80%. Execution is the goal.