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5 Trends that will Shape our Future

Kevin Wheeler

Accumulating experience, making mistakes, getting information, experimenting are collectively what we call learning. At our Future of Talent Retreat this past weekend, I laid out the five trends I see as dominating the next decade or more.

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

Kevin Wheeler

A talent pool is the equivalent of an annotated and sorted filing cabinet, but it only contains static and most likely out-of-date information about the potential candidate.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. People in a community share information and often work together to solve problems or come up with new ideas.

Wrap Up of the Australasian Talent Conference

Kevin Wheeler

Check out the website for details and also for archived slides, videos and information on our past conferences. Australasian Talent Conference. Just back from our 5 th Talent Management Conference in Sydney.

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. Maybe all you need for an attraction and sourcing strategy is a good game. The U.S.

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.

Corporate Learning Trends- What Endures During Recessions

Kevin Wheeler

Informal learnin g. We learn the vast majority of what we know informally- without apprenticeships, textbooks, or teachers. Jay Cross at the Internet Time Alliance is the guru of preaching informal learning and his blogs and writings explain and amplify the concepts nicely. They also tap into their social networks such as Facebook or LinkedIn for advice, guidance and practical information.

Getting More Value from Your Social Media

Kevin Wheeler

They can provide authentic information, answer questions, and even close offers. Home About Future of Talent Subscribe Over the Seas Thoughts on Recruiting, Learning and Other Things as I Ramble around the World Getting More Value from Your Social Media by Kevin Wheeler on November 24, 2010 Platforms such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and a variety of proprietary platforms are becoming core to successful recruiting, learning, relationship building, and marketing.

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. There is almost always a vendor section where you can get demonstrations of software products, meet key users and try out the products for yourself. Nothing wrong with this.

Gen Y Redefines Learning | Over the Seas

Kevin Wheeler

They communicate in real time, send out instant messages to ask for help, learn from each other informally over the Internet and, in this behavior, they are defining what learning will look like.

Are Senge’s Five Disciplines Still Relevant? Part 3

Kevin Wheeler

Some of the common assumptions we hold are that organizations need to be organized in hierarchies, that employees need titles, that everyone needs to be physically present, that working from 8 am to 5 pm is a good norm, that budgets and deadlines are important, that software needs to be developed by our in-house team, and that only certain people need certain information within the firm. Information and transparency are also central to the success of these attempts.

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. Home About Future of Talent Subscribe Over the Seas Thoughts on Recruiting, Learning and Other Things as I Ramble around the World Do We Need Internal Recruiting At All?

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. Information is openly shared including salaries and bonuses.

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. Home About Future of Talent Subscribe Over the Seas Thoughts on Recruiting, Learning and Other Things as I Ramble around the World From Social Networks to Communities by Kevin Wheeler on June 16, 2010 Social media and social networks are all the rage.

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.

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The New Television: How the iPad Changes Everything

Kevin Wheeler

It brought events to your home in a way never dreamed of and made going to events not only unnecessary, but not as informative as watching an informed announcer explain something while you are watching it close up.

Gen Y Redefines Learning

Kevin Wheeler

They communicate in real time, send out instant messages to ask for help, learn from each other informally over the Internet and, in this behavior, they are defining what learning will look like.

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? by Kevin Wheeler on May 12, 2010 I have been in Johannesburg for the past 4 days attending and speaking at the Global Learning Academy conference.

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. It could be linking to blogs and commentaries about careers and work that would inform and guide decisions.

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. Home About Future of Talent Subscribe Over the Seas Thoughts on Recruiting, Learning and Other Things as I Ramble around the World Six Talent Trends for 2010 by Kevin Wheeler on February 11, 2010 In late January, I gave my annual webinar outlining six major trends I think will affect how we think about employees and work in 2010 and beyond.

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. The second big difference is that focus is on supporting senior leaders by providing the information and skills they need before or at the exact time they are needed, and by implementing rigorous development of new leaders.

Weekend Ruminations

Kevin Wheeler

Our FOTI website is undergoing a complete overhaul and will be more interactive and informative by early March. Home About Future of Talent Subscribe Over the Seas Thoughts on Recruiting, Learning and Other Things as I Ramble around the World Weekend Ruminations by Kevin Wheeler on February 7, 2010 Asia This was my first week back after several weeks in Asia. It is hard to explain the difference in mood between Asia and the U.S.

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. Developing skills in looking for patterns, discovering connections and linkages in disparate data sources and making inferences from less than quantitative information: This is a promising and exciting area of research that the U.S.

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. There are no predetermined solutions to our energy crisis, global warming, the lack of ability to control information, the impact a much larger female working population will exert on corporate structure and culture, or on the effects that a mobile, global workforce will have on decision making and team work.

Why People Still Like the Classroom More than e-Learning

Kevin Wheeler

So far, course developers have translated what they think happens in the classroom – the transfer of information — into electrons. Not a whole lot of information gets passed along in a classroom – that happens in the readings, labs and homework. Most of us want to learn – not just to digest a bunch of information or data.

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. Home About Future of Talent Subscribe Over the Seas Thoughts on Recruiting, Learning and Other Things as I Ramble around the World Devlearn ’09 – Learning How to Learn by Kevin Wheeler on December 2, 2009 Devlearn is an annual gathering of folks who are focused on learning and in particular those who are focused on e-learning.

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

Kevin Wheeler

Click on the link above for registration information. Home About Future of Talent Subscribe Over the Seas Thoughts on Recruiting, Learning and Other Things as I Ramble around the World We Came to Make a Decision and Left with a PowerPoint Deck by Kevin Wheeler on December 1, 2009 The PowerPoint decks of charts and endless bullet points are so common in the corporate world that they have become the subject of countless jokes.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. They may receive periodic requests to update their personal information and keep their address and email current. This means that information is up-to-date.

Messiness, Creativity and Education | Over the Seas

Kevin Wheeler

Jay Cross, a colleague and friend, has a blog on Informal Learning and together with a few others of us has formed a group called the Learning Irregulars where we are beginning to discuss and follow the creative leaders in learning to see where they are headed. Home About Future of Talent Subscribe Over the Seas Thoughts on Recruiting, Learning and Other Things as I Ramble around the World Messiness, Creativity and Education by Kevin Wheeler on June 2, 2009 Messiness is good.

Messiness, Creativity and Education

Kevin Wheeler

Jay Cross, a colleague and friend, has a blog on Informal Learning and together with a few others of us has formed a group called the Learning Irregulars where we are beginning to discuss and follow the creative leaders in learning to see where they are headed. Home About Future of Talent Subscribe Over the Seas Thoughts on Recruiting, Learning and Other Things as I Ramble around the World Messiness, Creativity and Education by Kevin Wheeler on June 2, 2009 Messiness is good.

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.

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. Home About Future of Talent Subscribe Over the Seas Thoughts on Recruiting, Learning and Other Things as I Ramble around the World Leadership Development for Gen Y by Kevin Wheeler on March 20, 2009 Has leadership development entered a new era?

Pulling informal learning

Harold Jarche

Informal learning is mostly Pull. They are also more in control of who Pushes to them, through social networks and other sources of online information. Informal LearningTake a look at these 8 demand-side knowledge management principles by Nick Milton.

gaining insight through social and informal learning

Harold Jarche

These five triggers can be enhanced through informal and social learning. Instead, systems and structures are needed to support social and informal learning in work teams, communities of practice, and social networks.

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. By the close of the workshop, you will be able to… understand what informal learning is, how it works, why it’s important. Informal Learning Just Jay

Informal learning is

Harold Jarche

Stephen Hart has a good series of quotes on informal and social learning on his website. Informal LearningSometimes the right quote gets the message across faster than a long explanatory paragraph.