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Preparing for an Internal Talent Marketplace

Is a fundamental shift toward a skills-based talent sharing model using a talent marketplace platform right for your organization?

What is it?

  • A talent marketplace platform is a technology that uses artificial intelligence to match people to opportunities based on their skills, interests, and aspirations.

Why does it matter?

  • Rapid changes in the internal and external environment require organizations to remain flexible and pivot quickly. However, many organizations are not designed to keep up with this rate of change, resulting in challenges with preparing talent for the future of work.
  • An artificial intelligence-enabled talent marketplace helps organizations:
    • Identify existing employee skills, talent gaps, and skills demand trends so they can respond as needed to prepare the workforce to meet future organizational need.
    • Mobilize talent quickly to staff urgent projects and critical roles.
    • Empower employees to own and drive their own careers and highlight career paths to critical roles to support succession planning.
    • Improve employee access and visibility to opportunities that support development, upskilling, and reskilling.
    • Leverage existing internal talent to recruit for open roles and encourage employees to pursue internal opportunities rather than looking externally.

Is a fundamental shift toward a skills-based talent sharing model using a talent marketplace platform right for your organization?

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  • Burak (Bakkaloglu) Bak, VP and Head of Talent Management and People Analytics, Europe and Latin America, Ericsson
  • Dr. John Boudreau, Senior Research Scientist and Professor Emeritus, University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business
  • Matthew Daniel, Principal, Guild Education
  • Julie Dervin, Head of Global Learning & Development, Cargill
  • Jonathan Donner, Independent Consultant, Jonathan Donner Consulting
  • Ben Eubanks, Chief Resource Officer, Lighthouse Research & Advisory
  • Lisa Freeman, Vice President, Talent & Organization Development and Enterprise Change Management, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • René Gessenich, Head of Strategic Workforce Planning & Skill Management, Novartis
  • Edie Goldberg, President & Founder, E. L. Goldberg & Associates
  • Divkiran Kathuria, Director, Talent Mobility and Talent Acquisition Programs, Seagate
  • Susan McGotty, VP, Talent Marketplace and Career Services, Prudential Financial
  • Cassandra Mozingo Tramm, Product Leader, HR Connected Products, Capital One
  • Kelley Steven-Waiss, Former CHRO, HERE Technologies
  • Watson Stewart, Global Head, Talent Solutions & Global Head, Early Careers & Talent Accelerators, Standard Chartered Bank
  • Sara Steiner, Global Head Talent Marketplace & P&O Lead for ESG, Novartis
  • Shaun Vollick, Director, Skills Strategy and Talent Mobility, RBC