Nuts & Bolts of Talent Management with Global Best Practices
Talent Management plays a pivotal role in talent attraction, retention and performance of an organization’s workforce. Josh Bersin in his article on ‘Talent Management, What is it? Why now?’ says that “we are now entering a new era with the emergence of Talent Management and that it has become an important buzz word for corporate HR. The battle for good talent is fierce and the need for organizations to understand the fundamentals of Talent Management and effectively orchestrate its strategy in conjunction with HR & L&D is critical to be effective players in the larger organizational context.”
We, as HR and L&D professionals, are constantly challenged to be innovative in our people solutions. Our session will:
- Clarify the fundamentals of Talent Management & how it fits in the overall umbrella of HR & L&D
- Discuss perceived & real value to the business
- Understand why Talent Management is critical in the current business scenario
- Learn how other global nations manage talent
- Describe best practices that we can emulate
Our session leaders include Sumathi Pearl, Director at the Aresty Institute of Executive Education at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and Eric VanDerSluis, Senior Program Manager of the Talent & Professional Development (TPD) College of Comcast University.
Join us as they take us on an interesting journey of exploring what Talent Management is all about and bring to focus best practices from successful businesses in Asia. The session will include a ‘Talent Innovation Contest’ which will spark ideas amongst the audience creating a platform to share strategies and best practices from within the group. Come prepared for an evening of fun and exploration as we journey into the era of Talent Management.
About our Speakers
Sr. Program Manager – Talent and Professional Development
Eric VanDerSluis is a Senior Program Manager of the Talent & Professional Development (TPD) College of Comcast University, which focuses on leadership development and professional growth for leaders of all levels within Comcast. Eric has extensive experience collaborating with business partners and senior leaders across business lines and executing large/national-scale projects including leadership training, needs assessment, and organizational or operational improvements.
Prior to joining Comcast in 2010, Eric worked at JPMorgan Chase serving in various roles. He was principally focused on learning &organizational development initiatives supporting all of Card Services. He was responsible for the creation and implementation of a high potential rotational program for college graduates. Prior to working at JPMorgan Chase, Eric worked at Rutgers University, Camden as Assistant Director of the Teacher Preparation Program where he was responsible for teacher quality and effectiveness.
Eric earned his master’s degree in Education, Culture and Society from The University of Pennsylvania and his Bachelor of Arts in History and Education from The College of New Jersey. Eric and his wife have two young daughters and reside in Doylestown, PA.
Eric can be reached at email@example.com
Director- Aresty Institute of Executive Education at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
Pearl is a Director at the Aresty Institute of Executive Education at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She is responsible for the design, development, implementation and evaluation of a portfolio of customized executive education programs targeted towards senior executives. Through a consulting methodology, Pearl works with corporate clients and Wharton faculty to understand their business challenges, design an executive education curriculum to address those challenges and create learning experiences that will have organizational impact.
Prior to joining Wharton Executive Education Pearl spent 16 years working with companies like Infosys Limited, Fujitsu America, EDS/HP, Tenneco Automotive in the areas of Human Resources, Leadership and Talent Management. She has vast experience in designing and executing many global talent management programs revolving around Succession Planning, Role mapping, Career Frameworks and Retention of high potential employees in order to build their leadership pipeline.
Pearl earned her Master’s in Work-Based Learning and Development with University of Pennsylvania. She also earned her Master’s in Philosophy in Organizational Behavior from University of Madras, India. She is a certified professional in Human Resources - PHR from Society of Human Resources (SHRM) and also a certified executive coach. She is currently doing her doctorate in Work-Based Learning and Development with University of Pennsylvania with her core research focusing on ‘How to Brand your Learning Function?’
Pearl can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org