What to Do When You Can’t Predict Your Talent Needs

Featuring John Boudreau, professor and research director at USC’s Marshall School of Business and Center for Effective Organizations, and author of multiple books and articles on talent management.
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Complimentary Video Webinar

Tuesday, August 23, 2016


12:00 PM - 1:00 PM US Eastern
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM US Central
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM US Mountain
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM US Pacific
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM GMT

Webinar Overview

Business leaders and HR professionals frequently engage in strategic workforce planning (SWP)—taking the organization’s strategy and determining the talent needed to deliver this strategy. 

But the reality is that in today’s rapidly changing world, strategies, business models, and organizational structures are constantly shifting, necessitating changes in the workforce and talent strategy. The current business environment makes it extremely difficult to predict the organization’s future talent needs—even for organizations that rely on predictive talent analytics.

On August 23, 2016, in an interactive Harvard Business Review webinar, talent management expert John Boudreau will help HR leaders answer the question, “What do you do when you can’t predict your talent needs?” Boudreau will look at the forces reshaping companies and affecting demands for talent needs, and will discuss options for developing talent when the future is so uncertain. He will describe options, effective practices and practical approaches.

If you are concerned about talent management and want to know the impact that unpredictable talent needs will have on the future of HR, join John Boudreau and HBR on August 23. 


About the Speaker

John Boudreau Professor of Management and Organization USC Marshall School of Business

John Boudreau

Professor of Management and Organization

USC Marshall School of Business

John Boudreau is recognized for breakthrough research on human capital, talent, and sustainable competitive advantage. His large-scale and focused field research studies the future of the global HR profession, HR measurement and analytics, decision-based HR, executive mobility, HR information systems, and organizational staffing and development. He has published more than 50 books and articles, and his research has been featured in Harvard Business Review, the Wall Street Journal, Fortune, and Business Week.

Professor Boudreau serves as Research Director for Marshall's Center for Effective Organizations. He advises numerous organizations, including early-stage companies, global corporations, government agencies, and non-profit organizations.



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