In a talk at the 2018 Degreed LENS conference in New York City, McKinsey partner Carla Arellano explains why firms must build data-driven talent strategies for acquiring, developing and keeping the skills that are vital to their success. Talent is the most important factor in business achievement, says Arellano, so every initiative or financial plan needs a corresponding talent plan. Her succinct, timely argument for prioritizing talent will appeal to business leaders and HR professionals.
In this summary, you will learn
- How talent has become the most important factor in organizational success;
- Why leaders must identify and nurture employees who contribute disproportionately large value; and
- Why HR must embrace data, analysis and other evidence-based methods to tie learning and development initiatives to business outcomes.
About the Speaker
As a partner in McKinsey’s OrgSolutions group, Carla Arellano specializes in talent analytics.