Build a Learning Organization in 2019

With 2019 looming, what are your organization’s talent management goals for the rest of this year and next? Do they include building a learning and development organization?

People want an instructional and engaging learning experience, so that they can attain new skills to boost their performance, using the device of their choice. You can build a smarter, more engaged workforce, support business changes, and drive growth by developing an innovative learning and development organization in your workplace.

Remember though, training is only one component of a well-planned and comprehensive learning and development program. Other components to consider include:

  • Special projects, to build skills and expertise
  • Mentoring, by teaming senior or retiring leaders with younger stars
  • Job shadowing, to expand knowledge of the internal workings of your organization
  • Specialized, technical training to develop essential technical skills

And, check this out: According to the Association of Talent Development’s study on learning’s role in employee engagement, it found that in companies with comprehensive learning programs 65% of employees say the quality of training and learning opportunities positively influences their engagement, which results in 218%  higher income per employee, 24% higher profit margins, and 6% higher shareholder returns. Now, that’s a nice ROI!

At Talent Snapshot®, we can help you develop the programs and processes you need to build a comprehensive learning and development organization. And, Talent Snapshot’s® talent management solution has built-in competency based learning for your people to access from any device they use.

When considering a talent management solution, look for one that contains robust, expert, validated content tied to an LMS with competency based learning. In the long run it will save you time and money and provide the quality you need for effective talent management.

Give us a call at 513-528-9700 or contact me by email at to learn more.

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Jackie Messersmith is President and CEO of Talent Management LLC. Talent Management provides consulting services to small to mid-size businesses to put an employee engagement culture and talent strategy in place, and is the developer of Talent Snapshot®, an integrated, competency based, online talent management solutions. Jackie can be reached at 513-528-9700 or