Personalizing Employee Development: Evolving the Employee – Manager – Company Partnership Model
Date: Thursday, August 30, 2012
Time: 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Location: Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc., 3180 Porter Drive Palo Alto, CA 94304
Reservations: Confirm your attendance by contacting Jini at Jini@growBOLD.com Space is limited to ~20 members. (Open to BOLD members and their guests only.)
Many organizations subscribe to the employee development philosophy that employees drive their development, managers support them, and the company provides the resources. However, big and small organizations realize that, in practice, this model is crumbling. Employees want more prescriptive advice on managing their careers. Managers are dealing with increased demands for their time and energy, and most organizations are struggling to meet the demands for learning programs with diminished resources.
In this session, we’ll talk about best practices we’re using and developing at Google to evolve this partnership model to a more tailored approach to employee development.
Here are some discussion topics we’ll cover:
• Using analytics to anticipate and suggest learning and development opportunities
• Creating a unified employee development “experience”
• Making learning more social and fun
• Encouraging managers to engage in career development discussions
Guest Speaker Bio:
Bill Huffaker, PhD, is Talent Development Leader, Talent & Learning and Development at Google, Inc. Bill is currently leading a cross-functional team to develop an innovative, social employee development tool powered by a recommendation engine. Previously, Bill was the Head of Global Career Development. Prior to Google, Bill held senior talent management roles at Microsoft, Visa, Washington Mutual, and Cerus. His expertise is in career development, talent management, and performance management programs. Bill earned a Ph.D. in Human and Organizational Systems from Fielding Graduate University and an M.S. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Illinois State University.