Best of TLNT: Top 5 Talent Management Stories of 2021

Over the past couple of years, remote and hybrid work have become more prevalent for obvious reasons. During this time, there has been a plethora of opinions and countless advice on what this means for learning and development, performance management, and other talent management initiatives.

Here’s the reality: When it comes to boosting competencies, addressing skill gaps, and improving performance, not all that much has changed. The backdrop for these activities may be different, but the core challenges associated with them remain largely the same.

In other words, if you can get the basis of talent management right, then whether people work from home or an office will make little difference (at least in fields that don’t require on-site presence).

Here are the top TLNT talent management stories from 2021:

Stuck in the Middle: The Plight of Average Performers

The Collision of a Star Performer and an Employer

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The Challenge of Measuring Soft Skills

Ambition Is Overrated

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Vadim Liberman is editor TLNT and (the devil wears TJ Maxx) — a workplace renegade advancing how we think, work, and live. He has previously worked as a strategy consultant to HR and recruiting tech companies at The Starr Conspiracy, as a talent management professional at Prudential, and as senior editor of The Conference Board Review, a magazine for business leaders. Vadim loves to talk about all things HR, talent acquisition, and Bravo TV shows. Bring it!