BUS 180 — Strategic Talent Management: Attracting, Growing, and Retaining Employees
Course Format: Live Online (About Formats)
Duration: 6 weeks
Date(s): Oct 9—Nov 13
Time: 6:00—7:50 pm (PT)
Refund Deadline: Oct 11
Instructor(s): Erica Santoni
Class Recording Available: Yes
The confluence of shifting marketplace conditions, the intensifying war for talent, and advances in AI have thrown top-down talent management practices into question. Every business leader must now master the art of change, both for themselves and in support of their teams. Organizations are no longer fixed; they are more like organisms, alive and continually evolving. Leaders who can listen and cater to the evolving needs and aspirations of their employees, while navigating the shifting marketplace dynamics, will emerge as winners. This course will teach students how to create a modern approach to talent management using three learning objectives:
- Learn how to build the key pillars of the HR function and evolve them over time.
- Gain practical experience creating effective strategies for talent acquisition, total rewards, performance management, talent development, people analytics, and diversity, equity, and inclusion.
- Develop robust, bottom-up talent management strategies and tools for managing ongoing change in times of economic growth and retraction.
Erica Santoni is a leadership coach and a former senior people leader in the tech industry. She has held multiple HR roles across people strategy, people analytics, talent management, future of work, and diversity, equity, and inclusion. In her past career as a consultant, she focused on organizational transformations and HR strategy. She received an MBA from Harvard with a focus on leadership and human capital management.
Leadership Coach; Former Senior People Leader, ZipRecruiter and Intuit
Textbooks for this course:
There are no required textbooks; however, some fee-based online readings may be assigned.