Bluewater's Talent Development Index (TDi): The Wrap-Up

It's no secret that Learning and Talent Management Systems are essential to developing and retaining top talent. According to the 2016 Training Industry Report from Training Magazine, US companies spent $70.65 billion on training last year. It's imperative that your company have a robust learning and talent management strategy that allows you to get maximum value out of that investment.

In the 9th video on the Bluewater Talent Development Index (TDi), I discuss why it's important to address all 7 elements of the TDi when defining your strategy.

Bluewater's Talent Development Index (TDi): Reporting

Reports created in your Learning or Talent Management System should be able to tell you where your organization currently stands, where it is headed, and where it has room for improvement.

Watch below for a deeper dive into the 7th and final area of the Bluewater Talent Development Index (TDi): Reporting. We cover 3 areas of focus for creating reports that help drive business decisions and who really needs the reports the most. 

Bluewater's Talent Development Index (TDi): Data

Understanding the data in your Learning or Talent Management System helps you understand your business and make decisions.

Watch the below video where I discuss the 6th area of the Bluewater Talent Development Index (TDi) on Data, and why it's important to create a simplified data strategy around your Learning or Talent Management System. 

Bluewater's Talent Development Index (TDi): Process

Have you mapped out the business processes around your Learning and Talent Management System?

In the following video on the Bluewater Talent Development Index, I discuss why processes are critical to the success of your Learning and Talent Management System. Watch below to learn more. 

Bluewater's Talent Development Index (TDi): Technology

Technology was created to help us do our jobs more effectively and efficiently. Sometimes, however, it comes with too many bells and whistles and can hinder our progress rather than aid it.

In this video, I talk about 'turning off' unnecessary applications in order to simplify the technology in your Learning or Talent Management System.

Bluewater's Talent Development Index (TDi): ADMIN

Are your people at the forefront of your learning and talent management strategy?

In my latest video I discuss the "people" portion of the Talent Development Index, that is, Administration, Governance and Change Management. Take a listen to see why these are so important for your Learning and Talent Management programs and systems.

Bluewater's Talent Development Index (TDi): Content


 Content is king and the learning content you develop should align with your business goals and people objectives.

In my latest video I cover the 4 key areas to focus on when thinking about your Learning or Talent Management System from a Content perspective.

Bluewater's Talent Development Index (TDi): User Experience


Simplification is key to a great user experience. And without a great user experience, engagement will remain low.

In the following video I present the 4 key areas you need to consider when thinking about your Learning or Talent Management System from a User Experience perspecitve.

Introducing Bluewater's Talent Development Index (TDi)


At Bluewater, we've partnered with hundreds of businesses to maximize the value of their learning and talent management systems. We've discovered the key to success is addressing 7 core areas. The Bluewater Talent Development Index (TDi) provides companies with an assessment tool to evaluate how they're performing in each of the areas.

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