By Bravanti 

Congratulations, you made it through yet another tumultuous year! We all needed some support to get through the whirlwind that was 2021 and we hope that Bravanti was able to provide that for you! 

From equality in the workplace to communicating change, we’ve put together a list of our top talent development resources of 2021 based on reads, views, and downloads. Enjoy! 

Top Talent Development Resources of 2021

Journeys in Leadership Video Series

Journeys in Leadership is a series of reflections from Bravanti’s executive coaches, diving into topics such as creating inclusive environments, inspiring a winning team, and leadership accountability. During a time that demands resilience and courageous leadership, our executive coaches are working with global business leaders to embrace change and create impact in their organizations. Top videos include Unlocking Your Potential (Episode 2), Getting the Most Out of Coaching (Episode 12), and Accountability & Action (Episode 10). 

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Winning in 2022 With an HR-Driven Business Strategy

After a tumultuous year in 2020, millions around the world yearned for a calmer, more predictable 2021. For most of us, that did not happen.  

We’re living in an increasingly VUCA environment and facing a prolonged period of uncertainty. Organizations must leverage all available resources to develop business and talent strategies that address the current environment and a wide range of potential future outcomes. So, how do you do that? You start with an HR-driven business strategy. 

This article defines what an HR-driven strategy is and how it can support business strategy in everything from retaining and promoting high potentials, to assessing your organizational culture, to managing and communicating change effectively. 

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[Checklist] The Leader’s Quick Guide to Communicating Change

Business leaders today are faced with more complexities than ever before. Change can take so many forms – from furloughs and layoffs to a full-employment market, and everything in between. With remote or hybrid workforces likely here to stay and continued uncertainty about so many things, communication skills have never been more critical.  

Communicating change, in particular, requires a certain set of skills – let’s call them muscles – that need honing and practice from time to time. Download our communication checklist for a step-by-step guide to tackling the challenges of the unknown and communicating effectively with your people. 

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[Infographic] How Employers Can Empower Women Workers Every Day (Not Just During Women’s History Month)

Every year, March rolls around and companies ramp up their celebration and acknowledgement of women workers for Women’s History Month. Articles are written, promises are made, and more. But equality doesn’t have a 30-day shelf-life; it requires year-round commitment to impact both individuals and the business. In this infographic, we share how employers can empower all women, including women leaders, women of color, and working mothers.  

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So, What Are Outplacement Services, Exactly?

If you aren’t entirely sure what outplacement services are, who they’re for, and why they’re important, you aren’t alone. 

Outplacement is an often-misunderstood concept, perhaps because it’s a relatively new practice compared to other aspects of business. Its origins lie in military veteran service transition and programs developed following World War II that sought to help exiting service members prepare for, find, and win jobs in the civilian sector. Throughout the decades that followed, outplacement grew to become a $2 billion industry, supporting exiting employees from all industries and roles to ease career transition and accelerate the job search process. 

In this article, we address some of the most common questions around outplacement services so you can make the most informed decision for your company’s needs.  

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Momentum Video Series

Our Momentum video series provides insights from our career transition team and outplacement coaching cadre, discussing topics such as Next Act, transferable skills, why outplacement matters, how to get the most out of your outplacement firm, and more. With our integrated perspective on change management, we’re here to help you make the most out of change and transition while protecting your employer brand and saving unemployment costs.   

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Workplace Burnout: How to Spot it and What to Do About it

Can we all just agree that ‘burnout’ was the unofficial word of the year?  

It’s no secret that American workers are experiencing burnout at alarming rates. In fact, 52% of employees have experienced symptoms of burnout since the start of the pandemic. Yet the working world continues to place value on the things that cause it, such as a 24/7, “always on” culture; consistently prioritizing work over home life; lack of boundaries; and always saying yes.  

So how do we spot burnout and what do we do to resolve for the benefit of both individuals and the organization? This article shares insights on the symptoms and solutions to nip this problem in the bud as we kick-off 2022.  

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5 Ways HR Can Impact Business Strategy

This article is a long-time favorite among our audiences as it answers an age-old question: how can HR truly impact overall business strategy? As an HR leader, you have your finger on the pulse of all aspects of your organization – and a critical role to play in developing the business strategy. From helping diagnose how well the organization is aligned for effectiveness, to securing the tools and competencies needed for successful organizational change, check out this article for the top five ways HR can shape the business strategy. 

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What are some of your top talent development resources of 2021?

We hope you found these articles helpful, and if you have any questions, send us an email or give us a call. Our team of executive coaches and talent development experts are standing by to help you start 2022 on the right foot!  

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