Bradford S. Bell is the William J. Conaty Professor of Strategic Human Resources and Director of the Center for Advanced Human Resource Studies (CAHRS) in the ILR School at Cornell University. He received his B.A. in Psychology from the University of Maryland at College Park and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Michigan State University. Professor Bell’s research and teaching interests include talent management, team development and effectiveness, and virtual work. He is a former editor of Personnel Psychology and a fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) and the American Psychological Association (APA).
Organizations today face a multitude of challenges when it comes to effectively managing their talent. In mature markets, demographic trends are forcing companies to accelerate their efforts to build a pipeline of future leaders. In emerging markets, companies must develop talent strategies that are both nimble and effective at engaging and retaining key human capital. To achieve these goals, companies need an integrated, systematic approach to attracting, developing, engaging, and retaining critical talent.
Cornell University Professor Brad Bell offers a learning experience that challenges students to dig deeper into understanding their organization’s key talent management challenges and uncovers solutions that can be used to overcome these challenges. This course adopts a systems view of talent management in order to demonstrate that various talent practices and processes need to be aligned to create effective solutions. It also examines current trends and cutting-edge thinking in the talent management field.
Key Course Takeaways
- How to assess an organization’s approach to managing talent and its alignment with overall business strategy
- Ways to select talent assessment and identification tools and processes that align with your organization’s talent philosophy
- Devise strategies for developing, engaging, and retaining key talent
- Techniques for fostering a culture that supports talent management efforts and delivers on an organization’s employment brand
- How to measure the effectiveness of individual talent programs and monitor the health of an organization’s talent management system
How It Works
Who Should Enroll
This course is meant for HR professionals with 5+ years of experience whether you are currently working as a strategic business partner, within an HR leadership role, or actively aspiring towards one. Learners are welcome from every continent and from a diverse range of organizations, including for profits large and small, NGOs, and governmental agencies.
It’s also appropriate for students enrolled in eCornell’s 6-course Advanced Certificate in Strategic HR Management, recruiters, and learning and development professionals.