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Tackle the Talent Problem: Invest in Growing Your Own Employees

Published: 17 December 2018

ID: G00373366

Analyst(s): Christie Struckman, Diane Berry, De'Onn Griffin, Lily Mok


CIOs will never be able to hire themselves out of the I&T talent gap. Digital business is exploding the demand for I&T skills and competencies. CIOs can tackle the talent problem by engaging current employees with grow-your-own approaches and a clear vision of an advancing career path.

Table Of Contents



  • Find the Right Blend of Development Approach That Balances Time and Cost
    • Low Time and Low Financial Investment
    • Low Time and High Financial Investment
    • High Time and Low Financial Investment
    • High Time and High Financial Investment
  • Kick-Start the Grow-Your-Own or Learn@Work Strategy by Following a Three-Step Action Plan
    • Step 1: Assess and Prioritize Learning Needs
    • Step 2: Blend Different Learning Delivery Mechanisms to Meet Diverse Learning Needs
    • Step 3: Drive Shared Ownership of Continuous Learning

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