The Challenges and Benefits of a Healthy Talent Ecosystem


“Business Capabilities Are Evolving Faster than Ever and Therefore the Technology Capabilities That Support the Business Capabilities Must Keep Up”

Silo Busting 34: Tackling the Talent Ecosystem with Sandra Loughlin and Eli Feldman

February 21, 2022
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In 2022, Technology evolves fast—faster than the technologists who use it. In order for organizations to put this tech to work for them, they need to have a good understanding of how talent ecosystem, and how to work within it.

As Eli Feldman, EPAM’s CTO of Advanced Technology, says, on the latest episode of Silo Busting: “Business capabilities are evolving faster than ever and therefore the technology capabilities that support the business capabilities must keep up.”

Feldman’s interlocutor is Sandra Loughlin, Managing Principal and Head of Client Learning & Talent Enablement at EPAM, who makes the important point that companies don’t just need to keep their training their employees on new skills, they need to do so longitudinally. When it comes to the issue of developing capabilities, Loughlin says, it needs to “span entire career changes, especially as automation has changed the roles that people have” and raises the questions of “whether those roles even exist” in the future.

Back and forth, Loughlin and Feldman go, talking about the importance of training people in a way that makes sense for their business (“Getting the right content to the right people at the right time, right way,” says Loughlin) and applying it to their daily work, aligning skills strategy and capability strategy, the capability academy model, mentorship, EPAM’s learning infrastructure, our approach to assessments (Feldman says EPAM focuses “extensively on making sure that assessment is in reality all about guiding the individual toward their next milestone in their career”), and more.

Eavesdrop on Feldman and Loughlin and you’ll soon understand much about creating a healthy talent ecosystem here. Lucky for you, the learning process is as simple as hitting the “play” button.

Host: Alison Kotin
Engineer: Kyp Pilalas
Producer: Ken Gordon

Silo Busting 34: Tackling the Talent Ecosystem with Sandra Loughlin and Eli Feldman
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