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General Information


Job title: Talent Development Consultant
Job location: Columbus, OH 43215 United States
Requisition code: 912640
Date posted: 11/08/13
Job type: Full-Time
Compensation: Competitive

Job Classification

Job Category:Organizational Development Specialist
Training Specialist

Job Description

Job description:

The Talent Development Consultant is responsible for the planning, design and solutions to ensure NiSource is prepared with the leadership and workforce for the future. Incumbent will identify, develop and execute initiatives to contribute to the overarching talent management strategy on an annual basis. Key focus areas include succession management, high-potential development, and other leadership strategies to build bench strength across NiSource.

Incumbent will collaborate with the Director Talent Development, Talent & Organization Effectiveness team members; Business Leaders, HR Leadership, and HR Consultants throughout the solution lifecycle in order to ensure solutions meet or exceed business needs and objectives.

Key Results:

Increased understanding of the current state of talent and future talent requirements
Readily available resources and tools to address talent development needs
Integrated approaches to talent development driving greater awareness of high-potential talent and associated development strategies
Effective collaboration with HR partners
Creates awareness and understanding of talent development strategies and resources both in HR and across the business.

Essential Responsibilities:

Responsible for the design and execution of simple, scalable and sustainable talent strategies that identify and enable the future talent needs to execute business strategy across NiSource.

Talent Strategy

Contribute to the development and continuous improvement of the NiSource-wide talent management strategy
Talent Review & Succession Planning
Participates in the continuous improvement and execution of the annual Talent Review and Succession Planning process.
Talent Development

Designs and executes strategies and programs to accelerate development of high-potential candidate pools in alignment with identified success profile (i.e. individual development planning, coaching, mentoring, learning programs, etc.)
Determines implementation approach and project plans for executing talent pool development strategies.
Assists with identification of assessments that align with the behaviors identified for each level of leadership ┬┐ i.e. 360s, leadership style indicators etc.
Assists with identification, utilization, and evaluation of external executive coaches to support real-world leadership coaching needs.
Identifies opportunities and sources for external, university-based education programs.
Partners effectively with external vendors and resources as needed for talent pool development solutions.
Process Education & Continuous Improvement

Educates and consults with HR and leaders to comprehend, value and institutionalize talent planning processes
Benchmarks best practices and stays abreast of trends and available solutions in workforce and talent development.
Designs evaluation strategies to collect feedback, assess the effectiveness of solutions, and make recommendations for improvements.

Job Requirements

Education, training, experience:
Required for Selection:

Bachelors degree
4-6+ years experience in a talent management related role designing and executing integrated talent processes and tools across multiple functions, regions or geographies.
Ability to gain an understanding of organization┬┐s business goals and translating business strategy into workforce needs.
Influences talent strategy to address internal and external business and regulatory issues.
Is recognized as an external thought leader within workforce and talent development.
Effective project management skills to formulate a plan of action and effective execution of the plan.
Ability to exercise independent judgment to make timely decisions, solve complex problems and prioritize projects/responsibilities
Demonstrated ability to handle multiple priorities and support multiple people/programs simultaneously
Demonstrated customer service skills (both internally and externally) at all levels within the organization from entry level to the executive levels.
Excellent computer technology skills with an emphasis on Microsoft Office desktop tools and electronic communications such as e-mail, calendars, etc.
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Drives results. Excellent problem solving skills.
Works collaboratively and cooperatively across organizational boundaries.

Preferred for Selection:

Bachelors degree in Human Resources or Organizational Development
Significant experience interacting and partnering with sr. business leaders

Other Information
Travel requirements: 30-40%
Position is part of the Talent Development Center of Excellence which provides services across NiSource.

NiSource Inclusion & Diversity
Value inclusion within your day to day responsibilities by respecting others' perspectives/convictions, engaging others' opinions, creating a safe environment where people, ideas, and opinions are valued within your Team/Customers and external partners.

Respect and take into consideration diversity within your Team/Customers and external work partners by valuing different world views, challenges, and cultures that represent all walks of life and all backgrounds.

Treat others with respect and consideration. Actively participate in creating and contributing to a positive work environment.

How To Apply
For immediate consideration, please apply on-line at on or before December 5th!

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