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McKinsey Talks Talent Podcast


Bryan Hancock, Bill Schaninger, and other talent experts help you navigate a fast-changing landscape and prepare for the future of work by making talent a competitive advantage.



Workplace rituals: Recapturing the power of what we’ve lost

– The right rituals can revitalize meaning at work—and help employees move beyond “me” to “we.”

Talent in a changing market: What now?

– High turnover, shrinking pipelines, inflation—the talent market remains in flux. Here’s what you should be doing differently.

Quiet quitting and performance management

– Churn is up. Engagement is down. And year-end reviews are here. Are you worried that giving feedback will make workers feel worse?

The office of the future: A whole new (floor) plan

– Revisiting your talent strategy for a hybrid world? Think hard about the purpose and design of your office space.

Stave off attrition with an internal talent marketplace

– Is your best talent hiding in plain sight? An internal talent marketplace helps match existing employees to open roles—in... novel and sometimes unexpected ways.

Is worker power on the rise?

– Quitting is up, and so are wages. As the Great Attrition persists, employer–employee dynamics appear to be changing. But who actually... benefits—and how durably?

Talent at a turning point: How people analytics can help

– Rising resignations. Hybrid work. The diversity imperative. Leaders are navigating a talent market in flux. Here’s how people... analytics can help.

Back and forth: COVID-19’s impact on business in 2021—and today

– The years-long pandemic persists. How can companies continue to adapt?

LGBTQ+ inclusion in the workplace

– How to take action to support LGBTQ+ employees—not just during Pride Month, but year-round.

Culture in the hybrid workplace

– Hybrid work is happening. Your culture will need to catch up—fast.

Grabbing hold of the new future of work

– The COVID-19 pandemic has reshaped existing workforce trends and catalyzed new ones. Here’s the latest on what’s next—and... what to do about it.

The elusive inclusive workplace

– In the wake of the pandemic, you’ve committed to fast action on diversity. The first step is a new, more inclusive lens... on talent management—straight through the life cycle.

The vanishing middle manager

– Flatter. Faster. Leaner. The COVID-19 crisis has once again trained a spotlight on the value of middle management. What happens... after the pandemic ends?

Grief, loss, burnout: Talking about complex feelings at work

– Leaders have always navigated emotional dynamics in the workplace—but not at the scale and intensity unleashed by the COVID-19... pandemic. Here’s how to map this shifting terrain.

Today’s skills, tomorrow’s jobs: How will your team fare in the future of work?

– Automation will leave few roles untouched—and not everyone will be reskilled or redeployed successfully. Here’s what... leaders can do now to give their talent, and their organizations, the best opportunity to thrive in an uncertain future.

Develop a perspective now on the realities of your workforce. Where will those human beings be in five to ten years, and how can you help them take the next step forward?

Bryan Hancock

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