Webinar to Discuss Enlisted Talent Management

Webinar to Discuss Enlisted Talent Management

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Photo by: U.S. Army Reserve/Spc. Olivia Cowart

Two members of the Army Talent Management Task Force will discuss new programs for enlisted soldiers during a webinar hosted by the Association of the U.S. Army.

Maj. Jed Hudson and Sgt. Maj. Robert Haynie will speak Feb. 24 during The AUSA Noon Report.

The event begins at noon Eastern. It is free, but registration is required here.

During the webinar, Hudson and Haynie will discuss the Sergeant Major Assessment Program, which is designed to find the best NCOs to serve in command sergeant major and key billet positions; the 1SG Talent Alignment Assessment, aimed at aligning NCOs with first sergeant positions; and the Assignment Satisfaction Key-Enlisted Marketplace, or ASK-EM, which allows NCOs to see what assignments are available and nominate themselves for jobs that best suit their abilities and interests.

Talent management is a top priority of senior Army leaders, and the service has been working to tailor how it acquires, maintains, develops, manages and employs talent around the force.

The Army must change “how we care for our people and how we compete for and manage their talents,” Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville said last fall. 

“We are in a war for talent,” he added. “We need the best and brightest men and women to come into the United States Army, who represent the diversity of the nation.”

One key to the Army’s efforts is doing a better job of matching soldiers to the assignments best suited to their skills and interests. “We are no longer treating the population as interchangeable parts,” McConville said.