Learn about major talent management functions required to build and maintain a high-performing workforce, in this free online course at openSAP. Get the answers to questions such as what types of talent are required to support business goals? How do you find and hire the right people in an increasingly competitive labor market? How can I maximize the engagement, development, and productivity of employees once they are hired? How do you effectively deploy and maintain integrated talent management methods in a world of constant change?
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Language: English

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Course Summary

“Talent management” is the term used to describe what organizations do to ensure they have the right people to execute their business strategies. But what are the specific actions that go into effective talent management and what is required to do it well? This course explains exactly what talent management involves and what goes into building and maintaining an efficient, integrated talent management system.

Over four weeks, you’ll be given a comprehensive look at all the major talent management functions required to build and maintain a high-performing workforce. Expert instructors with years of experience in strategic human resources explain how to determine what types of talent are required to support business goals, how to find and hire the right people in an increasingly competitive labor market, how to maximize the engagement, development, and productivity of employees once they are hired, and how to effectively deploy and maintain integrated talent management methods in a world of constant change. The course also discusses the role of technology in creating scalable, data-driven talent management processes using illustrations from state-of-the-art SAP SuccessFactors solutions.

Course Characteristics

Course Content

Week 1: Right People Right Jobs
Week 2: Right Things Right Way
Week 3: Right Development
Week 4: Right Results
Week 5: Final Exam

Target Audience

  • CEOs, CIOs, CHROs, HR leadership, HR managers, HR Centers of Excellence

Course Requirements

Course contents


  • Week 1:

    Right People, Right Jobs
  • Week 2:

    Right Things, Right Way
  • Week 3:

    Right Development
  • Week 4:

    Right Results
  • I Like, I Wish:

    We Love Your Feedback … And Want More
  • Final Exam:

    Good Luck!

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This course was held from Oct 05, 2016 through Nov 10, 2016.

7970 learners enrolled.

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This course was rated with 4.07 stars in average from 609 votes.

Certificate Requirements


  • Gain a record of achievement by earning more than 50% of the maximum number of points from all graded assignments.
  • Gain a confirmation of participation by completing at least 50% of the course material.

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This course is offered by


Dr. Steven Hunt

Steve Hunt leads the Human Capital Management (HCM) Research Group for SAP SuccessFactors. He has over 25 years of experience designing technology-enabled HR applications, including performance management, staffing, employee development, culture change, workforce transformation, and succession planning. Steve has worked with hundreds of organizations across multiple industries and has contributed to the development of strategic HR systems that have improved the productivity and engagement of millions of employees around the globe.

Steve has a PhD in Industrial Organizational Psychology and is a Certified Senior Professional in Human Resources. He presents at conferences on HR around the world, writes extensively on strategic HR, and is the author of two widely respected books:

  • Commonsense Talent Management: Using Strategic Human Resources to Increase Company Performance (Wiley Press, 2014)
  • Hiring Success: The Art and Science of Staffing Assessment and Employee Selection (Wiley Press, 2007)
Leslie Apony

Leslie Apony is the global director of Solution Adoption – Talent Management at SAP SuccessFactors. She manages a team that provides guidance on strategy and process and program design, helping existing customers align their technology with their business to maximize the value of their investments throughout the world.

Leslie has over 16 years’ combined experience as a consultant, practice manager, and practitioner in HCM, compensation, performance management, and technology. She also has 9 years of experience in consulting at SAP SuccessFactors, working with hundreds of organizations globally across industries on pay for performance, performance management, and talent management strategy. She is a valued leader within the SAP SuccessFactors Talent Management community, where she serves as an advisor and thought leader, and acts as the “voice of the customer” within those communities.

Leslie holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, focusing on management and computer science, from State University of New York at New Paltz.

Elizabeth Duffy

Elizabeth Duffy is a solution adoption advisor with SAP SuccessFactors for the Talent & Platform pillars. She provides guidance on strategy and process and program design, helping existing SuccessFactors customers align their technology with their business to maximize the value of their investments.

Elizabeth has over 15 years of experience as a consultant and HCM practitioner, having worked with some of the largest multinational organizations across industries, as well as small and medium size organizations around the globe. She is a valued member of the SAP SuccessFactors Product Management Talent communities, where she serves as a subject matter expert, and is passionate about acting as the “voice of the customer” within those communities.

Elizabeth holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, focusing on Human Resources Management, from California State University, Sacramento.

Duncan Scott is a business domain principal supporting SAP SuccessFactors Workforce Analytics and SAP SuccessFactors Workforce Planning solutions. In this role, he supports the North American and LATAM HR Cloud Sales teams, working directly with leadership teams at both current and prospective customers.

With over a decade of experience in the workforce analytics and planning market, Duncan provides a strategic perspective to clients looking to develop a mature process across both the HR function and the entire workforce. He is a trusted strategic advisor who combines his deep knowledge of WFAP with his love of technology; he enjoys speaking both the theory and the pragmatic analytics approach with senior leadership, while also going deep with best-in-class SAP SuccessFactors Workforce Analytics and SAP SuccessFactors Workforce Planning solutions to provide examples and anecdotes. Duncan acts as a trusted liaison between clients and product managers to look for synergies across market trends and product direction.

Duncan holds a bachelor’s degree in English and Political Science from Boston College.

Debbie McKay

Debbie McKay is a senior global director in the SAP SuccessFactors Solution Adoption team. She has over 20 years of experience in talent acquisition and staffing and recruiting practitioner technologies, as well as a blend of vendor management, talent acquisition, and onboarding technologies.

Debbie has held various roles covering implementation, account management, system optimization, and consulting. She has supported a vast number of global and Fortune 500 companies that include Novartis, JPMorgan Chase, Burberry, SanDisk, Siemens, and Time Warner Cable.

Debbie has many areas of specialization within the HCM Technology Suite: Vendor Management/Contingent Labor, Business Process – Recruitment Efficiency, Candidate Sourcing and Engagement, Analytical Tracking and Analysis, and Onboarding – The New Hire Experience, to just name a few.

Tom George

Tom George has over twenty years of experience in selling enterprise software solutions to a variety of industries. 

In his role as the director for Learning Sales and Strategy for North America, Tom leads a team of SuccessFactors Learning Experts who assist account teams in learning related sales efforts and educating our clients on the benefits of the SuccessFactors Learning solutions.

In this position, Tom builds on his 10 years of experience in the learning industry, helping to shape the company’s industry strategy and solution direction. Tom comes to SAP and SuccessFactors via the acquisition of Plateau Systems where he was a sales executive supporting commercial, non-profit, government, and higher education clients.  

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