Plum is the business I almost started

I’m pleased to announce that I will be joining the board of directors for Plum, an innovative platform that provides organizations with the talent data they need to make predictive talent decisions using the power of AI and Industrial/Organizational Psychology.

It’s the business I almost started myself a few years ago, when talk of ‘the fourth industrial revolution’ first started. I knew the way that enterprise businesses were currently handling talent management was not going to suffice—we needed to completely overhaul the traditional methods of thinking. In order to prepare for this disruption, companies will need more predictive data to go on than just a resume to move people within the company.

Organizations that will be nimble enough to survive the future of work will need to take an approach that allows talent to flow across the organization.

Current talent management processes keep people in rigid silos. For example, a Business Development Rep becomes an Account Executive, which becomes a Channel Manager, and so on. Organizations that will be nimble enough to survive the Future of Work are the ones who take an approach that allows talent to flow across the organization.

Plum is the platform that can collect the talent data that organizations need to predictively move talent into roles where they’ll succeed, and I look forward to being a part of their journey in leading businesses to prepare for the Future of Work.


Plum Talent Trends Meetup (February 27, 2019)

Just a reminder that I will also be in Burlington, Ontario tomorrow to deliver a keynote at Plum’s Talent Trends Meetup. Join me for an evening of BBQ, beer, and learning about 2019 hiring and talent trends.

If you’re interested learning how to become a data-driven leader, preparing for the Future of Work, and implementing technology to make your talent pool and overall organization future-ready, you won’t want to miss this. I’ll be discussing topics including:

  • The six forces shaping the Future of Work
  • The learners of today, and their challenges in prioritizing learning to prepare them for the future
  • How you can prepare for the Future of Work

For an intro to these topics and understanding ‘the fourth industrial revolution,’ download my primer on the Future of Work e-book below.


For more information on my appointment to Plum’s board of directors, please see the press release.
For more information on Plum, please visit their website here.
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