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Talent management starts with effective training.


Many training programs are formulaic, restrictive and meant simply to "check the box." Corporate leaders want to be seen as committed to organizational development, even if the investments are paltry, the curricula basic boilerplate and the results of dubious value.

Questionable training generally results when:

  • Development is viewed as separate and distinct from current business problems and existing workloads
  • Curricula are abstract, focused on theory rather than practice, or too general to be useful by individuals
  • Too much emphasis is placed on sharing information, rather than how to use existing skills and knowledge.

Given how frequently training programs reflect these factors, it's no wonder that many corporate leaders think training is largely a waste of time and hardly an enabler of individual growth.

Training That Works to Solve Problems

McCarthy Consulting's experts in organizational development and training help companies more effectively manage their talent by building on existing skills and knowledge, and empowering workers to unlock their full potential. Not "training for training's sake," our approach is designed to address real-world problems in real-time environments.

Our approach to individual and team training is:

  • Pragmatic and timely – shift directly from training sessions to collaborative work on business problems
  • Integrated – current issues and challenges are embedded into the training curricula
  • Focused – targeting new and improved skills in specific areas, like decision making, meeting management or communicating feedback
  • Personally empowering – enabling employees to move past limiting mindsets and bad experiences to growth through the application of their own skills and intelligence.

Looking for Better Training?

We help business leaders address common training challenges and generate more value from their investments in training:

"The curricula didn't teach me what I expected to learn."

"I'm glad I went to training, but I'm not sure how it will improve performance or help me solve the biggest challenges I face."

"Classroom settings are far removed from the way things work around here."