Talk to Me: Developing and Retaining Talent through Career Resources

Talk to Me: Developing and Retaining Talent through Career Resources

Date: Available On Demand

Duration: 1 hour, 1 minute

Recent employee engagement surveys conducted by General Motors and other large organizations suggest that employee perception of career growth within an organization is a primary driver of employee engagement. Committed to expanding efforts to find, grow and keep top talent, General Motors leveraged employee feedback from three GM employee engagement surveys over five years to engage global leaders, HR and employees in building resources to help employees grow their GM careers. Supporting approximately 80,000 global salaried employees, GM’s multimedia career resources have led to an increase in employee career satisfaction over a five-year period.

In this session, attendees will learn:

  • How to adopt and enhance career development resources within an organization.
  • The importance of integrating learning resources with a company’s core values.
  • The benefits of engaging leaders and employees in the development and deployment of learning resources.


mimi_sq.jpg    Mimi Brent
Head of Global Career Development
   General Motors Company

Mimi Brent is an expert and proven leader in global learning, talent development and global communications. She excels at strategy and has led multiple global teams to launch innovative, large-scale global learning and HR solutions. Brent is passionate about motivating teams to solve business problems, reduce complexity and execute cost-effective, best-in-class products. She is a strong consultative leader and has significant expertise in leading large teams consisting of learning and human resources professionals, internal communications, IT, shared services, purchasing and third-party vendors. Brent currently leads GM’s Career Development COE within Global Human Resources and engages with diverse global stakeholders to develop and deploy innovative career resources (rotational programs, career training, events and online career tools) for early career, mid-career and late-career talent. During this time she has:

  • Led the design, development and launch of multiple corporate-wide career development initiatives for approximately 80,000 global salaried employees.
  • Internally developed and deployed a career development portal with multimedia resources (including mentoring) to engage employees and leaders in active career discussions. 
  • Launched a global communication strategy resulting in increased monthly usage of career resources. 

Brent is a member of the National Career Development Association and The Conference Board’s Career Development Practitioners Council.