• team building innovation for the 21st century




    POV2050 works with organizations to build teams and

    leverage culture in order to win the war on talent.





    Currently, a candidate-driven market has necessitated the need for companies to compete, often on a global basis, for top talent. Building and maintaining a diverse, positive culture plays a critical role in candidate retention. In addition to the job opportunity itself, today's candidates believe a company's culture (positive or negative) is a key component when deciding whether to stay with or leave an organization.


    POV2050 works hand-in-hand with leaders, human resources, and talent management to develop strategies that leverage culture and employee engagement (before and after a hire) as a competitive advantage.



    Standard or Customized Programs

    Webinars, On Site, or Remote

    Review and Design



    Talent Acquisition and Retention

    Culture Shaping

    Job Description Design

    Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

    The Human Side of Data

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    Books, Articles, Different Point of Views, Additional Training Resources

    Generative Difference

    Written by Dara Blumenthal, Live Grey

    New York, NY



    An alternative to relying solely on static measurements like gender and ethnicity when describing diversity, Generative Difference is a diversity of perspectives and life experiences that positively shape our ways of working, thinking, and interacting from the inside out. 


    Ted Talk: How Algorithms Shape Our World

    By Kevin Slavin


    We live in a world run by algorithms, computer programs that make decisions or solve problems for us. In this riveting, funny talk, Kevin Slavin shows how modern algorithms determine stock prices, espionage tactics, even the movies you watch. But, he asks: If we depend on complex algorithms to manage our daily decisions — when do we start to lose control?


    Ted Talk: The Importance of Multicultural Perspectives

    By novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie


    Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice — and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding.


    Is There a Race Problem in Silicon Valley?

    by J.J. McCorvey


    Fast Company brought together a round table discussion of African-American tech leaders and their experiences with Silicon Valley. The conversation spanned everything from hiring practices of top firms to entrepreneurial funding.


    The Culture Map: Breaking Through the Invisible Boundaries of Global Business

    Link: Written by Erin Meyer, Available Here


    Whether you work in a home office or abroad, business success in our ever more globalized and virtual world requires the skills to navigate through cultural differences and decode cultures foreign to your own.

    The People to Source Code Relationship

    By Ian Fitzpatrick


    Written originally for those in the advertising industry, the presentation is applicable to most industries looking for growth in the future by replacing the word "agency" with "organization."



    "The new agency OS is defined by the parts of the existing agency source code we strip away, not what we layer on top of it."

    Deloitte Study: Global Human Capital Trends 2016, Leading in the New World of Work

    A Deloitte University Press Report Written by:


    Carl Bennett, Deloitte Consulting LLP | carbennett@deloitte.com

    Laurence Collins, Deloitte MCS Limited | lcollins@deloitte.co.uk


    "The research described in this report involved surveys and interviews with more than 3,300 business and HR leaders from 106 countries."




    Excerpts from the report:



    "Global organizations today must navigate a "new world of work"—one that requires a dramatic change in strategies for leadership, talent, and human resources."



    "For human resources (HR) organizations, this new world requires bold and innovative thinking. It challenges our existing people practices: how we evaluate and manage people and how we engage and develop teams; how we select leaders and how they operate. "


    Additional Training Resources

    Hyper Island Courses

    Executive training courses and immersive programs offered worldwide for those individuals needing to update their skills in today's digital world.


    Moore Essentials: In-House, Web-Based and Custom Training

    Entry level to advanced internet research classes for corporate and 3rd party recruiters needing to master candidate sourcing.

    The Skills Matrix is Dead, Long Live the Skills Matrix!

    By Dara Blumenthal, PhD

    Work is increasingly discontinuous, nonlinear, and requires whole-system thinking in most organizational environments. Simply put, it’s getting more complex.
    However, most organizations have not evolved their thinking towards human performance in their attempt to meet increased complexity.

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    Melanie Stern, Founder

    In addition to earning a Bachelor of Arts degree at Michigan State University, Melanie has also received training from industry experts in Executive Search, Traditional and Internet Sourcing, ISO, Business Process Improvement, Business Transformation, Diversity and Inclusion, and Culture Building.


    Melanie has honed her skills in business development, consulting, training, internal and external talent acquisition and business transformation for the past two decades. As a diversity and multicultural candidate recruiting expert for 25 years, adding diversity and inclusion, bias and culture-shaping to her skills matrix was the next logical step.





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