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Learning and Development Associate

AlphaSights

This is a Full-time position in New York, NY posted January 6, 2022.

The Company:

AlphaSights is the global leader in knowledge on-demand.

We connect investment and business leaders with a dynamic network of industry professionals whose informed perspectives help our clients make superior investment and business decisions.

With 1200+ employees and nine offices across the US, Europe, Middle East, and Asia, AlphaSights regularly ranks as one of the fastest-growing companies in the world.

Learn more at  alphasights.com .

The Role:

AlphaSights is looking for an ambitious and thoughtful individual to join the Learning & Development team (aka Professional Development team).

Professional Development at AlphaSights provides opportunities for our employees to continuously grow their skills and, ultimately, to achieve their personal and professional goals.

We are committed to supporting the learning and development of AlphaSights’ most valuable resource: its people.

You will work with the Manager of Professional Development to execute training and development programs for AlphaSights team members in the New York office.

A successful candidate will be excited about doing whatever it takes to support and enable coworkers to unlock their full potential.

You will be involved in everything from onboarding to senior leader development.

The mission of the Professional Development Team:

  • Cultivating our workforce’s commercial, interpersonal, and leadership skills
  • Strengthening AlphaSights’ commercial effectiveness by increasing employees’ abilities
  • Improving the quality of work life and job satisfaction for employees
  • Accelerating employees’ careers

Core Responsibilities:

  • Support all talent processes in the region, including:
    • Pre-hire communication and onboarding
    • Ongoing training and development
    • Promotions
    • 360 reviews
    • As well as other parts of the talent lifecycle
  • Focus on making the learner experience as seamless as possible by extensively preparing for Professional Development programs:
    • Enroll team members in training programs and distribute agendas, pre-readings, assessments, and other materials to participants
    • Collaborate with trainers and presenters to prepare their course materials
    • Champion our digital learning platforms and help the team and wider functions innovate the way AlphaSights deploy learning throughout the organization (e.g.

      through digital learning, classroom-based, or blended learning channels) 

    • Field questions from colleagues about program availability and eligibility criteria
    • Constantly improve and innovate Professional Development programming by soliciting feedback from participants, measuring learning outcomes, researching industry best practices, and endeavoring to make sessions as interactive and engaging as possible
  • Develop AlphaSights’ approach to scaling digital learning:
    • Become an internal expert and role model on digital learning design and delivery
    • Create engaging digital content and support the workforce in building out our content library
    • Use analytics to drive learning outcomes and initiatives, following a systematized approach to training evaluation (e.g., Kirkpatrick Model)
  • Build “minimum viable products” to roll out and test in the organization, then undertake creative destruction to improve and re-launch excellent Professional Development tools and processes
  • Collaborate with the global PD team to roll out coordinated initiatives
  • Build relationships throughout the organization
  • Manage internal communications related to Professional Development
  • Maintain strict confidentiality at all times to build trust in the organization and the Professional Development functions
  • Align with the human resources and recruiting teams to present a seamless talent narrative for candidates and employees

What We Look For:

  • 1-2 years of experience in Learning & Development or a related talent field 
  • Attained Bachelor’s degree.

    Master’s degree preferred

  • Fluency in English required
  • To be successful in this role, you should display:
    • Career maturity and alignment: clarity of direction, commitment to getting there, and awareness of how Professional Development at AlphaSights fits with your journey
    • Rigorous attention to detail: ability to execute on numerous workstreams within the same timeframe
    • People-oriented, emotionally intelligent team player: ability to de-escalate situations patiently and effectively

What You Can Expect

  • A fast-paced environment with measurable deliverables and a focus on results
  • A team-oriented, strongly supportive culture emphasizing transparency, continuous feedback, professional development, and celebrating wins
  • Comprehensive medical benefits (health, vision, and dental) 
  • Subsidized lunch program, corporate gym discounts, monthly team events, free breakfast & snacks
  • Work Flexibility: Option to work from home every Thursday and Friday

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