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Global Talent Management Leader

Organizations today are out hunting for senior HR practitioners who can lead a turnaround in enterprise HR through their Talent Management capabilities, infuse and ingrain a talent-focused approach to Human Capital Management, and build an enduring talent pipeline, which will serve the organization’s march into the future. GTML™ makes for a perfect foil for senior HR professionals who are ready for spearheading a revolution through insightful Talent Management. And your GTML™ builds a direct bridge to the world’s finest talent management program via a direct pre-qualification for the Global Fellow program.

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Global Talent Management Leader (GTML™) is a very special qualification for a very special breed of professionals. It’s for those of the more accomplished of manager-leaders in human capital management, who’ve seen it, done it, and now want to change it all for the better deploying the science and art of modern Talent Management. GTML™ fits the bill for you if you realize how globalization has not only shrunk the world and unified markets, but also, how it has made workforce more mobile, and their management more complex for organizations, making Talent Management the dominant business function today.

With businesses expanding ever so fast and across as they never did any time before in human history, the breed of GTML™ certified senior professionals perhaps seems best equipped to solve the puzzle of keeping employees happy, performing, and future-relevant – all together, simultaneously.

Talent Management in 21st century global organizations happens through a combination of strategic insights, technology, and business consciousness. GTML™ smartly addresses the qualification–needs for professionals moving into roles that demand handling of international workforce, global talent supply chains, and dealing with cross–cultural environments and workplaces. As an added privilege, GTML™ credential also facilitates direct pre-qualification for the highly selective Fellow program if an applicant meets the basic candidacy norms.

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Global Talent Management Leader

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GTML Certification Program Fee

$ 850 USD This is a one-time fee, covering the GTML exam; standard exam preparation resources (the TMI Handbook, Talentastic! And Talent & The Future of Work) ; shipping, digital badging, and credential-kit.
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Anytime Anywhere Registration!

Registering for GTML is possible anytime, anywhere – except maybe in an internet-barred flight! You just have to be connected to the web. Check into the TMI website and navigate directly to the GTML segment. Click Apply - and within minutes, you’ll be done – registered and ready for commencing your quest for a credential-qualification that’s designed to power senior HR professionals ahead higher into their global careers. Everything happens smooth: you fill out the shorter forms and complete your GTML registration faster; you can schedule your GTML exam from anywhere. You can pay-up for it online.

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Loaded GTML Resource Box

Please do remember that unlike other certification bodies, TMI neither provides any special exam preparation material, nor asks individuals registered for GTML Certification to purchase any such text or kits from any external organization. Instead, through the GTML Resource Box, TMI focuses on empowering the registrants with text and learning resources that help them build and expand their knowledge of Talent Management. Indeed, interested individuals can also choose to undergo training programs organized by TMI Authorized Education Providers to prepare for their STMP Certification exam; however, this is not a mandatory requirement by TMI.

The GTML Resource Box provided complimentary to every GTML registrant, contains printed and electronic learning and reference resources on a wide gamut of Talent Management aspects including the TMI knowledge framework, Talent Management leadership, and contemporary Talent Management theory and practice. The most important content of the Resource Box is the TMI flagship publication – the 30-chapter TMI Practitioners’ Handbook for Talent Management – the world’s first and the only standards-aligned and the most authoritative text on the science and art of Talent Management yet. It’s a book for life for all HRM and Talent Management professionals, and also the most important reading reference for preparing for GTML Certification exams. The other world-class book in the GTML Resource Box, is called #Talentastic – and it’s there to help you learn about how professional habits, methods, conduct, and professional approaches can be transformed to become a high-impact HR and Talent Management professional. The third reference text in the Resource Box is Talent & the Future of Work with absolutely the latest insights on how corporations and HR leaders globally are deploying Talent Management precepts to decode the challenges of competitiveness in the future. Not the least, a copy each of the renowned TMI Talent Management Body of Knowledge, and the GTML Exam Preparation Guidelines also sit inside the GTML Resource Box. You are good to start your preparation for your GTML exam, once your GTML Resource Box arrives. You can register for this exam in a Pearson VUE test center nearest to you. We have these centers in over 7000 locations around the world – almost in every country of the world.

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The Digitally Badged GTML

Now you can share your GTML credential digitally across platforms, on your LinkedIn profile, in your emails, and you can do it in a flash! That's because the GTML now comes digitally badged!

A digitally-badged GTML adds immensely to the credibility to your leadership profile online. You can conveniently showcase your well-earned GTML as a high-visiblity icon on any digital platform to drive home a powerful initial impact. It's your most secure, reliable and authentic token of your promise, potential and capabilities for performing your Talent Management leadership roles with excellence.

Essentially, a GTML digital badge is a verifiable digital token of your GTML qualification. It contains within it a secure digital link to the TMI cloud, where the bonafides and authenticity of your certification status can be validated instantly by those who you have allowed to - your current and prospective employers and colleagues - and it can be done ever so easily as well.

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The Candidacy Tracks

Ways to Become a GTML

The following table summarizes the specifics of what it takes to become a GTML. There are SIX convenient tracks covering senior HR professionals from diverse backgrounds and experience to earn a GTML!

  • Minimum Qualification Required
    Should have completed at least a Bachelor's Degree in Human Resource Management/ Business/ Management/ HRM-allied disciplines from any accredited institution.

    Minimum Work Experience
    10 Years or more of full-time work in any of the HR sub-functions.

  • Minimum Qualification Required
    Should have completed at least a Bachelor's Degree in any discipline from any accredited institution

    Minimum Work Experience
    12 Years or more of full-time work in any of the HR sub–functions or those related.

  • Minimum Qualification Required
    Should have completed a Master's Degree/ Master's Diploma in Human Resource Management/ Business/ Management/ HRM-allied disciplines

    Minimum Work Experience
    8 Years or more of full-time work in any of the HR sub–functions or those related.

  • Minimum Qualification Required
    Should have completed a Master's Degree/ Master's Level Diploma in any discipline from an accredited institution.

    Minimum Work Experience
    10 Years or more of full-time work in any of the HR sub–functions or those related.

  • Minimum Qualification Required
    Current & past students of Master's Degree/ Master's Diploma in Human Resource Management/ Business/ Management/ HRM-allied disciplines from any of the TMI–recognized institutions

    Minimum Work Experience
    7 Years or more of full-time work in any of the HR sub–functions or those related

  • Minimum Qualification Required
    Should hold a Bachelor's degree and possess an active credential by CIPD, HRCI, ATD or by any other global certification bodies whose credentials TMI may recognize as worthy of being included under the QualiFLY program.

    Minimum Work Experience
    7 Years or more of full-time work in any of the HR sub–functions or those related.

Getting the GTML - What the Journey Looks like!

There are eight distinct stages of your journey toward becoming a GTML. Here's what these stages look like. For more details, login to your myTMI account.


The GTML Journey

  • 1CHECK -

    Check if you fit the GTML candidacy requirements. Also check the exciting QualiFly program, which offers several privileges on convenience, validity, speed, and affordability to individuals holding degrees or HR certifications from TMI-recognized institutions and universities.

  • 2APPLY +

    If you meet the GTML or QualiFly candidacy criteria, please fill out the online application form for the GTML program from your myTMI account available on www.tmi.org. Click here to create your myTMI account.

  • 3ACKNOWLEDGE +

    Once you have finished applying, please wait for our acknowledgement response email with instructions for the next course of actions regarding assessments etc. Simultaneously, we also initiate the process for assessing your candidacy and to arrive at a prima-facie or a provisional decision about your fit for the GTML credential.

  • 4VALIDATION +

    An internal check is conducted to validate your credentials against the prescribed candidacy prerequisites for earning the GTML.

  • 5SCHEDULING +

    Check your emails on your TMI registered email for a communication from Pearson VUE – our global exam partner. These emails contains your Authorization-To-Test (ATT) and Web Account details, which will help you to create your Web Account. Click Here, if you have your Pearson Web Account login information and the ATT details, and want to schedule your exam now.

  • 6SHIPMENT +

    Post your payment confirmation, one unit of the GTML Certification Starter Kit containing reading and learning material is shipped to the address you have registered with us.

  • 7GTML EXAM+

    You get 225 days from the date of registration and successful payment to prepare for and take your GTML exams, which you can take in a Pearson Test Center nearest to you. The books included in the GTML Starter Kit should help you brace up nicely for your GTML certification exam. Please read more about GTML Exams in the dedicated section on the subject.

  • 8AWARD +

    If you qualify the GTML exam and meet other conditions laid down by the TMI Professional Certifications Board (TPCB), you are recommended for the award of the GTML credential and the GTML Digital Badge is immediately issued to you. You can expect the shipment of the physical pack of credential to reach you within three to four weeks of the date of the award.

Global Talent Management Leader

GTML Exam

The TMI Professional Certifications Board (TPCB) mandates that individuals desirous of acquiring the GTML certifications will have to take and qualify computer–based exams. TMI Exams are computer–based tests timed between 120 minutes. Pearson VUE is the worldwide TMI exam-delivery partner, bringing to the table its massive experience of delivering millions of high–stakes tests a year across the globe for clients in the licensure, certification, academic admissions, regulatory, and government testing services spaces. All GTML registrants are able to schedule their certification exam via the internet and take it at one of the 7000+ Pearson VUE Testing Centers in 178 countries.

Coverage of GTML Exams

Broadly, the questions appearing in TMI exams purport to check and validate examinees' awareness and knowledge about the general frameworks of Talent Management; key practices and trends in 21st century Talent Management, and critical issues, challenges & opportunities in the discipline today. TMI exams - in keeping with the TMI framework TMI-UKF and the TMI Body of Knowledge - steer clear from human resource management, and stay focused on Talent Management. Examinees are expected to be already aware of human resource management to be able to get recognition further for their readiness for Talent Management.

TMI certification exams feature questions drawn from a wide selection of Talent Management areas a knowledge in which, the TMI body of knowledge defines as essential-to-have for individuals intending to be recognized and credentialed by TMI. The framework or scope of content and coverage of TMI exams is defined reasonably well by the TMI text prescribed for the GTML exam-takers – The Talent Management Handbook for Practitioners. More specifically, the following topics have been prescribed by the TMI Professional Certification Board in which the knowledge of examinees are tested by TMI Exam questions:

Knowledge Dimensions Covered Total Questions
PART A: Defining Concepts & Perspectives in Talent Management
Includes questions from 5 mandatory knowledge dimensions covering aspects like Management, business & Talent Management imperatives in the 21st century; the Talent Management ecosystem and talent‐need analysis and talent competence assessment frameworks for organizations
5
PART B: Elements of Strategy & Leadership in Talent Management
Includes questions from 10 mandatory knowledge dimensions covering aspects like Strategic Talent Management; building competitive advantage through integrated Talent Management; sustainable talent development; talent pipeline building; executive onboarding; identifying and assessing high-potential talent; developing leadership talent and managing leadership talent pools
14
PART C: Critical Focus Areas of Talent Management Practice
Includes questions from 8 mandatory knowledge dimensions sweeping across areas like Talent engagement; building functional expertise; managing and measuring Talent Management effectiveness; global Talent Management; talent supplies in global organizations; succession planning; performance management and technology deployment in Talent Management
14
PART D: International Talent Management Experiences & Insights
Includes insights, experiences and cases on talent development, integrated Talent Management, talent practices, Talent Management adoption and boardroom view of Talent Management in some of the world’s most enduring business corporations. Also covers CHRO perspectives on Talent Management as well as perspectives on critical research issues & the future of Talent Management practice
12
PART E: Talent Leadership Capabilities
Includes questions from 11 mandatory knowledge dimensions covering aspects like strategic mindset; decision making, thinking and analytics, growth, global management skills, change readiness, personal leadership philosophy, boardroom capabilities and thought leadership
8
PART F: Future Readiness
Includes 21st century work trends and insights, organzations of today, work and workers of tomorrow, organizations of tomorrow, integration of technology in Talent Management, adaptation for future work, work flexibility and critical perspectives on the declining need of managers in some of the world’s most enduring global business organizations
7
Total Number Of Questions 60

Structure & Nature of a Typical GTML Exam

A typical GTML exam test-paper includes 60 questions - a mix of THREE types.

TYPE A - GENERAL UNDERSTANDING OF CONCEPTS
Questions directly test the examinees' ability to correctly and precisely recollect concepts, principles, techniques, and generally accepted practices in contemporary Talent Management. The answers to TYPE A questions will reflect examinees' awareness and comprehension of critical Talent Management concepts, elements, and issues as enshrined in the TMI Body of Knowledge. TYPE A Questions would be facts-based with answer-options being clear statements - either clearly correct, or incorrect. There is only one CORRECT answer to TYPE A questions, and examinees are scored only if the correct options are selected/ checked.

TYPE B - ABILITY TO APPLY UNDERSTANDING & KNOWLEDGE
Questions directly test the examinees' ability to APPLY and DEPLOY their awareness, understanding and appreciation of the concepts, principles and techniques in real-life practice of Talent Management. The answers to TYPE B questions will reflect examinees' capacities for critical analysis, judgement, and objectivity in measuring and gauging Talent Management challenges scientifically and devising approaches, plans, and programs to resolving them with accountability and higher degree of success and effectiveness. TYPE B Questions also would all have four answer-choices and ONLY one of these four would be INCORRECT. The rest of the THREE of these ANSWERS would be principally correct, but they represent varying levels of suitability for the situation expressed in respective questions. The best of these THREE answers carries the maximum 10 marks, and the least suitable the least – 5 marks. The third correct answer with mid-level suitability carries 7.5 marks. Examinees have to choose only ONE of these FOUR answer choices and they are scored 0, 5, 7.5, or 10, depending on their choice of answer-option.

TYPE C - UNDERSTANDING OF ISSUES AND ELEMENTS OF PRACTICE IN GLOBAL CONTEXTS
Questions directly test the examinees ability to RECOLLECT, APPLY, and DEPLOY their awareness, understanding and appreciation of unique global forces and elements that demand using the concepts, principles, and techniques in real-life practice of Talent Management in a specially informed and mature manner. The answers to TYPE C questions will reflect examinees' capacities for critical analysis, judgement, and objectivity in measuring and gauging Talent Management challenges in large, complex global organizations with diverse workforce, and tackle them with accountability and higher degree of success and effectiveness. TYPE C Questions also, like TYPE B ones, would all have four answer-choices and ONLY one of these four would be INCORRECT. The rest of the THREE of these ANSWERS would be principally correct, but they represent varying levels of suitability for the situation expressed in respective questions. The best of these THREE answers carries the maximum 10 marks, and the least suitable the least – 5 marks. The third correct answer with mid-level suitability carries 7.5 marks. Examinees have to choose only ONE of these FOUR answer choices and they are scored 0, 5, 7.5, or 10, depending on their choice of answer-option.

The Objectives and Principles Underlying the Design of GTML Exam

The TMI exams aim at validating the registrants’ potential and capacity to effectively perform a breadth of Talent Management roles and functions in complex, large organizations operating within a transnational business/ non-business system. The TMI exam system validates this potential through assessing registrants’ knowledge about Talent Management theory and practice, and their ability to apply this knowledge to achieve excellence in their performance of the roles assigned to them. These exams are designed on standards derived from the TMI Standardized Knowledge Architecture for Practice Excellence. TMI-UKF is the capstone TMI framework on which the TMI Body of Knowledge has been fleshed out to redefine the profession of Talent Management in the 21st century.

TMI exams test registrants on their knowledge of the state-of-the-art principles, theories, techniques, tools and generally accepted practices of Talent Management as boned out in TMI-UKF. These exams expect that individuals being assessed for their TMI credentials not only read the material contained in the TMI Starter Kits, but also constantly maintain familiarity with the latest in Talent Management theory and practice by reading journals and books; attending podcasts of experts and participating in professional development programs and events.

Qualifying the GTML Exam

Usually, a score of 65%-70% on the aggregate in an GTML certification exam can be safely deemed to be eminently qualification–worthy, yet, practically an examinee's actual, individual scores do not decide the recommendation for credential award. Instead, the final recommendations for the GTML award are actually given by the TPCB after considering the benchmarked scores – which are derived by scaling the actual scores of examinees of a particular exam event by a factor denoting the variances of scores obtained by the entire universe of examinees in the same exam event. The TPCB certification award recommendation system works on the affirmative–action approach, ensuring that examinees across various exam regions do not suffer or gain because of the uncontrollable systemic or environment elements.

Preparing for the GTML Exam

Since all GTML exam-takers typically are growth-bound senior HR professionals looking at breaking out of the conventional HRM rut, they should realize how important it is for TMI to assess and validate their potential and capabilities before credentialing them fit for serious responsibilities. If you are registered for GTML, we suggest the first critical step you should take is to pause and size up the gigantic expectations of Talent Management understanding, knowledge and perspective that employers will have of you. It is critical for all GTML aspirants to focus more on building up their knowledge on global dimensions of Talent Management practice to be able to perform well – the exams will be taken care of better this way. While the TMI GTML Resource Box contains reading-books as well as guidelines on how to study for the GTML exam, you should avoid getting the impression that studying from these can prepare you completely for your exam.

As a global HR practitioner already, you will agree that Talent Management is still an evolving discipline, and will perhaps never become an exact enough science to be contained in all its completeness in one single textbook, or even in a few of them. There is a grave danger of our understanding of Talent Management getting restricted if we decide to refer to just a couple of books or a few more. Indeed, TMI has evolved its landmark essential knowledge model in what is the world’s largest and most extensive ever project on defining knowledge essentials for excellence in Talent Management. Yet, as said earlier, simply because of the enormous and growing breadth that Talent Management covers, it is impossible to prescribe a single, omnibus exam reference resource, sources, texts or references etc., for preparing for TMI certification exams. As the world’s foremost standards and credentialing body in Talent Management, TMI shoulders the onerous responsibility of covering the entire landscape of contemporary Talent Management, and everything else that may be connected to it, for only then, can TMI claim it has assessed and validated individuals across all areas that impact, or have the potential of impacting their professional capabilities for practicing Talent Management.

Hence, to ensure that you groom yourself into the most dynamic and perceptive of young HR leaders of tomorrow, TMI advises you to read extensively on the subject from as many sources as possible. Please do refer to the Exam Preparation Guide included in the GTML Resource Box to know some of the important external resources and modes you can use to expand your understanding of Talent Management, as well as prepare better for your GTML examination. While all TMI GTML examinees are clearly advised to use the official TMI publication – The TMI Practitioners’ Handbook on Talent Management– as the master reference for preparing for their exams, this text in no way can be assumed to prepare an examinee completely enough for the GTML examination. Though, a sizable number of questions in a typical GTML exam are certainly drawn from content which is available in the Handbook, other questions in the exam are drawn also from content that is external to the TMI Handbook and suggested references. Indeed, the topics of all GTML exam questions are covered in the TMI Handbook, their treatment is not extended or detailed enough to provide the necessary depth. We therefore strongly advise all GTML examinees to tap as many online and offline resources as possible to not only comprehend how Talent Management concepts and theories impact business and HRM, but also how businesses and organizations today expect talent-focused human capital management to help them navigate through successfully into the future.


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The GTML Credential Case

Credential Case

The royal and elegant GTML Credential pack should certainly push you toward not only coveting a GTML, but also to acquire it asap! Cased royally inside a designer folder-box, your calligraphed GTML Credential-certificate is accompanied by a smart GTML designation lapel pin. A TMI Code of Ethics booklet completes the GTML Credential pack – something to treasure for life.

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