How Global Companies Can Address Talent Shortages by Partnering with Educators


Global Business Professor’s latest Audio Interview, “How Global Companies Can Address Talent Shortages by Partnering with Educators” features Ivana Gibson.  Ms. Gibson is Vice President, Corporate Strategy & Design, MSI Global Talent Solutions.

In the 8-minute Audio Interview, Ms. Gibson discusses and answers these questions:

  1. How do business/education partnerships help companies create talent pipelines/grow their own talent?
  2. How many of these partnerships exist?
  3. In addition to providing companies with recent college grads, can these partnerships be used for retraining, upskilling, etc.?
  4. How do these partnerships benefit individuals and communities?
  5. What else can companies do to close the skills gap?
  6. How can one learn more about this topic?

Audio Interview Guest:
Ivana Gibson
GMS, Vice President, Corporate Strategy & Design
MSI Global Talent Management

Harvard Business Review article:
“Companies Can Address Talent Shortages by Partnering with Educators”
By Timm Runnion and Ivana Gibson
To read article, please click here.

About Ivana Gibson:
Ivana has more than 20 years’ experience in the global talent consulting and HR space, including collaborative design thinking disciplines that help clients successfully execute their global strategies within the complex world of human capital today. At MSI, Ivana assists clients with strategic design, development, and implementation of global talent and expansion programs that help them acquire, develop, and mobilize their critical talent worldwide and compete and grow globally.

Her background includes senior HR roles at AECOM, AIRINC, and Mercer. She has also held senior positions with Ernst & Young, including global project manager (Americas), regional account manager, and expatriate representative. Ivana has also spent considerable time outside of the U.S. This includes living in Switzerland while working with Mercer and taking a short term assignment in London while serving as project manager for a globalization and centralization project.

She holds a master’s degree in international relations and political economy, and a bachelor’s degree in political science and Russian language and literature, both from the University of Texas. She is fluent in Serbian, Croatian, Russian and basic Spanish.