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Version Date: May 26, 2020

There’s some exciting news coming from the Office of Human Resources (OHR). The University is implementing Cornerstone, a talent management system branded “Carolina Talent,” which has tools that support the University’s ability to plan for, attract, develop, engage and retain talented employees.

What’s a talent management system?

It’s a system that gives us tools to manage our careers at the University, plus it gives managers and HR representatives tools for working with employees through all stages of their careers.


The first part of the Carolina Talent system we’ll start using is “My Learning,” the Learning Management System (LMS), which is targeted to go live this summer. During phase one of the implementation, training offered by the Office of Human Resources’ Organization and Professional Development group and LinkedIn Learning content will be available through My Learning. When it reaches its potential, My Learning will give us a central place for employees to find most of the development opportunities available to them across the University.

Things to Note

  • The training history that is currently in ConnectCarolina will be transferred to Carolina Talent.
  • The new LMS does not impact any student-facing systems such as Sakai.
  • Managers will be able to see the training records of their direct reports.
  • You’ll use My Learning within Carolina Talent to sign up for OHR and some Equal Opportunity and Compliance training. (More information on that to come.)

Carolina Talent is tied to the Office of Human Resources’ strategic direction and the University’s Carolina Next initiatives including Optimizing Operations and, in the case of the LMS, Enabling Career Development. In upcoming months, we’ll talk more about how Carolina Talent will help UNC compete in the “war for talent” with its state-of-the-art recruitment and onboarding system featuring a modern, intuitive and user-friendly experience for applicants, new hires, employees, managers and HR representatives. Be on the lookout for more details as the project progresses.


“We think of [Carolina Talent] as an important piece of our transformational change. We’re not implementing it to simply redo our current processes in a new system or just move from paper processes to automated process. We’re working with business units and the UNC System Office to fundamentally reimagine HR work at the University.”

Vicki Bradley, Associate Vice Chancellor in Human Resources and Equal Opportunity and Compliance