Posts Tagged: Talent Management

Returning to Work: Supporting Employees Against The Dreaded Commute

The daily commute has always been met with distaste by workers. And whilst COVID is responsible for depriving the world of many experiences, pleasures and basic activities, the commuting-slog is arguably not one we’ve been missing. However, many businesses are now preparing phased ‘return to work’ plans which will, of course, see the resurrection of… Read more »

4 Reasons Why Performance Management is Not an HR Exercise but a Critical Business Process

The traditional paradigm around performance management, for most of the 20th century and the first decade of the 21st, has been of an annual or semi-annual process driven by HR. This has largely involved a cursory check-list driven discussion centering primarily around compensation. Whilst it was arguably not even fit for purpose during the industrial… Read more »

How to Support and Nurture the Wellbeing of a Remote Workforce

In 2019, only 30 percent of the UK workforce had worked from home, according to statistics from the Office of National Statistics. Fast forward to the current day, millions of UK workers are now working from home due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, businesses across the country have had to adapt their employee policies to support a remote workforce, including updating their employee wellness policies to protect and keep… Read more »

Upskilling Tech Talent Through Assessment Based Learning

The majority of businesses are currently suffering from a skills shortage; not helped by Brexit and the significant reduction of EU nationals joining UK workforces (61,000 – according to the Guardian). And this skills shortage is showing no signs of improving, with 63% of organisations reporting this problem during the last 12 months. This, coupled… Read more »

Delivering an Effective Succession Planning Strategy

According to Barton for Talent Wins, two-thirds of companies have no formal succession plan in place. Quite an alarming fact when you consider the risk associated with not identifying and growing talent for leadership and business-critical roles. Whilst the traditional 9-box grid has previously been fundamental for supporting succession planning, is it still as relevant today?… Read more »

Upskilling: The Solution to the UK’s Post-Brexit Woes?

You’ve seen the headlines; the post-Brexit economy is scheduled to change the way UK businesses operate. To sum up a long and overly reported story, businesses are fearing, among other things, that a talent exodus coupled with migrant flow restrictions will create more talent shortages. In fact, it’s already starting to happen. Since the Brexit… Read more »

5 HR Processes You Can Improve With the Use of HR Automation Tools

The HR department is responsible for the security, management and transfer of high-compliance employee data. Many of the processes managed by HR are time-consuming and require the highest attention to detail and utmost accuracy. Afterall, no matter what process, one-single piece of inaccurate information could mean the difference in an employee getting paid or not,… Read more »

4 Things to Consider When Transforming a Culture Following a Merger or Acquisition

Cultural misalignment is regarded as one of the biggest influencers on whether a merger or acquisition (M&A) is a success. Our strategic community, the HR Leadership Think Tank, brings you four key areas to consider when embarking on a cultural transformation post-M&A. A strong internal culture can prove invaluable for a business. It can help… Read more »

Staff Turnover Statistics That Every Employer Should Know About

A ‘quick-reference’ staff turnover guide for HR and Recruitment professionals to help understand why employees quit their jobs and what can be done to counter it. Employees quit their jobs for different reasons. However, it’s never a good sign for a business when it experiences a high staff turnover rate. More often than not, the… Read more »

Coffee with… Paul Dempsey, Global Talent & Development Director @ King ☕

For busy HR professionals working in fast-paced environments; a combination of clearly defined objectives, role-modelling the types of behaviours you want of your team and leaning on some clever tech-hacks can really enhance your effectiveness in an HR role. We caught up with Paul Dempsey, Global Talent & Development Director @ King (the creators of Candy… Read more »

TTT – Adopting a Digital Mindset for Learning and Development

Digital learning has grown massively over the last decade, with many companies taking a blended approach to training their staff in both hard and soft skills. Tools such as webinars, podcasts, microblogging, eBooks, online lectures and tutorials are being leveraged to provide a consistent, easy to access and cost efficient way to deliver an organisation’s… Read more »

HRLTT – The Apprenticeship Levy: 6 Months On

In April 2017, an Apprenticeship Levy was introduced, which required organisations with an annual ‘pay bill’ of over £3M to invest in apprenticeship programmes. The levy’s core objectives were to develop vocational skills amongst UK’s workforce and to increase the quantity and quality of apprenticeships. For many businesses, offering apprenticeship programmes was unchartered territory and… Read more »

Why Hiring for Experience is Insane!

Albert Einstein defined insanity as: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Taking his lead from Einstein’s definition in his recent DisruptHR talk, Why Hiring For Experience Is Insane, Tom Quayle, President of The Chemistry Group Inc, explained why experience is the least reliable predictor of behaviour and used it to… Read more »

TTT – Global Talent Development Programmes and Measuring their Success

Organisations are becoming increasingly savvy when it comes to developing talent programmes to help their employees fulfil their potential, and achieve and maintain competitive advantage. What’s critical is that such talent programmes are closely aligned to the business’s long-term objectives and succession planning needs. During this session we discussed talent programmes on a global scale… Read more »

TTT- Embedding an Effective Performance Management Strategy and Culture

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These are the thoughts and takeaways from the latest Talent Think Tank held on Thursday 10th September and hosted by Telefonica’s Kristine Taylor (HR Consultant – Programme Delivery) and Kate Whelan (Head of Reward & Pensions). This Think Tank sought to discuss approaches to “Embedding an effective performance management strategy”. The following summary has been… Read more »

RTT – Bridging the Gap Between Resourcing and Talent

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These are the thoughts and takeaways from the latest Resourcing Think Tank (RTT) held on Wednesday 24th June 2015, hosted by Which?’s Emily Woolley (Resourcing Manager), and titled ‘Bridging the Gap between Resourcing and Talent’. The following summary has been prepared to reflect a segment of the discussion held amongst senior Recruitment and Talent professionals… Read more »

Employee Performance Reviews: Productive or Destructive?

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Why do employees overwhelmingly dread their annual performance review with the boss? Quite often, this discussion is tied to the decision of whether an employee will receive a pay raise. What’s more, many of the points a manager makes about an employee can feel personal, even subjective, and not reflective of his or her true… Read more »

What Your Business Can Learn From Talent Management In Sport

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With only a few games left in the football league season, thoughts of supporters begin turning to the summer transfer window, during which hundreds of millions of pounds will be spent, as players are traded, based on the talent they have and the demand for their specific skills. However, look past the eye-watering sums of… Read more »

TTT – Creating a Great Employee Experience by Borrowing from the Customer Model

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These are the thoughts and takeaways from the latest Talent Think Tank (TTT) held on Thursday 12th March 2015 hosted by TalkTalk’s Gemma Jones (Global Talent Lead) titled ‘Creating a Great Employee Experience by Borrowing from the Customer Model’. The following summary has been prepared to reflect a segment of the discussion held amongst senior… Read more »

TTT – Successful Graduate Talent Development and Engagement

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These are the thoughts and takeaways from the latest Talent Think Tank (TTT) held on Thursday 19th June 2014 hosted by UK Power Network’s Lisa Booth (Talent & Leadership Manager) and Louise Mitchell (Graduate Programmes Consultant) titled ‘Successful Graduate Talent Development and Engagement’. The following summary has been prepared to reflect a segment of the… Read more »

RTT – Recruiting Top IT Talent: Attraction and Retention

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These are the thoughts and takeaways from the latest Resourcing Think Tank (RTT) held on Thursday 6th March 2014 hosted by Harrods’ Hannah Chard (Resourcing Partner) titled ‘Recruiting Top IT Talent: Attraction and Retention’. The following summary has been prepared to reflect a segment of the discussion held amongst senior HR and Resourcing professionals from… Read more »

TTT – Developing High Potential Talent

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 These are the thoughts and takeaways from the latest Talent Think Tank (TTT) held on Thursday 20th February 2014 hosted by Pitney Bowes’s Jackie Tullett, Director of Integrated Talent Management, titled ‘Developing High-Potential Talent’ The following summary has been prepared to reflect a segment of the discussion held amongst senior HR and Talent professionals from… Read more »

How to put Talent Management in its place

As an interim, I have worked within or alongside talent teams in a variety of organisations. Each company has its own definition of talent, from people with high potential and scarce knowledge/skills to pretty much anyone. So, not surprisingly, their talent management teams also vary in scope. However, once talent management starts to creep across… Read more »

TTT – Maximising the Value of Talent

These are the thoughts and takeaways from the latest Talent Think Tank (TTT) held on Thursday 28th November 2013 hosted by the BBC’s Karen Moran (Director of Resourcing, Talent & Leadership) and Annabel Dixon (Head of Resourcing and Talent), titled ‘Maximising the Value of Talent’. The following summary has been prepared to reflect a segment… Read more »