Talent Management (eng)

According to a study conducted by leadership development consulting company Zenger/Folkman, 40% of employees in high potential (HIPO) programmes may not belong there! This means that companies may be filling their leadership pipeline with undeserving employees who have good qualities, but qualities that don’t always guarantee leadership potential:  Technical expertise: While great technical expertise can […]

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Most business leaders today understand the need for corporate creativity and innovation. Yet, at the same time, they are often quick to resist creative solutions to business problems. Jennifer Mueller, professor at the University of San Diego has an explanation for this strange dichotomy. Leaders are trained that good decision-making happens in a ‘certain manner’ […]

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LinkedIn’s 2017 Global Recruiting Trends report sheds some valuable light on the key areas that HR managers are looking to focus on this year. The report, based on a survey of 4000 HR leaders based in 35 countries, offers some interesting statistics and also highlights current trends in talent acquisition. Let’s take a look: 85% […]

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As companies seek to differentiate themselves in an ultra-competitive talent market, HR managers are increasingly entrusted with the task of creating a unique and meaningful employee experience. The aim is to attract and hire the best talent by leveraging your employer brand and then retaining these employees by giving them rewarding and positive experiences at […]

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Companies that adopt a strengths-based workplace culture and management practices are more likely to attract highly motivated and qualified candidates, as per a recent Gallup study. Gallup’s research shows that these companies typically experience a 10-19% increase in sales, 14-29% increase in profits, 3-7% higher customer engagement, 9-15% increase in the number of  engaged employees, […]

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As the battle for top talent rages on, companies are increasingly finding out that the best candidates want to work for organisations that have visionary and innovative leaders. A good thought leadership program is therefore crucial in attracting the best talent, argues Curtis Sparrer, principal at Bospar. Here’s how you may go about crafting one:  […]

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CEOs don’t often focus heavily on recruitment metrics unless those metrics relate to strategic organisational objectives like increasing revenue and profits, innovation, productivity, and efficiency. For CEOs to really pay attention to recruitment metrics, focus on strategic metrics that affect overall company performance. Here are the three most critical ones: New hire failure rate: Calculate […]

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Self-directed learning is all the rage today and self-managed organisations are leading the way. In these organisations, everything is open to experimentation, including role structures and decision-making processes, says Harvard professor Ethan Bernstein. With experimentation comes unpredictability, but companies can hedge against it to some extent by mixing traditional ways of learning with newer methods. […]

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A central guiding philosophy at Nike is that employees need to grow as fast (if not faster) than the company itself. To fuel its ambitious expansion plans, Nike believes in developing its current employees to their full potential, as per Monique Matheson, VP and chief talent officer at Nike. To be able to do this […]

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Every company has them – employees who do great work and have great results to show but don’t fit in well with other colleagues or are unable to partake in the culture of the organisation. When letting those employees go, managers will typically say something like “it’s not working out”. However, since these reasons aren’t […]

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