Time to re-visit your Talent Management approach?

A New Year always comes with a plan. Typically it will include a raft of things that need to be achieved in the coming year but also has some of those 'where-to-start?' projects that you know are important but in reality you don’t really know how to take the first step of wary that it'll consume too much time! Your Talent Management approach may be one of those such projects. …

Making competencies work – the nuts and bolts of your organisation

Embedding a competency framework across all your assessment processes is another critical step to making your framework come alive. It is surprising how often we find that different processes (e.g., leadership development programmes, 360 degree questionnaires and executive search briefs) adopt different criteria and use language that is not consistent with the core behavioural expectations in the organisation.…

Bringing your competency framework to life

In our last blog post we looked at how to spring clean your competency framework. Once you've refreshed and updated it, you can begin to think about where the opportunities are for competencies to show their face in the day to day operation of your organisation. In what ways are competencies visible?  What would you see if a competency framework was really ‘alive’? Competencies can be expressed in any of the following:…

Time to spring clean your competency framework?

If you already have a competency framework that has been in place for more than a couple of years, it may be in need of a strategic review and see how it's working for your business. Probably a good first step is to look at how and where your competencies are used and where they can be reinforced.  To help, here's a list of the reference points and factors for you to bear in mind as part of this:…

Generation Z - Talent Management

Managing Gen Z talent is said to present different challenges from managing other so-called ‘generations’; the career portfolio, a stronger desire for work-life balance, development planning. How does this impact the traditional talent management model?…

Create a Talent Management Strategy: take your business forward

Creating a Talent Management Strategy will give you cohesion and integration of your talent activities, a clear alignment with your business strategy and a common talent language for your people to understand. But typically talent activities grow organically and rarely do we take stock, and look at them as a whole.…

Getting managers on board with Talent Management

Meeting HR decision makers at this week’s Learning Technologies exhibition, it’s clear to us that one of the key challenges remains getting line or business managers to play their part in managing and developing talent.…

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