Government appoints Head Light to G-Cloud 5

Talent management software provider, Head Light, has been recognised as a supplier by the UK Government as part of the latest iteration of its G-Cloud initiative. The G-Cloud initiative aims to make it easier for public sector bodies to procure IT services that use cloud computing. Head Light has been selected in the Software as a Service category under the new G-Cloud 5 Framework Agreement.…

Police Talent® User Group publishes its 360 Good Practice Guide

Achieving ‘Good Practice’ is the aim of all 360 degree feedback users - but all too often, our resources are limited and challenges we face bear little resemblance to the ‘best practice’ we read about. Our Police Talent User Group meets twice a year and brings together representatives of all the police forces using our Talent Management software.  Chaired by Alison Sercombe from Thames Valley Police, the discussion is between the members of the group with Head Light having a facilitative and supportive role.…

Head Light tackles the thorny issue of quality of feedback

Head Light has tackled one of the common criticisms levelled at a widely-used and popular talent management activity – the 360-degree development review. While 360-degree processes are used by over 60% of organisations , one of the common criticisms heard concerns the value of the actual feedback given by raters.…

Helping line managers spot High Potential

Spotting future high potential can be tricky for line managers. At Head Light, we know that even when organisations know what ‘high potential’ looks like, it is difficult to then assess for it and find ways to spot it. Traditionally this has been done by gut feel (“I know it when I see it!”), line manager evaluation or performance appraisal - although assessment centres and some psychometric tests are starting to be used.…

Helping Horsham District Council to develop 360 degree feedback

Recognising that there were real benefits to be had from identifying key leadership characteristics for their managers, Horsham District Council sought to develop a list of six Leadership Qualities.…

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