Can you spot high potential?- Part 2

In Part 1 of this blog we explored the difficulties of identifying those with potential. So how can we at Head Light help? Some organisations are very clear on what ‘potential’ looks like and in our experience, there are a number of attributes which tend to predict success in higher-level roles. Common ‘HiPo’ indicators are: Capacity for learning – being able to learn from own mistakes, actively seeking feedback and using…

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Your HR processes exposed – What do they say about your culture?

Have you considered how the HR processes in your business ‘condition’ your employees? Do you take a close look at the impact that they have on the psychological contract and engagement? Do you consider the extent to which management practices support your employer brand? Do your processes such as appraisal reflect how your business is, or was or is trying to be? Is it possible that how employees ‘feel’ about…

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Structuring a 360 review feedback session – and the questions to ask

The structure of a 360 degree feedback session can help or hinder the conversation – but what works well? We’re currently working on a Good Practice Guide, but as a starting point, take a look at the following outline and the question prompts which we have found to be useful:  1. Contracting – to gain trust, acceptance and the right to deliver feedback What do you want to get out of this session? What, for you, would make this a productive meeting? What do you want to have by the end of this session? Tell me a bit about your role.  What are the key deliverables?  What are the biggest challenges? What is happening in your job at the moment? Who are your peers? What situations do they observe you in? Who are your ‘customers’? What do they see you doing?…

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Can you spot high potential?- Part 1

In many organisations, the HR team is able to identify those with high potential – and knows how to develop this. But for some organisations, spotting high potential can be a tricky business – and especially so for line managers as traditional career paths no longer, if they ever, necessarily enable the leaders of the future to rise to the top. At Head Light, we see that two of the main challenges which…

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7 benefits of moving 360 reviews on-line

Want to know what the key benefits to moving to on-line 360 as highlighted in our recent survey?  Some are obvious, some less so.  Read on. Reduction in administration time 77% of organisations in our recent survey have observed this time saving. It seems that some of this time is ‘re-invested’. More time spent on development planning 46% of survey respondents signal that they now spend more time on development…

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