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. The recent Bersin by Deloitte report – Predictions for 2014: Building A Strong Talent Pipeline for The Global Economic Recovery – emphasises the need to move forward and: Replace traditional L&D with ‘integrated capability development’,…

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How to spot good quality 360 feedback

We get to see many results from 360 reviews – and also spend time talking through reports with 360 participants – and we notice the varying quality of feedback that has been provided by the reviewer or rater. Regardless of how sophisticated the 360 process or software is, if reviewers don’t take the time to provide considered, balanced, constructive and honest feedback, the usefulness of the reports will be limited.…

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5 steps to improve performance management within your organisation

Effective performance management has its challenges: conflicting needs of the stakeholders in the process; little connection between performance review meetings and everyday working life; ambiguous or poorly defined objectives; inability to track or monitor progress of objectives.   Some of these can be met with defined processes and strong internal communications. Others require the support of a robust talent management system. At Head Light, we see the following as essential steps…

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5 key areas to check to see if you’re ready for succession planning

Effective succession planning is about making sure that you have the right people in the right place at the right time and is a cornerstone of talent management. Whether you see succession planning as focused solely on leadership and senior positions, or whether you take a more inclusive view and extend the process to a wider range of key roles it can be difficult to know where to start. We’ve…

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5 New Year resolutions every HR decision maker could make

Getting the most from your talent in 2014 will have its challenges. We’ve put together our thoughts about the top 5 resolutions those making people and talent decisions could look at in 2014. 1. Take a close look at what engagement means in your organisation It’s no longer good enough (if it ever has been) to run an employee or engagement survey once a year, look at the overall score…

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