Plan ahead for the CIPD Learning and Development Show

We’re getting ready for the CIPD Learning and Development Show taking place on 13 and 14 May at Olympia, London. We attend as an exhibitor each year showcasing our latest talent management software, and we’re fortunate to meet lots of great people and have really valuable conversations. If you’re intending to attend, either as a conference delegate or an exhibition visitor, we’ve learned that people get the most from the…

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The Winsor Review and anniversary PDR systems

To comply with one of the Winsor Review recommendations, Police Forces now need to ensure that a PDR is completed before a pay increment is awarded. Recommendation 81 of the Winsor Review looks at the training of line managers to use the Performance Development Review (PDR) system efficiently and effectively.  As part of this, Forces need to be able to assess the performance of people at a time which coincides with the anniversary…

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Improving Talent Management by learning from Marketing

We believe that HR teams can look at improving Talent Management in their organisations by borrowing five techniques from marketing. Think of your employees as consumers of the career you offer – keeping them engaged will keep them loyal.  Aim to understand and meet their needs – just as your organisation attempts to meet the needs of your customers. Your marketing colleagues don’t think of your customers as one homogenous…

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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? Recent research by the Centre for HR Excellence at Henley Business School, suggests that, despite the shift in the need for a more segmented approach to talent management practices, we’re failing to learn about the…

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