HR teams must see ‘talent’ as career consumers, claims Head Light

Talent management software specialist Head Light will explain how a ‘marketing mindset’ can help employers to develop more effective talent relationships and create competitive advantage, at the HR Software Show (stand H260, 17-18 June, Olympia). “Talented people with in-demand skills are in an increasingly strong negotiating position and they’re beginning to act like career consumers,” said Ian Lee-Emery, Managing Director of Head Light. “The same principles that marketing teams manage…

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Head Light appoints Henley professor as non-executive director

Talent management software specialist Head Light has appointed Professor Nick Kemsley as a non-executive director. Professor Kemsley co-directs the Centre for HR Excellence at Henley Business School, which he joined in 2010. He contributes to the Centre’s research and activities for members and also designs and delivers open and bespoke development programmes for Henley Business School. He also runs his own consultancy, Org-onomic, which specialises in organisational capability and HR…

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CIPD HR Software Show – showcase session

We’re delighted to announce that we have been confirmed as a speaker in the CIPD HR Software Showcase. Come and hear us talk about how to embrace and act on the more consumer-like behaviour of your high potential, top talent.  We’ll challenge you to think about how this impacts succession planning and the career conversations line managers may have with these people – and ask whether your managers have the…

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Talent Management software provider, Head Light, awarded G-Cloud 6 Framework agreement

Head Light has been awarded a place upon the G-Cloud 6 Framework by the UK Government for its cloud-based talent management system, and within the Software as a Service category. The G-Cloud initiative consists of a series of framework agreements with suppliers, from which public sector organisations can select services without needing to run a full tender or competitive procurement process and aims to make it easier for public sector…

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Eight-point plan to turn around failing performance management

Talent management software specialist Head Light will offer practical advice on how HR teams can embed the processes and practices that enable real performance improvement, and not just ‘tick-box’ performance management, at Learning Technologies 2015 (28-29 January, Olympia 2). The company has researched and identified an eight-point action plan for HR teams, managers and employees, which can turn around failing performance management initiatives. “Effective performance management has great potential to…

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Management bias can hold back talent if data insights are not used effectively

HR teams need to use and interpret data more effectively if they want to overcome management bias and spot who really has talent and potential in their organisation, according to talent management software specialist Head Light. “Organisations rightly want to identify which employees have the capability and potential to add real value in the future, so they can nurture, engage and retain them,” said Debbie Hance, Head of Business Psychology…

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Head Light provides comment in FT article

You may have seen our Head of Business Psychology, Debbie Hance, quoted in the Financial Times on Monday 5 January. She commented on the value that 360-degree feedback can bring by helping organisations identify those who excel in some of the more nurturing aspects of leadership that sometimes go unnoticed. You can read the article on the FT.com website.

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Kick starting Performance Management

Delighted that our comments are included in Amy Wilson’s Winding Up Performance Management article in December’s Talent Management.  http://www.talentmgt-digital.com/read-tm/december_2014#pg25 Are you looking to kick start your performance management in 2015?

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Happy Christmas from Head Light

The team at Head Light would like to wish all customers, partners and friends a very Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year. We shall be closing our office at 12.00 on Wednesday 24th December and re-open on Monday 5th January. Should users of our Talent® software need to contact us, please do so through the Help Desk.

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Head Light wins Bronze in the L&D Supplier of the Year at TJ Awards

The TJ Awards are recognised as being the premier Training and L&D event for the UK – and talent management software specialist, Head Light has won the bronze award in the L& D Supplier of the Year category. Ian Lee-Emery, Managing Director and Founder of Head Light commented, “We are delighted to have been recognised by the Industry in this very important category. We were nominated by one of our…

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