Career mapping for career planning

It seems that there are generally two kinds of career mapping. One results in the pro forma career map, which shows how the organisation wants people to progress. It is designed by working backward from a destination job to identify the feeder jobs that will allow a person to get there.  The other gives a career map which is built on data about how and how quickly people move through roles to reveal…

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Building on Talent Management trends

Six weeks into 2016 and we’re seeing a sharp increase in HR decision-makers ready to take the positive steps needed to take on the Talent Management trends we were seeing  last year. Trend #1 – The expectations of a Talent Management system in terms if its accessibility, interface and experience have risen dramatically. Employees and managers now expect to be able to access data and information anywhere and at any time – whether this in on their smartphone,…

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How to performance manage the career consumer

We’ve seen the rise of the so-called ‘career consumer’ who is perhaps more demanding in terms of their workplace development. As such, managing their performance can be a challenge. We believe that by changing managers’ and employees’ approach to performance management can make a difference. This view was shared with Personnel Management and forms the basis of an article by Cath Everett. We think that as employees adopt the behaviours of a ‘consumer’, more meaningful two-way conversations need to…

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Succession Planning within the new Talent model – 5 things to think about

In our blog last week, Professor Nick Kemsley, outlined trends in how talented people are viewing their careers and their interactions with their employers. In this video, he explores how these trends might translate that across to succession planning – and highlights five key considerations for us Take a look at the realistic and valid timescale of a succession plan – are 4 – 5 year plans looking to far in…

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Talent Consumerisation – what does it mean for succession planning?

In our blog this week, we take a look at the impact that the consumerisation of talent is having – or may need to have – on our the succession planning activities of an organisation. With the growth of the career portfolio organisations need to align their succession planning approaches far more to how talent thinks about careers and to move away from how HR thinks about process. We’ve summarised what…

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Talent Consumerisation – what does it mean for Performance Management?

In a previous blog we have looked at the rise of Talent Consumerisation. But what does this mean for some of the most important talent management activities and processes? In this first blog of a series, we look at the impact on Performance Management – and the shift to more continuous performance management. We believe that the Consumerisation of Talent brings the quality of the manager much more to the forefront. Talent Consumerisation indicates……

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The Consumerisation of Talent – webinar

This webinar is for those who are interested in how many talent management models are based on out-dated assumptions – and that a real shift of HR thinking and action needs to be taking place now. Professor Nick Kemsley, non-exec Director of Head Light and Co-director at Henley Business School Centre for HR Excellence will host the webinar. He will draw on his 3 recent presentations and suggest the implications for…

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The consumer mind-set of talented people: what this means for HR

This webinar forms part of BrightTalk’s Recruitment and Training Summit on 9th July 2015. In times of increasing employee choice and the ‘portfolio career’, does HR think about the talent in our organisations as consumers just as our marketing teams would view our customers and clients?  Recent research by the Henley Business School suggests not.  Professor Nick Kemsley, non-exec Director of Head Light and Co-director at Henley Business School Centre…

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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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