Government appoints Head Light to G-Cloud 5

Talent management software provider, Head Light, has been recognised as a supplier by the UK Government as part of the latest iteration of its G-Cloud initiative. The G-Cloud initiative aims to make it easier for public sector bodies to procure IT services that use cloud computing. Head Light has been selected in the Software as a Service category under the new G-Cloud 5 Framework Agreement. Ian Lee-Emery, Managing Director at Head…

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Build your case for on-line performance management

Our recent article in HR.com’s Talent Management Essentials, outlines the four main benefits of on-line performance management that we observe through our work with clients – and from our research with those with whom we come in contact. Organisations that move to on-line performance management witness: Better goal alignment and more objectives achieved. 80% claim to have achieved better goal alignment between the individual and those of the organization and two…

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3 facts, 1 KPI and 1 Truth – building the ROI on performance management

Introducing talent management software for performance management clearly offers efficiencies – but time savings are not as great as one may expect. The Head Light survey in 2013 highlighted that the real benefits come from a better use of that time, more focused conversations, better goal alignment, more objectives met and so on. We set out to quantify the return on investment that can be expected after the introducing effective…

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Cascading performance objectives

It goes without saying that a cornerstone of effective business performance is planning.  Without a clear line of sight and a plan of how you’re going to get there, it is unlikely that an organisation will achieve its strategic aims and chaos can ensue.  As someone once said “If you don’t know where you are going, you are likely to end up somewhere else”.  And, of course, this plan needs…

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Employee Engagement: Pivotal to Talent Management

When we work with clients we see that engagement plays as key a role in Talent Management as it does in Organisational Performance. We all know the research and the resulting stats surrounding employee engagement: which show that a stronger engaged workforce will demonstrate an increase in productivity, a reduction in absenteeism, a leap in creativity – but how often do we look at employee engagement as a critical component…

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The ups and the downs of moving performance reviews on-line

If you’re an organisation which has already invested significant time, resource and energy into the design and roll-out of a performance management process, the last thing you may want to hear is how much better it is if you now move on-line! Our recent research looked at the criticisms and downsides as reported by those who are still working with an off-line process, and also reported on the benefits as…

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