A collection of eBooks, tips and guides to help in your approach to talent management
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You’ll find here access to eBooks, articles and tools as well as case studies.
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Draws together our thoughts, observations and experience.
- Continuous Performance Management – and how to get started – eBook that guides you through the steps to take when getting started with Continuous Performance Management
- The Ultimate Guide to Succession Planning – eBook that shows how to make talent reviews and succession planning more effective
- Driving Cultural Change through Performance Management – eBook that shows how your approach to performance review can change culture in an organisation
Highlights best practice.
- How to get started with Talent Management when you are an SME – looks at the fundamentals of talent management when you want to introduce 360 degree feedback, appraisal, succession planning and employee engagement.
- Completing a 360 questionnaire when you are a reviewer – supports those asked to provide feedback on a participant as part of 360 degree feedback.
- The Best Practice Guide for Using 360 Feedback – a guide to help you think about how to implement 360 degree feedback
- Developing your Talent Management Strategy: Part 1 – introduces the importance of talent management and suggests how to look at your own organisations talent management strategy
- How your approach to Talent Management can destroy meaningfulness at work – considers the 7 sins of meaninglessness and looks at how to avoid these through an organisation’s talent management approach
- Employee Engagement: what the analytics need to tell us
- Justifying Spend on Talent Management – summary of the Head Light research into how ROI is measure for 360 and performance reviews
- Talent Management & Engagement: enabling employees to offer more capability and potential
Talent management articles in which we share our thinking.
360 Degree feedback
- Go beyond development when using 360 degree feedback – looks at how 360 can spot high potential and be of use within a performance review
- 360 for High Stakes Review – explores the contribution 360 can make to performance management, succession planning and selection for promotion
- Feeding back 360 review results when not face to face – explores how to facilitate 360 degree feedback results remotely
- Four deadly mistakes of 360 degree feedback – areas to avoid when embedding 360 degree feedback
- The 14 essentials of 360 degree feedback – the foundations of 360 degree feedback
- Harnessing the Hawthorne Effect – explores the uplift in performance following planned and directed development actions
- Making sense of 360 – introduces Head Light’s PAPU-NANU
- Maximising ROI on 360 – how to get high quality feedback
- Ready for 360? Think again – a short checklist of the main considerations when introducing 360
- The Impact of Feedback – examines the role and contribution that feedback can make to the development of both individual and organisational capability
- Understanding High Potential – how to spot talent within your people
- Why the move to Continuous Performance Management – explores the reasons behind the shift away from annual appraisal and towards a more agile and continuous performance process.
- Addressing the challenges of Performance Management – looks at 7 key challenges and how to meet these
- Appraisals undervalued? Then calculate the ROI – a walk through how to calculate ROI on performance management
- Getting Performance Appraisal Right – the considerations for effective performance management
- Performance Management learning from neuroscience – learnings from neuroscience to improve Performance Management
- Are line managers holding back talent? – looks at how bias can underpin succession planning.
- Is succession planning read for take off? – how can we look at succession planning given the way in which people view their own careers?
- Successful Succession Planning – gathers together our thinking on the importance of succession planning
- Bringing Competencies to life – looks at how to refresh, update and reinvigorate your competency framework
- Career Pathways: we have an App for that – highlights the shortfall of traditional career mapping and looks at how Talent Navigator can help
- Competency Frameworks as a foundation for successful Talent Management – how to identify key competencies and measure these
- Fair Talent Management – reflects on the concept of fairness and its impact on motivation, engagement and performance
- Lessons from marketing: Talent as customers – treating our talented people as we treat our customers and clients
- The Importance of Personal Resilience – reflects on the characteristics of elite performers and offers a selection of indicators for a Personal Resilience Competency
- Why don’t employee engagement surveys work? – our thoughts on what goes wrong after carrying out an employee survey
- How to define what good looks like – looks at how organisations can understand what good looks like it their business
- Your HR Processes Exposed: Cultural Impact – challenges thinking around current HR processes and to think more flexibly and creatively about how they are done and how they can support organisational culture
Practical tips and ideas.
- How do I transition to Continuous Performance Management?
- How do I introduce robust Succession Planning?
- How do I spot high potential and future leaders?
- Competency Framework: ten lessons learned – tips to bear in mind when developing a competency framework
- Guide to Writing a Business case – supports the writing of a business case for the area of talent management
- HR Project Implementation Health Check – offers a way to look at areas leading to successful project implementation
- Make the benefits of Performance Management a reality – offers a nine-step approach to help realise the benefits effective management can bring
- Ten Actions to Increase Employee Engagement – ideas to develop employee engagement in yourself, as a manager and an organisation
- Questions to ask of your Talent Management Supplier – offers questions you can pose to vendors of Talent Management software
Accessible and practical tools you can use straightaway.
- Open-ended Questions when designing an employee engagement survey – examples of questions you may like to include.
- 360 Keys and Eyes – looks at how to get the most out of a competency framework in the context of 360 feedback
- 360 Keys to Success – key learning points from designing, implementing, interpreting and giving feedback on 360 degree review programmes
- Feedback session question prompts – provides ideas to start discussion around 360 feedback
- How to facilitate 360 feedback when you’re not face-to-face
- Open-ended Questions – helping you to select some open-ended questions for a 360 questionnaire
- Review Scales Tool – gives guidance on how to select the best scales in review settings
- Selecting Feedback Providers – aimed at helping 360 participants and their Managers or Moderators decide whom to invite for feedback
- The Performance Management Revolution – 5 fundamentals
- Are you ready for Succession Planning? – a short audit for you to use within your organisation
How our clients use Talent Cloud®
- British Transport Police – Informing the development of future leaders
- Cleveland Police – Engaging with PDR across Cleveland Police
- Hertfordshire Constabulary – Identifying leadership potential
- HomeServe – Succession Planning: analysing key talent data to support business growth
- Horsham District Council – Fostering a new way of working within Horsham District Council
- McDonald’s – Reinventing Succession Planning and enabled enhanced career conversations
- MeetingZone – Aligning individuals’ goals with those of the business
- Merging organisations: the role of 360
- Muñoz Group in the UK – Taking action with employee engagement
- Muñoz Group in the UK – Introducing continuous performance management
- Northamtonshire Police – Implementing an engaging new PDR system
- Performance Management within a financial services organisation
- Progress International – Winning more business with a more competitive 360 service offering
- Ramsay Health Care – Identify, assess and develop future leaders
- Thames Valley Police – Implementing online Performance review and PDR
- Thames Valley Police – Developing authentic leadership
- Travis Perkins – Identifying talent from within
- Travis Perkins – Supporting aspiring branch managers
- West Midlands Councils – Developing aspiring leaders across organisation
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