Five reasons why managing talent is important

The ability to effectively hire, retain, engage and deploy talent, at all levels, is extremely important for organisations for a number of reasons. There is a demonstrated relationship between better talent and better business performance. According to a study by the Hackett Group, companies that excel at managing talent post earnings 18 percent higher than […]

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Where is HR in the digital age?

  Mercer’s 2017 Global Talent Trends Study was published recently and it makes interesting reading for HR and Talent Management professionals alike.  The study is based on the input of more than 1,700 HR professionals, 5,400 employees, and 400 business executives from 37 countries and 20 industry sectors.  It shares insights from over 7,000 perspectives […]

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Resolving corporate conflict through mediation

There are many opportunities for conflict and breakdowns in relationships within an organizational context. These may range from differences between colleagues to boardroom fallouts, resulting in teams that should collaborate being at war with one another. Instances of corporate conflict are often made more complex because emotions are particularly high such as when the managers […]

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You made a hiring mistake

Meet Ben. He applied for the sales manager position at your company. He submitted a polished résumé with an impressive background that included extensive sales experience. His enthusiasm during his interview stood out among the other candidates, and he seemed like a positive team player. His references checked out. He seemed like the perfect person […]

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HR according to my clients

There are some things which I hear all the time when talking to my clients about HR issues. These include: 1. Recruiting people is hard 2. Firing people is hard 3. A probation clause in an employment contract is a waste of time I tend to disagree with all of these statements and here’s why. […]

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Managing talent for success

The business environment we are currently facing is complex, fast-paced and ever-changing. As a result, the need to recruit the right people to move business forward, but also make sure that we help them succeed and grow once we hire them, is greater than ever. To ensure that our efforts in this regard are successful, a […]

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Using modern tools to improve team and organisational performance

We’re passionate about working with organisations large and small to make a difference in enhancing performance, boosting team cohesion, motivation and overall productivity. Most importantly, we also provide long-lasting support to ensure the achievement of  real self and team awareness, transparent channels of communication, trust and ultimately high performance and profitability; enabling our impact to resonate […]

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Four talent practices which drive revenue gains

Many companies miss out on enormous opportunities for growth and profitability because they don’t appreciate the impact of excellent talent management. New research by Gallup clarifies the relationship between organisations’ use of four specific human capital practices and their revenue growth. Most importantly, it reveals the power of implementing all four practices together – employers who combine them […]

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How do you find the right people?

“Recruit for attitude and train for skill”  The first time I read that was in Good To Great (by Jim Collins) and I’ve read it many times since then.  Many businesses though are still recruiting for skill (or technical competence) and hoping that the right attitude will follow.  Technical competence indicates that the candidate should be […]

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