What the Space Race is illuminating about the shifting boundaries of Talent

To date, ‘talent’ is a human-based phenomenon. Whether humans are individuals, skills and positions or pivotal roles and positions, or everyone, the talking about talent in organisations is solely about humans. High performing or high potential humans; valuable skills and capabilities are embedded within individuals, and we fill pivotal roles and positions with, you guessed … Continue reading What the Space Race is illuminating about the shifting boundaries of Talent

From Pause to Play: (Re)Visting talent spend as we approach new ways of working post ‘freedom day’.

Photo from Pexels - fauxels News outlets are describing today as New South Wales' (my home state in Australia) 'freedom day'. (Some) Restrictions have relaxed (for some). A beer at the pub is possible. A calendar invite saying 'haircut' is highly probable. Some (physical) workplaces also reopen today. There's evidence that some employees are on … Continue reading From Pause to Play: (Re)Visting talent spend as we approach new ways of working post ‘freedom day’.

Setting Yourself up for Success: From defining the destination to what you’ll do (and not do) every day

Embarking on a new adventure of any kind can be daunting. Commencing an educational journey, a new project or a new job can ignite feelings of excitement and anxiety simultaneously. An eagerness to acquire and apply new knowledge and insights are met with feelings of discomfort about the many known unknowns and a few unknown … Continue reading Setting Yourself up for Success: From defining the destination to what you’ll do (and not do) every day

What is Talent Management? Definitions and Approaches

Talent management remains one of the most critical challenges for organisations with countless survey’s purporting the salience of effective workforce management. Appreciating the importance of workforce management is one thing. Knowing what to do is another. Where should I start, you say? Garnering an informed understanding of talent management is what you can do to … Continue reading What is Talent Management? Definitions and Approaches

The Melbourne Cup Encourages Us to Ask – Are We on the Right (Talent) Track?

Today is the day when Australian’s traditionally press ‘pause’ to ‘play’; for today is Melbourne Cup Day. Before 2020, the first Tuesday of November signalled a day where the rhetoric frequently declared today was the day that Aussies united. This specific Tuesday marks a public holiday for Victorians. While other Australians and 650 million-plus onlookers … Continue reading The Melbourne Cup Encourages Us to Ask – Are We on the Right (Talent) Track?

The “How To” of HR, People and Talent Analytics: We Need to Start with Strategically Relevant Questions

Questions. Not the traditional existential questions - What is the meaning of life? What activities provide a sense of purpose? Or which way should I have my toast cut? (This is a significant question for the under 7's). But rather "questions" about purpose, strategy and impact. What is the purpose of our business? What are … Continue reading The “How To” of HR, People and Talent Analytics: We Need to Start with Strategically Relevant Questions

Recruiting and Talent Acquisition- What’s love got to do with it?

Happy Valentines Day - says the loved-up optimist. Happy Commercial Love Day - says the pessimist. Today, the 14th of February allows reflecting on the meaning of love, the symbolism attached to this (special) day, and the role of love in everyday practices. I have been fascinated by the power of the 14th of Feb … Continue reading Recruiting and Talent Acquisition- What’s love got to do with it?