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?

Talk about recruiting – who’s your perfect match?

"Matchmaking". It's a term we generally associate with locating our one and only partner with whom we will share all of life's ups and downs, but that makes it a pretty fair analogy for recruitment and selection. And when talking to executives and teaching students, I find boiling down vast conversations about traditional recruitment and … Continue reading Talk about recruiting – who’s your perfect match?

Talk about talent management – just for the elite?

Debate rages within both academia and industry about whether organisations should apply talent management policies and practices to all employees, or only a small proportion of their workforce. Much of the debate centres on the extent to which talent management differs from more traditional human resource management.  A central area of contention between stakeholders is … Continue reading Talk about talent management – just for the elite?

Can you systematise talent idiosyncrasies?

Submission preparations for the preeminent management and organisational studies academic conference - Academy of Management Annual Meeting - is always an excellent opportunity to pause and reflect.  This year thoughts turn to vendor and academic developments about the intersection between technology and talent management because I need to choose an aspect of this relationship to … Continue reading Can you systematise talent idiosyncrasies?

Epistemology – the foundation for, well, everything!

Epistemology - no, it's not a swear word, but rather the foundation of, well everything we know, but for me, that means talent management. Let me ask you - How do you know what you know? What does it mean to "know"? Academics, in our role as knowledge creators and disseminators, are well-versed in discussions … Continue reading Epistemology – the foundation for, well, everything!

Is “deciphering deception” the talent skill of the future?

This year’s DISRUPT.SYDNEY includes the Australian launch of Digital Mike – a real-time rendered photo-realistic avatar.  Given my interest in the intersection between talent management and technology, I’m both excited and apprehensive about the role of avatars in the future of work. All of the talk about avatars and the implications of  technological innovations for … Continue reading Is “deciphering deception” the talent skill of the future?