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?

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?