Dr Sharna Wiblen says COVID-19 is illuminating ineffective workplace policies. The talent management expert offers advice on how organisations can transition through the pandemic with clarity.
'Tis the season to be jolly...Hang on, I've got that wrong as it's now almost the end of January, so let's try again. 'Tis the season to watch TV...Yes that's better. While my choice is currently Tidying with Marie Kondo as it is with many others (I am a huge fan of her "spark joy" … Continue reading How watching CSI can help you get that dream job.
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
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?
NO, the majority of jobs are not hidden - or at least, that is the weight of evidence from where I sit. While it's frequently touted that a significant proportion of positions are filled via the "hidden job market" - meaning the absence of an "old school" formal job advertisement - there have been major … Continue reading Are the majority of jobs still “hidden”?
"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?
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?
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 - 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!
Talent - there's so much talk about "talent", but what is the meaning of talent? What do individuals infer when using the term within the context of work? Before reading further, let's each reflect: Do you use the term talent? What do you mean when you use the term? What's your definition of talent? Ok, … Continue reading What do we mean when we talk about talent?