The positive by-products of continuity management

Anthony Haynes writes: In my previous post I mentioned that the emphasis we give to continuity management has had some unintended consequences — positive ones, fortunately! The first such by-product is efficiency. We have sought to capture and communicate each of our business processes. The key motive here has been to have resources (protocols) available… Read More

Rethinking talent models — the why and the how: a view from Deloitte University

Anthony Haynes writes: In a previous post we drew attention to Deloitte University Press (DUP), the publishing arm of Deloitte University, which specialises in leadership. DUP has recently been publishing a cluster of reports under the heading of ‘The Future of Work’. One such report is ‘What is the future of work?‘ The value¬† of… Read More

Pregnancy, career development, and talent acquisition: Jen Watts Welsh’s story

Anthony Haynes writes: By way of contributing to International Women’s Day, I’d like to recommend an article on a key topic — the perception of pregnancy in relation to recruitment and job application. In the article published by Fast Company, Jen Watts Welsh — who is evidently and expert story-teller — reflects on her experience… Read More

Review of genuinely useful blogs (VIII): Crystal Recruiter

Anthony Haynes writes: From time to time we review blogs in the area of talent acquisition and talent management. Finding good blogs in these fields is not easy: too many of them purport to offer helpful content but turn out in fact to be thinly disguised corporate advertisements. Occasionally, thoug, we find a gem —… Read More

How not to recruit: the trap of ‘essential’ attributes

Anthony Haynes writes: Here’s a problem we see a lot. An employer who wishes to hire writes a specification of the type of employee they want. Included in the specification is a list of ‘essential’ attributes (I’ll use the word ‘attribute’ here, even though sometimes other words — such as ‘skills’ — are used, because… Read More