Behind the scenes in talent acquisition: the Tony Walsh interview

  Anthony Haynes writes: In 2013 we published an interview with Tony Walsh, who directs our talent management services. We thought it was high time for an update. Q. It’s six years since we last interviewed you about your work. How has the work changed in that time? In the recruitment and selection areas there’s been an… Read More

How are work and poverty linked? Developing an evidence-informed view

Anthony Haynes writes: From the outset of this blog, back in 2013, we have been interested in the stories that research can tell us about the world of work. One of our earliest posts, for example, featured some research from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) about the extent to which employment provided a route out… Read More

Digitalisation: implications for talent acquisition

Anthony Haynes writes: If ‘digitalisation’ has become a buzz word, it is for good reason: the trend towards digitalisation at all levels — for example, service delivery, internal communications, marketing, and procurement — continues apace. Few organisations can ignore the trend. The is evident both in our industry — the talent sector — and in… Read More

Improving employee engagement and retention

Anthony Haynes writes (or, rather, paraphrases): How to engage employees and how to retain them are major challenges for employers — particularly so when, as in many Western cities today, sectoral unemployment rates are low. There is a battle for talent going on out there. A study by researchers from Babson College and Workday focuses… Read More

Catching the wave: 21st century careers

Anthony Haynes writes: What’s your image of a university press? Perhaps an organisation that produces esoteric, ivory-tower, publications that sit, largely unread, in academic libraries. Not so Deloitte University Press. Deloitte University specialises in leadership. Its press continues that theme in the sense of thought leadership. Its publications cover contemporary challenges in such areas as… Read More