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

Misconceptions about Talent Assessments

Originally posted on Humantelligence Inc.:
Talent assessment is all about managing people, that is, hiring the right person for the right job, evaluating candidates for appraisals, and managing and developing work teams. Though companies have been using talent assessment tools for many years, they still are doubtful about a few aspects. There are a few myths about…