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

Practical tips for working with remote workers

Anthony Haynes writes: On his own blog, Richard Whiteside, who works as a freelancer, has written an excellent post on how organisations can get the best out of the freelancers they work with. Much of his advice would apply too to the management of employees who work remotely. In the usual way I would reblog… 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…