The “How To” of HR, People and Talent Analytics: We Need to Start with Strategically Relevant Questions

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

Recruiting and Talent Acquisition- What’s love got to do with it?

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?

Talk about recruiting – who’s your perfect match?

"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?

Talk about talent management – just for the elite?

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?

Can you systematise talent idiosyncrasies?

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 – the foundation for, well, everything!

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!