Author: Marc Effron

What maketh a talent management practitioner?

Talent management practitioners must exhibit six key characteristics in order to be successful, writes Marc Effron Talent management’s rapid emergence as a field has left practitioners without a clear success model. Based on our experience as talent management consultants and practitioners, interviews with other well-regarded practitioners, and input from executive […]

Why HR hurts HR

The greatest resistance to implementing new talent management practices often comes from within HR itself, writes Marc Effron Talent management’s success relies largely on the human resource (HR) business partner in most organisations. Business partners broker the relationship with line executives and are responsible for implementing key talent management processes. […]

What’s your talent philosophy?

Few companies have an explicit talent management philosophy, but it’s a straightforward process to develop and implement one, writes Marc Effron Could you say that your company has clear guidelines for how long it’s OK to be an average (50th percentile) performer? Or could you say there is consensus among […]