It's more efficient and effective to do away with a number of established processes and practices in the talent management process

10 talent management activities to stop doing right now

You can radically simplify your talent management practices by eliminating activities that don’t add value, writes Marc Effron 1. Eliminate “happy labels” on your performance management scale. Telling Suzy that she was “highly valued” or Bobby that he was a “star performer” provides no valuable information. The quest to create […]

How should HR handle leaders who don't step up to the plate?

What can we do when our leaders fail to lead?

Failing or non-existent leadership presents HR with a unique opportunity to strengthen initiatives that encourage self-leadership, agility and proactivity amongst employees, writes Roger Collins In times of change, uncertainty and crisis, the importance of and interest in leadership rise like cream to the top of a milk churn. Why is […]

How savvy do you think your organisation is?

How savvy is your organisation?

Corporate savviness is a holistic measure of how effective your organisation is. Murad Salman Mirza details the corporate savviness barometer and outlines the process of assessing how savvy your business is Corporate savviness is an organisational characteristic that refers to the enterprising use of a collection of core organisational competencies, ie, Key Savviness […]

There are five criteria HR needs to satisfy in order to be strategic

What exactly is strategic HR?

Culture is the primary agenda through which HR earns the right to be called strategic, writes Wayne Brockbank One legacy question in the Human Resource Competency Study of the University of Michigan and the RBL Group is, “What should be the balance between operational and strategic HR?” In the 1987 […]

Engaged employees perform in superior ways to others, and their organisations deliver superior results in the marketplace. This is at the essence of high performance culture. Source: Thinkstock

Engagement: the core of a high performance culture

When designing organisational elements to improve performance, a fundamental consideration in this process is how changes impact an individual’s daily work, writes Dave Hanna Many design efforts to shape a high performance culture appropriately scrutinise the values, processes and systems that must be aligned. One aspect of developing a high […]