Talent

How to improve skills and boost productivity

While some firms undertake workforce planning and development in an effective and sophisticated way, there are many others which don’t, according to the head of Australia’s peak skills advisory body. “All of our forecasting shows that we will need more skills and higher level skills,” said Robin Shreeve, CEO of […]

Myopic organisations missing talent opportunities

A predisposition among Australian employers toward an ‘ideal worker’ profile puts organisations at risk of missing out on ‘hidden’ local talents and opportunities to build loyalty, a diverse culture and boost productivity. A recent research report found that both employees and decision-makers believe that being male and perpetually available with […]

There is a high level of dissatisfaction with traditional performance management

Talent Management as a key focus for HR leaders

HR leaders across the Asia Pacific are focusing on talent management, using multiple channels to source talent and implementing a range of staff incentives in an effort to attract exceptional professionals to their business. A recent research report found that 57 per cent of HR leaders across Australia and New […]

How to engage line managers in talent management

The most common area in which companies struggle to develop and manage their talent effectively is at the supervisor level, according to a global expert in talent management. In the past, supervisors were assessed on the assignments they gave to subordinates to stretch them and help them learn. “Now companies […]