Talent

Middle managers can be a roadblock to productivity

How middle managers roadblock productivity

Efforts to improve the productivity and performance of Australian organisations are being stymied by inefficient and under skilled middle managers, according to a recent research report. There are around half a million middle managers in Australia, and ATO data shows that 1.2 million Australians list their occupation as ‘manager’, according […]

Manfred Kets de Vries, professor of leadership development and organisational change at INSEAD, HR's High Preist

HR: high priest of culture and talent?

HR should be the “high priest” of culture and talent within organisations and actively drive leaders to set the example, develop and retain talent and build a culture of high performance, according to global leadership expert Manfred Kets de Vries. HR – The high priest of culture. I always say […]

Talent management has been key to Infosys' business success

Infosys’ 3 keys to talent management

A clear focus on succession planning and leadership, a unique career architecture and a closely aligned training and development program are three keys that have enabled Infosys to attract, develop and retain talent, according to its local head of HR. Training and development is the most important element of talent […]

Employee flight risk

How to beat the rise in employee flight risk

Australian organisations are facing a serious business risk with nearly two-thirds of employees actively or passively looking for a new job, with a similar amount of them looking to move within the next six months, a recent research report has found. Higher remuneration is the main reason people are assessing […]

Talent management

5 ways to attract, retain and develop talent

As organisations strive to keep pace with a global economic recovery, they will need to change and innovate in five key areas in order to attract, retain and develop talent in 2014, according to HR research and advisory firm Bersin by Deloitte. In order to attract talent, organisations will need […]