Are our managers leaking talent, or retaining it? While responding to a question on a network group I belong to about employee motivation and engagement, I recalled some research about the fact that people left bosses not their jobs. Then I came across a recently published piece of research carried out by a the Florida State University that clearly suggests employees leave their bosses not their jobs. Matching employees to managers is an element of recruitment which is rarely done (except at … [Read more...] about Employees leave their boss not their job!
We cannot ignore the need for 2020 Leadership in our organizations. I have seen many discussions on HR and training forums about the needs of leaders and managers. These talk about leadership development and talent. As a result of my research recently, I have noticed that practitioners often talk about the contents of training. The style of the delivery. And importantly how cheap and quick we do this. Ignoring the fact that you cannot have high quality training that is quick and cheap. (I … [Read more...] about 2020 leadership – 4 steps to sustainable success for organizations
Many organizations are starting to explore a new approach to improving retention through participative selection. There is a belief that when staff are involved in the recruitment decision they are more likely to support the new staff member, and as a consequence retention is improved. Many local authorities have been doing this for some time with mixed results. For the process to be meaningful (and legal) each person must be selected or rejected on defined criteria. This makes employee … [Read more...] about When interviewing goes beyond HR and the Line Manager
Gamification in business - the war on leadership and talent Gamification - It's here, its there its everywhere - are you taking part? Do you even know its a game? What am I talking about? Gamification - turning potentially mundain tasks into game activities, where "points make prizes" In the business world this has been happening for years under the guise of Management By Objectives (MBO) and bonuses. Set a target, when people reach it - reward them. Social Media … [Read more...] about Gamification in business – the war on leadership and talent
5 Reasons Why Talent Leaves Businesses Retaining talented people is an important role of both line management and human resources. There are without doubt 100s of excuses people give when leaving a company, especially in "exit interviews". Exit interviews are great for the business and HR, but lets get real - most employees do not want to risk their reference on saying the boss was an idiot, or that it was a controlling environment and that the style of management actually stopped people … [Read more...] about 5 Reasons Why Talent Leave our Businesses
Seeking the Potential of, and in our People Often we talk about succession planning, or talent management and identification. But do we really know what talent is - or how to find it? Many organisations use tools like the Nine Box Grid or one of the many other talent management frameworks to identify, map and ultimatly manage talented people. But as the old saying goes - rubbish in --- leads to --- rubbish out. Identifying Talent Potential So when we are looking to identify … [Read more...] about Talent Management & Identification – who are we kidding?
Are competence based interviews missing the best candidates Is the drive for consistency and 'fairness' leading employers that use competence based interviews, missing the best candidates. Talking to an old friend today I had an interesting insight into the effectiveness of competency based interviews. The individual concerned is going for a mid level management post with a major international retailer as a duty shift manager. This is a significant drop in responsibility from what she has … [Read more...] about Are competence based interviews missing the best candidates
Focus on development Identify lynch-pin positions Make it transparent Measure progress regularly Keep it flexible Source: Conger and Fulmer … [Read more...] about Five ways to make leadership succession planning work