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02
May
2014
Nurture your talent

This article about making room for talent reminded me of a beautiful garden I visited a few years ago.

 
18
Feb
2010
7 Things you need to know about marketing and PRing to students

This article was in a recent newsletter from Do Your Own PR.  Written by Emma Champion, a current student at the University of Hertfordshire who is working for Do Your Own PR two days a week, it gives lots of clues about how to appeal to students (of all ages).

 
19
Jan
2010
A pressing problem

One of most important issues for organisations is ensuring they have the right people with the right skills in place to do what needs to be done.  And businesses will be facing a timebomb unless they recruit more young people.

 
06
Jan
2010
Recruiting in your own image

I enjoy watching Gordon Ramsay's The F Word - not for the man himself, but this series has been particularly interesting for me because of the search for the best local restaurant.

 
05
Jun
2009
Stop worrying about your weaknesses

There are real disadvantages of focusing on your weaknesses.  Here's why...

 
12
May
2009
The leaders of tomorrow

Psychological tests can help identify future leadership potential.  But what other activities develop future leaders?

 
30
Apr
2009
Susan Boyle: A lesson in talent management
It is so easy to make assumptions about people based on their appearance...
 
29
Oct
2008
Realigning the HR function to manage talent

Another piece of research by McKinsey demonstrates a gap between perceptions of HR and line managers about talent.

As always, the biggest gaps say the most. In this survey HR is perceived not to have the capability to develop talent strategies aligned with business objectives. I think this is a real indictment of HR.

 
15
Oct
2008
Best Councils to Work For 2008

On 23 September, The Times published the list of Best Councils to Work for 2008.

From this it would seem that small is beautiful. Of the top 25 only 3 have more than 1,000 employees and 18 have less than 500 employees. Given that local government is one of the largest employers in England, with over 1.4 million employees, the number of employees working for ALL the councils on the list adds up to the workforce of one county council.

 
17
Jan
2008
Know Your Strengths

Want to start the year as you mean to go on? Then focus more of your time on your strengths.  You will enjoy what you do and be more productive.

 
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