Talent Management

Index here items on career management and development, career planning, human resource planning, promotion and secondment, succession planning, talent audits, talent for competitive advantage, talent pools and pipeline, war for talent.

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    Transfixed assets

    Manfred Kets de Vries, professor of HRM at Insead, neatly summed up the current competition for talent when he said: “Today’s high performers are like frogs in a wheelbarrow: they can jump out at any time.” Keeping the frogs...

    Firms increase pay to stem turnover

    Skills shortages and a sharp increase in voluntary resignations over the past three years are forcing US employers to review their salary and benefits systems in a bid to recruit and retain talent. More than 40 per cent of...

    How to retain technical professionals

    Your most important staff are often the most difficult people to retain. Technical professionals, with greater competition for their skills, are a good example. These are not only the new breed of web whizz kids. Virtually...

    Original synergy

    According to Ian Turner, professor of management studies at Henley Management College, successful mergers and acquisitions are like successful marriages: a triumph of hope over experience. He supports his premise with a litany...

    Staff turnover on the rise

    Low unemployment and improved job opportunities are contributing to higher levels of staff turnover across all sectors, according to the IPD’s annual labour turnover survey. Average rates of turnover for full-time employees...

    Firms struggling to keep staff

    Almost 70 per cent of firms surveyed by Industrial Relations Services, an independent research organisation, reported problems with employee retention. More than 80 per cent of managers said they were aiming to reduce levels...