I spend the majority of my day either helping clients to find top executive talent, or helping exceptionally talented individuals to make the most appropriate next move in their careers. The world of work is changing rapidly, and talent acquisition practices that used to work for organisations no longer deliver the same results. The dynamics
It is true that the modern day employee wants to be led and follow a passionate leader. When a leader is passionate, his team around him feel a deep sense of being led in a worthy direction by someone who is truly committed to something more important than just revenue. This leader shows that he
In my twenty years in the recruitment industry there have been certain practices that have evolved but many that have remained unchanged. One thing is for certain is that the Right Person for the available position is a requirement that is absolutely non-negotiable. How this Right Person is sourced, attracted and contracted to accepting a
Top executive talent positioned in the right role, has the potential to have an exponential impact on a business’s performance and provide a competitive advantage that is difficult to replicate. Bringing in leadership that can inspire and mobilise teams to drive change and realise new strategies with their new capabilities and expertise that enables a
People often constitute 60% or more of any organisations’ operating expenses. The way this is viewed at the top table is critical to how decisions are made around expenditure on people. More importantly decisions on talent: The 20% of an organisations’ workforce that make the 80% difference through their contribution. Often the language used can
Does any of the following sound familiar? You have hired a highly competent executive with sterling credentials, “ticking all the boxes” yet they are struggling to succeed in your organisation. You have an individual on your leadership team who fails to achieve organisational strategy and seems to be driving a different agenda. Your executive team
As a Talent Specialist, I have been tasked to run an employee engagement survey and workshop annually and it’s been part of my scorecard for as long as I can remember. I strongly believe that engagement drives productivity and bottom line results and should be redefined beyond an HR metric to an organisational strategic metric.
The levels of employee engagement have long been linked to productivity levels. A key link that the recent Gallup survey made was that it had a direct impact on how hard senior managers in an organisation had to work. Senior managers find themselves in low engagement environment dealing with: Continuous recruitment and training of new
Assessing the Health of your Succession Pipeline: How many of your General Managers are grown internally?
A key indicator of a healthy talent or leadership pipeline is the ability to promote General Managers from within the organisation. Having a consistent supply of senior managers who can take on the running of a business unit, division, region, country or function is critical to the sustainability of the business and the ability to
With RPO trending, organisations are grappling with the need to find the RIGHT candidate at the RIGHT time, across all levels, in the most cost effective manner. As time progresses, it takes along with it the opportunity to evolve, grow and challenge the status quo. Business has been / is most probably the most committed