HR

Talent: Is this what organisations are really looking for? by Karolina Silva

It’s common to hear that organizations value talent. In fact, it is common sense to relate talent to success. Hence, organisations seem to be interested in recruiting and hiring talent for growth purposes and tend to promote talent management as part of their business strategy. So far so good, right?

Well, what if I told you that talent is not always that easy to manage and even more shocking is that not every organisation is really interested in talent as such, like they might think. I know, this sounds strange and out of place, but talking about talent is not that simple.

Do People Really Care About HR? By Ankita Poddar

It is a non-standard question, isn’t it? Most similar sentences have a subject other than HR inserted at the end– usually water, coal or another precious resource; a resource that has proven to be invaluable and close to extinction. After all, what has HR done for the world to care about it? It is just another profession and a non P&L one at that.

Is Future of HR "No HR"? by Manoj Kumar

The workplace is converging, and so are future skill and talent requirements. Today, the auto industry is hiring more electrical and 3D printing engineers than hardcore manufacturing or mechanical engineers. Google is strengthening hardware capabilities further – recently paying $1.1B to acquire 2,000 HTC engineers. Irrespective of the industry and size, Business Intelligence and cloud skills are becoming a norm. It’s a new world with new rules. What does this agile business environment mean for Human Resources? 

Rethinking what employee experience means for HR by Jeff Wellstead

Over the weekend I was enticed to buy Patty McCord’s new book called Powerful, Building a Culture of Freedom and Responsibility and was immediately hooked.

Rewind 2017 by Ankita Poddar

While two weeks ago, I said 2017 will remain etched in memory for the #MeToo campaign and #GoogleforJobs, there were quite a few topics (not all new) that captured the imagination of folks in HR. It may not have been the banner year for HR innovation, but there was plenty in news to keep us going. Here is a roundup of 12 topics from the last 12 months that had HR professionals (and others) around the globe sit up & take notice.

Is 2018 the year of employee experience? by Jeff Wellstead

If you had to create a list of the companies you’d like to work for – how would you go about assessing which ones would be the best fit for you? 

The problem with things like the Best Place to Work surveys is that they tend to look at tick box criteria: how well people are paid, their benefits, training budgets, if they comply with employment legislation etc. What they don’t capture are the more important things that are harder to measure, like whether someone’s work is intrinsically interesting or meaningful.

It's a Snow Day. Let's S.O.U.R.C.E ! by Jackson David

#talentacquisition #snowday

When it's white, windy and cold outside what do you do? I think it’s a great time to S.O.U.R.C.E for top-talent. Here are some of my quick-tips:

S - Simplify your approach & your in-mails. Lead your email with, “It’s cold out today, but this opportunity it Hot! Let's chat!”

O - Open your mind to other ways, tools, and means to reach your talent pool. “Have you thought of everything?” #twitter #googlesearch #coldcall #instagram

Turning Assassins into Ambassadors by Richard Cronin

Balcroft has provided operational consulting support to numerous companies across a multitude of sectors and organisations. Whilst we have been extremely successful in achieving the needs of our clients, we have always been faced with a recurring problem within each project. The common theme is the presence of at least one assassin within the organisation.