transformation

Talent Acquisition Transformation Part 3; Let Data be your Dragonglass by Ben Gledhill

The third instalment in my mini guide to TA Transformation is one that is probably my favourite (I do apologise in advance to anyone who is not a Game of Thrones fan for the title).

We have covered what we need to get the transformation ball rolling, how to create experiences rather than processes. Now we will look at for me something that should be not only the backbone of any transformation, but the heart of your TA function; Data.

Talent Acquisition Transformation Part 2; Experience v Process by Ben Gledhill

Happy Friday y'all!

So this is the second installment in who knows really around Talent Acquisition Transformation; something both very close to my heart and currently in play in my world.

The first part covered what might go wrong during TA transformation; poor leadership, lack of direction or even a disconnected exec/leadership group.

What comes next? Post-it notes and marker pens? Excel project plans? Nope. For me let us take a step back before we actually "do" anything. Mindset; yes you read that correctly. Mindset.

Talent Acquisition Transformation Part 1; The Key to success or failure by Ben Gledhill

Sadly this article is not about the Transformers. Sorry.

It is about something not as exciting but maybe just as important.

We are seeing more and more organisations looking to “transform” their Talent Acquisition/Resourcing functions, either as part of a wider HR/People programme or maybe simply wanting to try a new piece of tech.

Having been through a few (and still going strong on the current one) I thought I would share a few bits of insight that might assist others, starting with today…why can a transformation often go wrong?

Agile Coaching is like Green Eggs and Ham by Jardena London

I did an exercise recently with a group, and I felt like Sam I Am from the Dr. Seuss book, “Green Eggs and Ham”.  If you remember the book, the character “Sam I am” is trying to get someone to try green eggs and ham.  There’s a whole rigamarole of objections until he finally tries them and likes them.

Saying goodbye. Why is organisational change so tough for people? by Jonny McCormick

As a young adult I had the opportunity to work at a camp in Canada for 4 summers. It’s amazing how quickly you build relationships and bonds with people over a 12–16 week period.

Spending nights around the campfire together, playing stupid games, swimming in the lake, mooching around the local towns and enjoying the stars in the nightsky. It’s a full on experience and it’s easy to see how some of the people have become some of my closest friends.

Uber or Black Cab… by Kelly Swingler

Uber or Black Cab – Which is Your HR Function?

I’ve used Uber a few times, but have to say I’ve been a Black Cab kind of girl for years and there is something familiar about them that makes me stick with them.

Yesterday though I started to think differently.  My last few trips to London have involved a Cab ride, none of the drivers have known where to go and the cost, compared to what an Uber would have been almost double the cost and the card machines haven’t been working so cash has been paid, one driver even dropping me at a cash machine.

Accountants: technology will not disrupt your industry in the future – it already is by Miriam Gilbert

The investment in recent years by large organisations, including the Big Four, has resulted in advanced technology that is changing many aspects of traditional accountancy and tax advisory. They now have technology that can cut the manhours needed on complex audits, do away with the need for sample testing and conduct a more insightful analysis of trends and risks.

Creating Sustainable Transformation with the Right Pace by Michael Fekete

You may have seen my interview last year with Henley Business School, talking about how to succeed with corporate change, and the need for organisations to invest enough time upfront to ensure that people are involved in co-developing the solution, and that they can see benefits of the change along the way. This will give you the best chance of the transformation being sustainable.