How should we be looking for digital talent?

Posted by Sue Brooks, Executive Vice President | Digital talent, Technology
Posted on April 4th, 2014 at 10:52 am

As the world of technology evolves at an ever faster rate, it is perhaps finally beginning to dawn on many businesses that having employees capable of being innovative in a digital space could be the difference between success and failure. These essential employees are often portrayed as a group of young computer literates known as ‘digital talent’. Sourcing this new group has recently become almost the holy grail of the resourcing industry. Read full post

Six key takeaways from #HRAnalyticsLDN

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Posted by David Green, Business Development Director | Big Data, HR Analytics
Posted on March 25th, 2014 at 2:25 pm

As previewed in my previous post, I had the privilege of chairing day 1 of the HR & Workforce Analytics Innovation Summit in London last week. There were c150 delegates in attendance and speakers from the likes of Shell, Unilever and Coca-Cola Enterprises. What made the summit so good was that rather than the usual blend of vendors and industry experts, the floor was very much reserved for HR Analytics leaders themselves to outline their personal HR Analytics journeys. As opening speaker James Rule of Thomson Reuters remarked this enabled some “positive deviancy” to infiltrate proceedings. Read full post

Diversity should be embraced rather than reluctantly accepted

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Posted by Helena Parry - Market Development Director | Diversity
Posted on March 19th, 2014 at 4:43 pm

In my last post on HRreview I outlined how the experiment with female quotas at the World Economic Forum at Davos had ended in miserable failure, with the amount of women present at the event falling every year since the target’s introduction. The episode proved yet again that true diversity is not about ticking boxes, and companies must think about the end goal when trying to build a diverse workforce. And I’m sure we can all agree that diversity is not just a “good thing” these days, it’s a business imperative. Read full post

Five things I’m looking forward to at #HRAnalyticsLDN on 19-20 March

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Posted by David Green, Business Development Director | Big Data, HR Analytics
Posted on March 11th, 2014 at 10:47 am

Pinstripe & Ochre House is attending and sponsoring the HR & Workforce Analytics Innovation Summit, which takes place at the Hilton London Kensington on 19-20 March. Here, David Green, who is chairing the second day, previews the event and outlines what he is looking forward to. Read full post

The Candidate Experience Revolution

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Posted by David Green, Business Development Director | Candidate experience
Posted on March 3rd, 2014 at 1:35 pm

The positive and negative effect of social media is a phenomenon that most organisations are still struggling to get to grips with when it comes to their customers let alone with regards to their current and prospective employees. Read full post

Getting started with HR Analytics – an HR Director’s tale – Part 1

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Posted by David Green, Business Development Director | Big Data, HR Analytics
Posted on February 26th, 2014 at 11:58 am

Picture the scene. The chastened HR Director stumbles out of the CEO’s office having received an almighty rollicking. The CEO had just got back from Davos and after a few days of hobnobbing with his peers he was furious. The reason for his ire was the fact that he was so damn impressed with the HR Analytics dashboards his counterparts at the likes of GE described they had. He had heard how they had used this data to directly inform business strategy and that the positive impacts on business performance and bottom line had been marked. Read full post

The E=mc2 of Talent Centricity

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Posted by David Green, Business Development Director | business strategy
Posted on February 17th, 2014 at 3:04 pm

For the umpteenth time, the revered PwC Global CEO Survey, now in its 17th edition and unveiled amidst much grandeur recently in Davos, has revealed that strategies relating to talent are regarded by business leaders as the biggest enabler of (see infographic below) and the most significant threat to growth. Read full post

Employer branding in a borderless world

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Posted by Julie Copperthwaite - Director, Life Sciences | employer brand
Posted on February 11th, 2014 at 9:19 am

Talent attraction has changed somewhat in the past 20 years, from placing an advert in the local paper in the 80’s, to posting an advert on a job board in the 90’s, to the more recent advancements to utilisation of social media through hand held devices. Our society has become more networked and our working environments have become borderless. Read full post

The War for Talent: After 17 years it’s time for a new idiom

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Posted by David Green, Business Development Director | Talent management
Posted on February 3rd, 2014 at 10:54 am

To echo Bloc Party’s career high business is in a continual ‘state of flux’ as we transition from the certainties and rigidity of the organisational age to one that is increasingly more complex, collaborative, knowledge-based and global. Read full post

Can job titles shine a new light on the dusty old corporate ladder?

Posted by Will Innes, Brand Strategy and Innovation Leader | Talent management
Posted on January 28th, 2014 at 1:29 pm

Like many of my generation (no, I’m not THAT old), job titles have been a pretty important part of professional life. Getting a shiny new business card with a more senior sounding addition was a source of pride; an acknowledgement that you had achieved a certain ‘standard’. And your bank balance would look slightly better at the end of next month. Organisations have traditionally been hierarchical structures, systems of control where job titles have denoted pay grade, responsibility and seniority. And we all signed up, for better or worse, to climbing that ladder. Read full post

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