Getting the ‘How’ right in Strategic Workforce Planning


Posted by Shilpa Unalkat - Talent Acquisition Leader, GE Europe | strategic planning, Workforce Planning
Posted on March 30th, 2012 at 1:55 pm

I attended a Strategic Workforce Planning (SWP) workshop this week hosted by ArcelorMittal, for the Ochre House HR Network. As per a previous blog, ArcelorMittal have made great progress in SWP and although this topic is widely discussed, in my experience, no one has ever shown “how” to do it. Before we go into the details, here are some key facts:
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From Credit Crunch to Talent Crunch


Posted by Chris Herrmannsen - CEO | Talent management
Posted on March 14th, 2012 at 3:16 pm

I’ve borrowed this title from Dr Richard Ward, the Chief Executive of Lloyd’s (think insurance, not bank), where it appears in the foreword of the recent Lloyd’s Risk Index.  This report, compiled by the  Economist Intelligence Unit, represents the findings of a detailed survey of C-level business executives to assess corporate risk priorities and attitudes around the world.  The broader findings are well worth the read but the most fascinating conclusion must be that talent and skills shortages is now seen as the 2nd highest risk faced by businesses, out of a total of 50 potential risks.  Read full post

Sing if you’re glad to be Gay? Or Gen Y?


Posted by Jon Hull, Head of Resouring, ElectroComponents | Future talent, HR transformation
Posted on March 12th, 2012 at 12:57 pm

More interrogations on diversity in the workplace.

This song was the rallying cry for the youth and ‘rainbow’ movement in the late 70’s and early 80’s. It was born out of anger and frustration at the way men and women with different sexual preferences were marginalised and attacked. In the 70s and 80s god forbid that you should have different tastes, ideas or preferences to the mainstream. (And we attacked the communist regimes…)
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Fear and truth in Resourcing


Posted by Andy Curlewis - Director - Brand, Digital & Communications | talent communities, Talent management
Posted on March 1st, 2012 at 5:13 pm

Understanding your talent value proposition, finding great talent, hiring it and then keeping it isn’t getting any easier. Or is it?
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