The E=mc2 of Talent Centricity


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

The declining return on investment of the workforce


Posted by Paul Daley - Director, APAC | business strategy
Posted on September 5th, 2012 at 12:21 pm

Another month, another PWC Saratoga report, this time looking at US Human Capital Effectiveness

Focussing on the US, the report includes 2011 data from more than 300 organisations representing 12 industry sectors.  The average company in the report has annual revenue of $5.5 billion and 19,500 employees.

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Secrets to Success in a New World of Work: High Tech, High Touch, High Trust

Posted by Dr Graeme Codrington, Co-founder and international partner of TomorrowToday | business strategy, people management, social media
Posted on June 19th, 2012 at 4:45 pm

The world we live and work in has become increasingly complex in the past two decades. Rapid advances in technology, together with globalisation have changed the way the business world works. The result is that in most multinationals we now have very complex matrix reporting structures, a proliferation of geographically dispersed teams, managers who would not be able to complete the work of absent team members, and more stress and pressure than ever before.
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Strategic Talent Economics


Posted by Helena Parry - Market Development Director | business strategy, Leadership, strategic planning, Talent management
Posted on October 6th, 2011 at 9:39 am

As most of you know Ochre House hosted its annual HR Leaders conference last month, with a focus on re-defining business value through a talent centric approach. And the speakers certainly got me thinking.

It appears that the West is slowly losing its economic power as potential moves to new powerhouses in the BRIC countries and Goldman Sachs’ ‘Next 11’ and one of the effects of this is increasing pressure on HR to deliver new, more effective talent strategies. But according to one of the speakers at the conference, the industry will only succeed if it can learn to master an organisations changing complexity and speak the ‘language of business.’ 

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Communicating the strategy


Posted by Julie Copperthwaite - Director, Life Sciences | business strategy, strategic planning, Talent management
Posted on September 27th, 2011 at 11:19 am

Quarter 4 tends to be the time of year when organisations begin their business review process, reflecting on the past year and brainstorming their strategies for the future. For those relatively rare players that have them in place, they’ll also be reviewing their 3-5 year plans and building the roadmap to achieve them. However far ahead a company is trying to reach they’ll need to be considering goals and objectives, and possibly more importantly, the talent that will be required to achieve them.
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“A company of all the Talents”


Posted by Damien Stork - Director | business strategy, business value, strategic planning, Talent management
Posted on August 11th, 2011 at 12:44 pm

You may remember in June 2007 Gordon Brown announced that his was to be a “government of all the talents”. A bold statement indeed, and one that left me feeling a little aggrieved that under Blair we must have only had “some of the talents” or even worse, perhaps “none of the talents”?! Brown was certainly excited to be in charge, and obviously felt that his team selection was superior to that of his successor – he had removed half of Blair’s team and moved most of the others to new roles, but critically, was still drawing on the same rather tired talent pool.
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