Emerging Talent – The Pharmaceutical Industries Dilemma


Posted by Julie Copperthwaite - Director, Life Sciences | emerging talent
Posted on June 6th, 2013 at 11:20 am

During a recent Think Tank ‘Pharmageddon – Is there a talent crisis looming for the Pharma Industry?’, we explored a number of challenges being faced by the industry, but during the discussion there was one stand-out theme that came through from all in attendees – the dwindling number of experts within the industry and the lack of Emerging Talent to backfill positions, with demand fast outstripping supply. Everyone felt we needed to act now, before its too late! Read full post

Emerging Talent: how will your organisation find its own Bilbo Baggins in 2013? (Part 3)


Posted by Julia Bowden, Talent Manager, Ochre House | emerging talent
Posted on January 23rd, 2013 at 10:57 am

In previous instalments I have reflected on how JRR Tolkien’s The Hobbit might inspire those involved in the world of emerging talent to look in unfamiliar places (part 1) and to embrace diversity like never before (part 2). In this final part of the trilogy I am looking at how Bilbo Baggins’ adventures can remind us of the importance of not just finding but then of being proactive in developing our newly acquired emerging talent.
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Emerging Talent: how will your organisation find its own Bilbo Baggins in 2013? (Part 1)


Posted by Julia Bowden, Talent Manager, Ochre House | emerging talent
Posted on January 8th, 2013 at 2:19 pm

In the changing landscape of emerging talent who wouldn’t be interested in a magic formula for engaging a passive candidate and putting them through a development programme that transforms them into a business hero? Having recently seen the new film version of JRR Tolkien’s The Hobbit, I think the story of Bilbo Baggins may just offer some interesting inspiration for reinvigorating our approach to emerging talent in 2013.
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The High Potential Programme is making a come back!


Posted by Louise Szymala - Business Unit Director | emerging talent, High Performance, High Potential, HiPo, people management, Quality hires, Talent management
Posted on August 9th, 2011 at 5:32 pm

On the back burner for the last few years whilst many organisations have undergone cost cutting exercises, the high potential (HiPo) programme is making a come back as business leaders have recognised that effective talent management and development is the key to business growth and sustainable competitive advantage.
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China’s war for talent is over! – Or is it?


Posted by Kieran Scally - VP - Resourcing Solutions (APAC) | APAC talent management, emerging markets, emerging talent, gender diversity
Posted on July 22nd, 2011 at 8:58 am

The latest study by the Center for Work-Life Policy has found that the solution to China’s search for skilled talent is much closer than it appears. It says that the answer to the problem is highly qualified Chinese women.
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Alex Ferguson Role Model for High Perfomance Management?

Posted by Guest Blogger | emerging talent, Leadership, Talent management
Posted on November 2nd, 2010 at 11:30 am

Experienced hire recruiters are a bit like football scouts, except we are constantly in the firing line and we are judged by the efficacy, quality of the next hire. Whereas in football the manager takes the flak for the quality of that hire…. Now I might be exagerating but how important is the manager the in the recruitment and development of talent?…. Let’s look at football – for starters…

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Talent has traditionally been viewed as the few at the top of the organisation, but increasingly organisations are taking a more holistic view. In this article I discussed how organisations are investing in the ‘vital many’ rather than the ‘chosen few’. Why?
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Talent succession meets the world


Posted by Paul Daley - Director, APAC | emerging talent, people management, Talent management, talent succession
Posted on April 22nd, 2010 at 10:00 am

Talent succession (the identification, qualification and mapping of high performers / potential into future role / capability requirements) has long been the domain of talent management experts who scurry through the internal population to pick out the golden jewels. However, this role is changing…
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Emerging talent on the agenda


Posted by Paul Daley - Director, APAC | emerging talent, Talent management
Posted on March 16th, 2010 at 8:59 am

After 18 months in the doldrums, emerging talent (in particular graduate recruitment) is making a comeback. Eversheds is the latest to announce hiring is on the increase. We’ve also seen this trend across many of our clients with 2010 graduate hiring volumes up on 2009. Previous experience (from the ‘dot com’ crash) suggests that reduced graduate demand is followed by a period of rampant demand, however usually in a different sector…
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