The Future (of) Talent is so bright, you’ve got to wear shades


Posted by David Green, Business Development Director | Future talent
Posted on November 7th, 2013 at 1:30 pm

Many of you reading this will probably not have heard of the Future of Talent Institute (FOTI). Well, you should make time to find out about it, especially if you are an HR, Talent Management, or Talent Acquisition leader and in fact if you work anywhere within the recruitment or HR community. Read full post

Don’t shoot your leaders

Posted by Julia Colin, Global Engagement Lead | Diversity, Future talent
Posted on October 30th, 2012 at 4:47 pm

I’ve just read a novel by Barbara Kingsolver which was enlightening on the ecosystem impact when an animal high-up on the food chain is hunted.  In essence, if you shoot a major predator the ramifications are significantly greater because there are relatively fewer and they take longer to reproduce and mature.
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Show Me The Money – Top 10 Revenue Impacts of a Great Hiring Process


Posted by Chris Herrmannsen - CEO | Future talent, strategic planning
Posted on August 8th, 2012 at 9:19 am

The title of the newly published article by Dr John Sullivan immediately grabbed my attention and got me firmly back in the saddle of my favourite hobbyhorse which I touched on in my last blog. He contends that CEOs are “laser focussed” on revenue growth and to add strategic value HR must become champions of this cause too.  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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Are organisations leaving future talent out of succession planning?

Posted by Paul Ballard - Talent Manager | Future talent, Succession Planning
Posted on November 23rd, 2011 at 10:02 am

We’ve been hearing a lot about succession planning lately and it’s something which our clients are really focusing on at the moment. In order to help better understand the current issues and queries on this subject, Ochre House held a recent webinar on the topic of Succession Planning and your External Talent Pool’.
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Identifying people for the future


Posted by Helena Parry - Market Development Director | Future talent, talent succession
Posted on November 10th, 2011 at 12:29 pm

Change is happening all around us, and whilst adapting to this shifting environment is becoming the norm for businesses worldwide, the pace of this change is perhaps happening quicker than we had expected. This presents a daunting challenge for HR; forecasting, attracting and retaining the talent needed for what is ultimately an uncertain future.
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Africa – A Demographic Dividend Around The Corner?

Posted by Gyan Nagpal, CEO & Principal, PeopleLENS Global Associates | emerging markets, Future talent, multi-country rpo
Posted on October 11th, 2011 at 11:07 am

In the few weeks following my opening keynote at the Ochre House Talent Symposium in London, I presented some of our Talent Economics research at a business forum in Manila – Philippines, and an HR Business Partnering Conference in Barcelona – Spain. The group in Barcelona were particularly diverse, which added some interesting new perspectives to the talent management debate. The audience not only represented some of Western Europe’s strongest organisations, but included companies from Eastern Europe, North Africa, Saudi Arabia and other Middle East countries. In particular I had some very good questions emerge about the short and medium term business potential of Africa.

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Meeting the talent imperative


Posted by Shilpa Unalkat - Talent Acquisition Leader, GE Europe | business value, Future talent, HR Network, Measurement, Talent management, Workforce Planning
Posted on August 10th, 2011 at 8:24 am

Attending one of Ochre House’s HR Network workshops recently got me thinking anew about how we’re going to meet the challenge posed by the fact that talent is the number one goal on CEO agendas today. I hope that sharing my thoughts with you will stimulate your thinking too.
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