"The pool of available talent is suddenly both changing and expanding, and visionary leaders can make the most of it, preparing the ground for post-crisis recovery and growth."
Talent management is a system within a system: the organisation's culture. Get talent management wrong and the organisation's culture will be misaligned with the customer's emerging needs.
Tomorrow, of necessity, talent management will be about resilience, reinvention and recognising that the ideal organisation design reflects how, given a choice, people would choose to work together.
Talent management is ultimately about hard data and tough choices – who to hire and promote, investing in the most efficient and fastest way to develop talent, putting muscle behind the succession process and, generally, building a cadre of leadership talent that will allow the business to survive and thrive in turbulent times.
If you can't imagine it, you won't reach it. If you don't measure it, you can't manage it. Strive to develop tomorrow's leadership competencies with purpose, precision, pragmatism and no little passion.
Insights from "Future-Oriented Leadership Competencies: Today's Talent Management Lynchpin" by John Burdett, Leadership advisor to TRANSEARCH International.
This crisis is demonstrating that the way we behave, interact and communicate may have changed forever. Bill Sakellaris, in speaking with clients and candidates, a broader professional network, and friends, has observed a transitioning of thought and behaviour in people and organisations. Bill captures his thoughts on risk mitigation strategies, the assessment of leadership teams, organisational capability, and dealing with disruption.
In the most challenging of times it is essential that new leaders are integrated quickly and successfully. TRANSEARCH Paris interviewed leaders in new positions to determine the impact of the current situation on their ability to integrate without breaking stride. Anne Chevillotte highlights key findings including the leadership qualities and traits helping new leaders through these difficult times.
What does 'trusted advisor' mean and why does receiving the services of a trusted adviser matter? Ulrich F. Ackermann contributes his insights and experiences to Executive Talent magazine by the Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants.
Chris Swan, Managing Director with TRANSEARCH International, was a panellist on the BlueSteps webinar 'Navigating an Uncertain Business Climate: Salary Negotiation, Career Growth and More'. The full recording is now available.
David Wongso, MD TRANSEARCH International Indonesia, recently spoke with SWA Magazine on 'Ways to Win Talent in the Era of Disruption'. David notes how in this era of disruption many workforce skills are becoming irrelevant, and that the rate of change is getting faster. He highlights that leadership development and talent acquisition agendas must tackle the mismatch of skills and be directly managed by the C-suite and board of directors.
"The board of directors must ensure that leadership development and talent acquisition work effectively. Do not let the two agendas be entrusted to the level below but not be controlled."
To lead is to be in the people business - present and future. Talent management generally, and talent acquisition more specifically, are strategic. How do we define the qualities that shape the leadership we need? How do we start to create tomorrow's leadership today? John Burdett outlines the linchpin role that (the right) leadership competencies play in transforming talent management into a competitive advantage.
Recruitment has always been a battleground of sorts. Three issues combine to make it evermore so:
- Scarcity - the ever-increasing difficulty and, indeed, frustration of uncovering talent.
- Talent acquisition is part of a wider talent management system and if the other elements in the system (e.g., leadership development, coaching, performance management, a culture that supports team effectiveness) are poorly thought through, excellence in the actual hiring process is quickly lost.
- In a world unfolding faster than it ever has in human history, recruitment is, and must be, strategic.
Discover how to make talent acquisition a competitive advantage.
While it's easy to envision a workforce where tech skills dominate, the in-demand skills of the future are actually human. Howard Pezim highlights why both technical and human skills will better position organisations for success.
Given that by 2020, Millennials will make up more than a third of the global workforce, how this generation will lead others is becoming an increasingly pressing issue in the modern workplace. Here is Bedford's take on the shift and how your company can prepare for Millennial leadership now.
Larry Glines has been engaged in executive search and selection solely for the Healthcare and Life Sciences industry for over twenty-five years. In this episode, Larry discusses his experiences in the industry and why he joined TRANSEARCH.