Posts tagged HR best practice
When did talent management take over HR?

We have been doing some research recently into the HR structures of some of our newer, more technologically savvy businesses and it appears that a subtle but significant change in HR might be taking place. In the past, the senior HR person in any organisation was probably the Group Head or SVP of HR or something similar but we are now seeing the rise of a Head of Talent Management instead. What might be going on?  Is this a permanent change, and what does it mean for the HR profession?

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Supplier beware!

Given the extent to which we work successfully we other multi nationals, we found the situation surprising, and it left us bemused, puzzled and deeply concerned.  Our only explanation is that this has been be motivated by the hiring leader’s need to save face or money or both – she had already had a failed search engagement for this role with another firm, and with the role then being filled internally, was presumably under question as to why she’d engaged us at all.

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Sydney siege and thoughts for HR teams

...more importantly, where does the moral compass of your management team and company lay in making exceptions?  (We heard just this week about the new employee at a household brand employer who was sent overseas for a work trip,  He suffered a horrific car accident, and wasn't eligible for financial or medical support beyond the first couple of months of his hospital stay because he didn't qualify under the company's policies for employees still in probation)

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Quit with class

There may be short term satisfaction in telling your bosses or colleagues what you really think about them, and emphasising this with some colourful insults, but there is nothing to gain in the mid to long term.   This is also a good reason to avoid last day drinks – in the emotions that practically everyone feels on their last day, it’s too easy to say the wrong thing with a little artificial courage…

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