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Counter offers “Too little too late” for tech pros

Counter-offers are becoming increasingly common in the IT and Technology industry - as employers battling a talent drought desperately try to hold onto talented staff - but most Tech employees see them as ‘too-little, too-late’.

Article by: | Published: 28 January 2015

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Revealing hidden talents

We are experiencing a fundamental transformation in the structure of the labour market, driven largely by technology, demographics and economics. Millions of people are working more flexibly and enabling organisations to become more responsive and agile in the battle to retain competitive edge. Victoria Butt, founder of, investigates how HR needs to adapt in today’s changing talent market.

Article by: | Published: 3 October 2014

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From human screen to Machine

What is an employer’s most business-critical corporate process? At or near the top of this list has to be hiring employees that deliver more value to their role and company than they cost to their employer. By Greta Roberts, CEO, Talent Analytic, Corp. and Program Chair, Predictive Analytics World for Workforce.

Article by: | Published: 19 August 2014

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Don’t ignore introverts

Companies that are structured around dominating extroverted employees are at risk of ignoring valuable input from introverted characters which could be hugely detrimental to businesses, according to cognitive and business psychologist Dr Lynda Shaw.

Article by: | Published: 11 August 2014

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Talent management now top priority

Senior teams are making the connection between talent and business impacts but want more rigorous measurement, finds Right Management report. Almost half (45%) of UK HR professionals and senior leaders expect 2014 to be a year of growth marked by increased spending on talent management initiatives.

Article by: | Published: 31 July 2014

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Employer brands “not fit for purpose”

Global employers are failing to attract the right mix of talent, despite wide-ranging efforts to improve the appeal of their employment brand. With comment from Jean Martin, Executive Director at CEB.

Article by: | Published: 25 July 2014

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Human nature

Humans are weird! They can be emotional, irrational and often unpredictable, yet as their manager, it is your job to get the best out of them. In fact they are often the key to your success. Sadly, humans do not come with an instruction manual which lists their technical specifications.

Article by: | Published: 9 May 2014