Category Archives: Leadership and Talent

Leveraging data analytics to address workforce challenges

Human resources professionals are under intense pressure to use the wealth of employee data they have available to address a variety of workforce issues, from compensation to finding the right people. Yet many struggle with where and how to start … Continue reading →

Comment on the U.K.’s new National Cyber Security Strategy

In November 2016, the U.K. government published the new National Cyber Security Strategy 2016 to 2021, outlining the government’s plans for the U.K. and cyberspace. Continue reading →

How to develop a sound competency model for better benefits and outcomes

Streamlining your competency models and embedding them effectively in technology to support the full talent lifecycle creates clear benefits Continue reading →

Time to rethink our traditions: Skill-based evaluation and pay

Have you ever found yourself saying any of these: “I know they are essentially doing the same job but their levels of mastery in what they do are so different and we’d like to differentiate their pay in a systematic … Continue reading →

Don’t neglect your workforce during M&A

Conventional wisdom holds that employees generally react adversely to the level of change a merger, acquisition or other type of deal may bring. But what isn’t widely understood and sometimes underestimated is the variance in the ways employees view the … Continue reading →

Base salary increases: Same headline, different story

With 2017 salary budget surveys forecasting another 3% increase, companies are restless to do something differently, to spend the 3% budgets more purposefully. Continue reading →

Five strategic compensation and benefits trends to drive business success

It’s no secret that compensation and benefits professionals need to focus on smart ways to stretch their limited total rewards budgets. The competition for talent won’t go away, so optimising workforce programs that attract, retain and engage talent is also … Continue reading →

The top speed of a cheetah, or the importance of real-time performance feedback

I recently received my monthly ride sharing report, via email, and there were all my statistics and even a comparison to the top speed of a Cheetah: My rider scorecard (yes, it made me give up back-seat driving) had me … Continue reading →

High-tech role retention reaches boiling point?

Competition for hot skills is fierce, but many businesses are uncertain about what level of premiums they should pay, and what their policies on hot skills recruitment and retention should be. Continue reading →

Oil and gas firms look at talent while waiting for $60 barrels

Make no mistake, it is a tough time for the oil and gas industry, and big and small firms alike are struggling to strike the right balance between cutting costs and protecting their brands, all while making sure they are … Continue reading →