5 Strategies To Win The War For Talent

5 Minute Read 5 Strategies to Win the War for Talent December 2015 The positive upturn in the economy is significantly impacting the discussion of talent in business. The war for talent is back with a vengeance, but companies must focus on maximising and protecting their own internal talent as well as bringing in the right external talent. The business case for this is clear, as is the need for organisations to do it. Talent management is now a key focus for many organisations, but creating great talent management practices starts from within. […]

By | July 25th, 2016|Next Gen HR, Talent Management|Comments Off on 5 Strategies To Win The War For Talent

Learning for Talent

10 Minute Read Learning for Talent June 2013 The journey Read any business magazine or report on competing and winning in business today and somewhere near the beginning they will bring up the issue of talent or talent management. Whilst talent management is a topic that the HR industry has focused on for some time, it is becoming a topic of the boardroom. CEOs and the executive leadership in major companies now routinely talk about the ‘war for talent’, and about the need to find and retain the best people. Talent management is getting a lot of attention. But this Viewpoint paper is not a case for talent management per se. In many ways, we are taking that as a given. What this paper is about is the central role that learning and development plays within talent management, and how important it is to effectively integrate learning and development across our talent processes. Effective talent management is about more than measurement and management; it is also about action, i.e. strategies for improving performance and developing talent. Learning and development is not just one of the segments of the talent lifecycle, it is a fundamental enabler of many of the other segments. Learning and development is the engine room of an integrated talent strategy. But first, we should ask who, or what, is ‘talent’? […]

By | July 25th, 2016|Next Gen HR, Talent Management|Comments Off on Learning for Talent

Raising The Talent Bar

5 Minute Read Raising The Talent Bar December 2013 Driving real outcomes that impact the business The positive upturn in the economy is significantly impacting the discussion of talent in business. The war for talent is back with a vengeance, but companies must focus on maximising and protecting their own internal talent as well as bringing in the right external talent. […]

By | July 5th, 2016|Cloud HCM, Next Gen HR|Comments Off on Raising The Talent Bar

Microsoft Buys LinkedIn

5 Minute Read Microsoft buys LinkedIn June 2016 Microsoft is buying LinkedIn for $26.2 billion; what are the consequences for HR? After growing into the world’s largest professional online network, LinkedIn is being acquired by Microsoft for $26.2 billion in cash. This is the largest ever acquisition in Microsoft’s history, and 20 times larger than its acquisition of Yammer. How important is this acquisition for LinkedIn, and for Microsoft? And how significant is it for the broader HR market, given than LinkedIn has become the de-facto depository of professional career histories? This is Fosway’s point of view. […]

By | June 20th, 2016|Cloud HCM, Next Gen HR|Comments Off on Microsoft Buys LinkedIn

Transforming HR in the Cloud

5 Minute Read Transforming HR in the Cloud June 2016 Moving your HR systems to the Cloud transforms HR’s operating efficiency and business impact The Cloud and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) deployment models have been popular for specialist HR applications such as recruiting, learning and talent management for a number of years. But now the Cloud is a major force in core HR too. In our research, 78% of organisations are already implementing or planning to implement Cloud-based HR systems. For big and small companies alike, moving HR to the Cloud is a smart move that lowers operating costs and enables better integration with strategic HR processes. But it needs to be about more than that. […]

By | May 19th, 2016|Cloud HCM, HR Research, Next Gen HR|Comments Off on Transforming HR in the Cloud