How to successfully manage disruption, and the importance of staying focused on your people

In a world where disruption in the workplace is rapidly becoming the new norm, prioritising the management of people is now more critical than ever.

Let’s take the big retailers as an example. Around the world, retail giants are facing huge amounts of disruption by new and more innovative online retailers.

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What should you look for in an Executive Coaching Program?

You’ve probably come across a lot of “coaches” in your time as a HR leader. But knowing how to assess the value of the programs they deliver is vital. If a coach doesn’t have complete clarity on the processes and outcomes of their assignments, you need to know about it.

When assessing the impacts of your coaching program, it’s imperative to consider the following:

What is your ROI on Management Recruitment — and how can you improve it?

Taking on the task of management recruitment is a costly and time-consuming process at the best of times. With interviews, vetting, and finally onboarding candidates, hiring a senior manager or executive can often take many months and cost thousands of dollars. Ideally, you want these new hires to hit the ground running in their new position so you can optimise your Return on Investment (ROI).

The 5 most prominent people challenges HR professionals face globally

Talent acquisition is one thing, but acquiring the right talent and ensuring you keep them – that’s the real challenge.

HR professionals work hard to ensure they identify, attract, and vet the right people while keeping those ‘right’ people engaged and moving forward within their company.

While businesses and employees have seen (and will continue to see) positive results due to the emphasis on employee engagement, training, and retention, the processes aren’t all that easy for HR professionals to maintain and guarantee.

Our recent global survey, ‘The Future of Talent Management’, asked HR professionals what challenges they faced when it comes to talent acquisition, management, and retention – and 5 prominent people challenges stood out.

The most valuable employee skills — how does your team measure up?

For organisations to thrive and deliver on their core values, they rely on the skills and engagement of their employees. Therefore, it is crucial that their employees can attain the most valuable and sought-after skills.

Ensuring an organisation’s employees are engaged and equipped to succeed means HR professionals must have the ability to identify and manage talent in today’s ever-changing employment market.

With the constant evolution of the employee marketplace, it can be difficult to keep up with the skills organisations deem to be most valuable. So what are companies looking for and how can you ensure your employees succeed?

To help answer this, we asked top Talent Managers and HR leaders to identify the most valuable skills employees must have to be competitive in today’s market.

Why does Leadership training fail?

And what can HR Managers do about it?

When you implement a new leadership training program there is never a guarantee it will work.

A whole range of factors can contribute to the success or failure of a leadership training program. The good news is that the factors which contribute to a failure can often be managed, ensuring your leadership training can generate a return on investment.

A recent article in the Harvard Business Review, ‘Why Leadership Training Fails’ dug into how leadership training can often be a poor investment. HBR attributed this to an organisation’s structure and culture being a bottleneck for positive learning and training outcomes.

How did Ford manage their employee redundancy?

Discover what best-practice management of employee redundancy looks like.

This month the last Ford rolled off the production line in Australia.

While the powerful global brand isn’t disappearing altogether, nor its status as a significant employer of Australians, by this time next year there will be no automotive manufacturing left in Australia from any of the mainstream car companies.

Is your organisation losing half its revenue due to poor change management?

Start managing the human impact of change management and take control of the success of your organisations change initiatives.

I’m sure you’ve had the experience of sitting and listening to a new vision or strategy from the CEO. Sometimes these are a hit and you can’t wait to jump on the bus, but in some cases you can tell the impact of these changes on employees hasn’t been well considered.

Businesses need to be agile in order to remain relevant in today’s market. But this doesn’t mean overlooking the needs of employees during times of change. Without a strong roadmap to follow not only will any change initiatives struggle, but your organisation may even lose out on revenue!