Seren Trewavas: Everyone needs resilience, not just those in the spotlight

A study from earlier this month found that UK workers are among the most stressed in Europe as just 13% said they felt no stress and were ‘on top of their work’. The civil service also recently encouraged its workforce to undergo training to meet the ever-changing demands placed on modern day talent. Here at…

Seren Trewavas: Underdeveloped talent pipelines could expose companies to unnecessary risk

As HR professionals will be well aware, development and retention of key talent is a business imperative. There are many examples of companies that have been left vulnerable by the loss of critical talent. Feeding and growing the Talent Pipeline is an obvious step to take in order to mitigate the risks of this kind…

Seren Trewavas: Developing middle managers – The key to closing the gap between company rhetoric and reality

According to a recent study carried out by Sheffield Business School, more than 90% of senior leaders see middle managers as critical for identifying, encouraging and supporting the development of future talent. Closing the learning gap: From chief executive vision to middle management reality also found that senior decision makers believe mid-level executives should have…

Seren Trewavas: What can you learn from Google when it comes to assessing talent?

Google is well known for its tough interview process involving complicated brainteasers. And if you watch the new film The Internship, you’ll see Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson trying to work out how to get out of a blender during their video interview for the corporation. Of course, in the film, this scene provides real…