Tags: talent management

Despite the recession, over two thirds of employers are planning to offer pay rises this year in a bid to retain talent. That is according to research conducted by talent management firm Ochre House, which revealed that 67 per cent of firms questioned were going to be incentivising staff with monetary gains. The survey also…

Employers could hold off making redundancies and avoid having to re-recruit employees by instead offering staff reduced hours and paid leave. That is according to accounting and consultancy firm KPMG, which has said that it wants to keep hold of its “talented people” by putting “contingency” plans in place. By offering staff a shortened four-day…

A new survey has revealed that the number one priority for human resources (HR) departments within organisations is to retain employees. Taleo Corporation, a talent management solutions firm, has said that it is imperative that firms “identify and retain top talent” in order to remain competitive as the economy downturn continues. The research also revealed…

New management candidates should be found internally before the company starts looking at external sources, it has been advised. Managing director of recruitment consultancy Stark Brooks Sally Toumi claimed that firms could benefit from using more staff development and internal promotion, rather than bringing in new people from outside. She explained that many businesses used…

Professor William Scott-Jackson, Director, Centre for Applied HR Research, Oxford Brookes University Business School argues that effective talent management requires a clear understanding of the organisation’s strategic priorities

Companies now have tools available to them to measure how engaged their workforce is, one firm has suggested. According to research conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers, once businesses have established how happy their workforce is, they can make improvements and boost performance. Entitled Managing People in a Changing World, the report examines how organisations can plot the…

Negative working atmospheres created by bosses are costing companies in the UK, it has been claimed. According to research produced by the Hay Group, the issue is costing the financial services industry alone in the region of £8.5 billion a year in lost profits. The findings were based on a gap analysis of more than…

A capability management software company is currently involved in research aimed at addressing what talent management means to firms. InfoBasis has launched a six-month project looking at talent management practices among UK organisations. The ultimate goal of the study is to determine a set of good practice guidelines concerning the issue. Through interviews with businesses…