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Talent

What's Happening? - Talent

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Please see below selected recent intelligence about talent. Thiis is a synthesis of major recent developments at competitors, business schools, thinktanks, media, commentators, and other key influencers.

 

June 2016

 

 

  • Three-quarters of corporate directors say they face a critical challenge aligning board talent with the company's long-term strategy, and three in five want more diversity and viewpoints on the board, according to a global survey by KPMG's Board Leadership Center. Survey respondents also identified significant barriers to refining the board's makeup, with issues ranging from the right mix of skills and overcoming "status quo" thinking to lack of formal succession plans.  

 

 

What Happened? - Talent

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Please see below pre-2016 recent intelligence about talent. Thiis is a synthesis of major recent developments at competitors, business schools, thinktanks, media, commentators, and other key influencers.

 

November 2015

 

  • In Winning the talent war: Critical success factors for consulting firms, Sourceforconsulting interviewed more than 100 job-hunting consultants and found that a huge 70% of them rate firms’ culture as one of the most important factors in choosing their next employer. While it’s not surprising that culture is important people want to like their company and their co-workers - Source was a bit surprised by just how much more important culture is relative to everything else. The second-placed factor - a good career path within the firm- was a top concern for only 55% of candidates, and money was primary factor only 54% of the time.

 

  • Consulting’s eternal war for talent has only intensified of late, found Sourceforconsulting, as rapid growth in some large markets and a need to recruit for digital skills has left many firms feeling short staffed.But perhaps the more daunting challenge comes from new sources of talent competition: whereas firms previously competed primarily among themselves and with investment banks to win the brightest recruits, they’re now facing a challenge from tech companies and start-ups, which many job seekers consider more exciting and possibly less brutal places to work.

 

In The Search for Hidden Talent Treasures, strategy+business warned that organisations looking for outside talent pay an extraordinary amount of attention to resumes. HR pores over job descriptions looking for the right words to craft compelling recruitments ads. Applicants fret as they hone their cover letters to reflect what they think the company wants. Hiring managers scour applicants’ CVs for indicators of the right skills and experience, but, too often, this is all forgotten once the hire is made.

 

 

 

Leadership Insights

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Please see below selected recent intelligence about leadership. This is a synthesis of major recent developments at competitors, business schools, thinktanks, media, commentators, and other key influencers.

 

June 2016

 

 

  • What of the leaders of tomorrow, asked PwC? How do they see these global trends, and do they have the same priorities as previous generations? We decided to answer some of these questions by undertaking a parallel survey with over 200 young leaders from AIESEC, looking at ttwo groups - CEOs and young leaders - side by side, exploring where they agree and differ, the implications for companies looking to attract the best young talent, and what today’s CEOs can learn from those who are most likely to succeed them. Explore the Tomorrow's leaders today findings on the website, including a 2-pager featuring the key findings in infographics.

 

 

 

On Talent In Business

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Please see below selected recent intelligence about talent. Please contact Dominic Kelleher with any questions.  

 

June 2015

 

 

 

 

 

Quote 2938

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There is nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself - Johann Sebastian Bach

Quote 2937

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Every gift has been heaped on his cradle: absolute sanity and the deepest sensibility, the clearest vision and the quickest responsiveness, penetrating insight and unfailing generosity of judgement, an exquisite perception of the world and an unerring instinct for the significant, for the essential in the life of men and women, the clearest mind, the warmest heart, the largest sympathy - and all that in perfect measure. There's enough there to ruin the prospects of any writer - Conrad on Turgenev http://www.bryanappleyard.com/blog/2008/09/conrad-on-turgenev.php

Quote 2794

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When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, I used everything you gave me - Erma Louise Bombeck, American author, humourist

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There is nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself - Johann Sebastian Bach

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The unskilled blacksmith blames the iron - Aligieri Dante