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Published on November 9th, 2016 | by Jane Chesters

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Talent management: what can we learn from the Olympic ‘Atlanta debacle?’

Organisational leaders could learn a lot from the way Team GB reacted to the disaster of Atlanta.
Ensuring you have the right talent to build, sustain and respond to the changing world around you starts with clarity of purpose.

It then requires the ability to focus effort where and when it matters most.

Trying to shave a few pounds off the HR budget – rather than focusing on the productivity benefits of more effective people management – doesn’t get you very far.
We recently undertook a study on business agility – you can download the full report here – which was based on in-depth interviews and survey with senior HR professionals at thirty large organisations.

The majority of organisations had HR functions of over 100 staff, an average of more than 100,000 employees – with the largest employing almost 400,000 people.

In total, the organisations taking part in the research represented approximately 3,000,000 employees.

Read this full article in HRZone…


About the Author

Jane is one of our founder partners, and leads our strategy and services practice.

Jane has spent the last 20 years in and around the HR function – both in-house and as a consultant. Her client list reads like a who’s who of household UK names: from Sky and M&S in the private sector to Her Majesty’s Prison Service and Thames Valley Police. Jane leads teams to help our clients formulate and assess people strategies, then makes sure they’re set up to deliver them. So they know where they want to go, and how they’re going to get there.



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