Lewis Garrad


Three ways HR technology will fundamentally reshape careers, jobs and work

Originally posted here on LinkedIn by Lewis Garrad, Employee Research and Engagement, Growth Markets. It seems very fashionable to make predictions about the future, even though the evidence suggests that most people are rather bad at it. Much of what is written about it is either obvious or complete guesswork. Given that, I thought I would take a stab at

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Three Keys to Engage and Motivate Your Gig Workers

(Spoiler alert: Treat them like customers!) Originally posted on LinkedIn by Lewis Garrad and Susan Haberman, Mercer We can now sell our skilled services to someone who wants to use them via online communities, at the click of a button. The overlap between the skills we have (our product), the ease of sharing online (the marketplace), and the transparency of

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If You Want to Motivate Employees, Stop Trusting Your Instincts

Originally published in The Harvard Business Review on February 8, 2017. By: Lewis Garrad and Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic Few topics have received more attention in talent management than motivation, defined as the deliberate attempt to influence employees’ behaviors with the goal of enhancing their performance, and in turn their organizational effectiveness. Indeed, other than talent, motivation is the key driver of

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Engaging High Potential Employees – It’s Not As Simple As It Sounds

Originally posted on the Hogan Assessments Blog on January 25, 2017 Coaching high potential employees to find impact, challenge and meaningful relationships at work can help create stronger motivation, commitment, and retention. If identifying high potential employees is the most important talent management challenge that companies face, it’s arguable that creating a compelling career for high potentials comes in at

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Three Talent Tech Tools to Help You with Your Career

While so much media has been focused on how technology is going to automate jobs and replace us all with robots, much less attention is being given to the emerging Talent Tech industry. In fact, there is a good argument that using technology to help us understand our talent and potential is really the most noble and humanitarian of causes;

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The Four Organisational Barriers That Inhibit Innovation

Originally posted on HQ Asia. Few business issues concern organisations more than innovation and creativity. Organisations which fail to innovate effectively eventually wither and fade. While many leaders espouse a strong innovation agenda, it’s common to find widespread dissatisfaction with the pace of progress. Surveys of CEO suggest that many leaders believe human capital is one of the biggest barriers

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The Dark Side of High Employee Engagement

Originally Published in The Harvard Business Review, August 16, 2016 By: Lewis Garrad, Employee Research and Engagement, Business Segment Leader – Growth Markets, Mercer-Sirota and Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, CEO of Hogan Assessment Systems, a Professor of Business Psychology at University College London, and a faculty member at Columbia University Although employee engagement has become something of an HR fad, it would

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