The Benefit of Time in a Time-Challenged World

Author: Kate Bravery, Partner in Mercer’s Career Business and Global Practice Solutions Leader Originally published on LinkedIn, April 4, 2017 The Benefit of Time in a Time-Challenged World Many of us have personally experienced working over weekends or holidays, or have pulled all-nighters to complete a project on time. For better or for worse, technology allows us to work at

Read more


The “Change Agile” Organization: Growth Through Employee Empowerment

By: Ilya Bonic, President of Mercer’s Career Business This article originally appeared on Brink News, on March 29, 2017. Disruption rules the world of work these days, as technology and demography transform the business models of organizations. For decades, organizations have been fighting the war for talent — yet they’ve taken an incremental, evolutionary approach in the face of revolutionary

Read more


Being a Fair and Responsible Leader Requires More than Good Intentions

Originally posted in HQAsia February 27, 2017 Many leaders will have been to enough development courses to know that fairness and responsibility are the basic building blocks of leadership integrity and trust*. Indeed, the importance of these issues is made most clear in situations when they are absent. If you think of the impact of the 2007 financial crisis or

Read more


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

Read more


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

Read more


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;

Read more


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

Read more