This article was first published online at http://hqasia.org/ With CEOs from across the world rating human capital challenges as a top business priority for several consecutive years now[i], perhaps it’s time to acknowledge the emergence of the Talent Economy[ii]? In the Talent Economy, an organisation’s ability to excel at human capital practices becomes a leading competitive advantage, which drives innovation and
A highly engaged team performs better, doesn’t it? For so many people the question mark at the end of that sentence seems inappropriate. So much energy has been spent building business cases and talking to leaders about this, that confronting it as a question rather than a statement seems risky. But as the HR profession has started to challenge its
When you talk about Employee Engagement, are you using the word “Engagement” as an adjective or a verb? Perhaps you’ll say that you use it as both at the same time? This might seem like a facetious question but it’s important. When we use the term interchangeably we underestimate the fundamental differences between the two definitions, which influences how we
This article first appeared on Human Resources Online We often consider the best leaders to be those who are inquisitive; they come up with ideas, ask lots of questions and dig into the details. We might think of this person as someone who has a dominant personality, who isn’t afraid to make tough decisions and who would be described as “ambitious”, “driven” and
Right now we’re seeing a surge in on-demand pulse surveys in many organisations. Improvements in technology have dramatically lowered the bar for collecting employee feedback and reporting it back to managers. We are really excited about these innovations and huge advocates for ensuring a regular cadence of employee feedback. However, we are also very thoughtful about their implications. The reason
Originally posted by Organisation Solutions Pte Ltd. In 2011, a group of economists from Stanford University in the USA conducted a study into how individual managers impact the productivity of teams. They accessed more than 5.5 million transactions from a data processing company to analyse how supervisors across more than 23,000 employees influenced group performance. Looking at the data they
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” I wish I could take responsibility for saying that but the truth is that it’s a very well documented idea that is credited to Aristotle more than 2,000 years ago. Admittedly, he probably didn’t write it exactly like that because he was in ancient Greece.