Talent Management
When is a team a team and when is it a group?

When is a team a team and when is it a group?

Two recent events have reminded me about work I did almost twenty years ago about the differences between teams and groups (and even bigger ‘teams’ like communities and networks). I was coaching a young lady recently promoted to manager in one of my new clients in...

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Job grading, job profiles and job families

Job grading, job profiles and job families

I seem to have been involved with job grading, job evaluation, job promotion, whatever you want to call it, on and off for most of my professional life. And it keeps returning! I was lucky enough to be taught job evaluation at Shell (a version of the Hay Group system)...

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Learning Agility

Learning Agility

We have recently developed and used the concept of Learning Agility in the HR Consulting group, which reports to me in my current role, possibly for the first time in Kazakhstan in a Kazakh company. I had used Learning Agility a couple of times in previous companies,...

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Benchmarking talent management systems

Benchmarking talent management systems

I have recently been helping with a talent management project, as part of the Organisational Renewal Programme at the European Space Agency (ESA). One of the discussions has been about benchmarking and what other similar technological companies do, in regards to...

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