Talent Management

Talent management is at the top of business agendas around the world. If they are to compete in global markets, organisations must recruit, retain and develop the best talent, often in fields where there are skills shortages. To do this successfully, they must fulfil the career aspirations of different generations of the workforce, from Millennials and Generation Y to Generation X and Baby Boomers, while ensuring they meet key business objectives, such as succession planning. Read more

Talent mobility – the movement of talent across an organisation’s departments, divisions and locations – plays an increasingly important part in global businesses’ talent management strategies. International assignments and relocations may both form part of a corporate talent mobility programme.

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With contributions from experts, this section provides HR and talent managers, whether or not they are managing international assignments and global mobility, with the news, articles, tools and advice they need to keep up with the latest developments in talent management and formulate effective talent management solutions. It covers both policy and practice across a host of topics, including skills strategies, recruitment, and training and development, from career and leadership planning for graduate recruits and interns to developing women leaders and senior managers. Insights from the latest global mobility surveys are also featured.

See also our International Assignments, Human Resources, and Talent Management sections. For details of organisations in the global mobility industry that provide international assignment and recruitment services, as well as destination services providers and relocation management companies, see our Directory. Keep informed by subscribing to our newsletters and other publications.

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Latest Talent Management News

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Spending review: business backs infrastructure plan

Business leaders have broadly welcomed the year-long Spending Review announced by the UK government on Wednesday, particularly a renewed emphasis - and more spending - on infrastructure projects.

Recruitment

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Manufacturing 'badly needs more tech skills'

More than nine out of 10 UK manufacturing companies have benefited from the adoption of new technology during the current pandemic, according to a new report.
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UK tech sees sudden surge in vacancies

The UK is seeing an unexpected surge in vacancies in the tech jobs market after a "bumpy", pandemic-hit summer, according to a new survey.
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Pandemic toll on jobs rises, but so do vacancies

In common with every other Western economy, unemployment in the UK continues to climb inexorably on the back of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to official data published on Tuesday.

Learning & Development

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The Making of Us: Why schools matter and the single sex or co-ed debate

Ahead of Wednesday’s webinar with leading educator and author, Clarissa Farr, former High Mistress of St Paul’s Girls’ School, we untangle what matters to parents choosing a school and what to look for.
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Manufacturing 'badly needs more tech skills'

More than nine out of 10 UK manufacturing companies have benefited from the adoption of new technology during the current pandemic, according to a new report.
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Home working proves a hit with directors

It seems coronavirus will have a lasting impact on UK employers with almost three-quarters of company bosses saying they would retain some form of home working once the pandemic has passed.

Surveys

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Homeworking 'more or as productive' finds new CIPD research

New research by the CIPD shows the shift to homeworking over the pandemic has been a positive experience for most employers. Work-life balance, collaboration and focus have all improved.
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Video Call Fatigue Amounts to 862 Million Unproductive Businesses Hours

Connected Brits admit to spending hours getting ready for work-related video calls during lockdown and struggling to get back into the zone once the call is over, leading to millions of hours of ‘wasted’ work time since lockdown.
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‘Resilience triples with well-rounded wellbeing support’

The workplace Return, Reset or Reboot demands agility and resilience. Yet a new survey by Aon suggests only 30% of employees feel resilient, highlighting a need for employers to re-examine people risk.

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From awkward to meaningful conversations: Coaching for tomorrow

Last Thursday’s Academy of Executive Coaching panel debate at the Royal Society offered insight on the transformational skills we need for change and how best to prepare for tomorrow.
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