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Is Talent Acquisition the same as Recruitment?*

by Paddy Collins on March 20th, 2013

Talent Acquisition can be defined as “a strategic approach to identifying, attracting and bringing on board talented people to meet changing business needs”. Recruiting is a subset of Talent Acquisition incorporating sourcing, interviewing, selecting and hiring new staff; however Talent Acquisition is a much broader concept as it includes other strategic ‘corporate’ elements such as: […]

Coaching like a Chaplain

by Tom O'Connor on March 19th, 2013

Army chaplains serve an intriguing role – as friends, counsellors and allies to the regular troops.  Many are honoured in history for acts of immense bravery and gallantry; none more so than the 4 ministers on board the Dorchester troop carrier that was sank in the North Atlantic in 1943. All four were last seen […]

How to fast-track a HiPo

by Tom O'Connor on March 19th, 2013

High potential individuals (HiPo’s),  can be found in any section/team in an organisation. These are the individuals whose contributions are often a multiple of their run-of-the-mill fellow workers. They constitute a distinct subcategory of any succession planning programme – ie. those  2-5% of the workforce, deemed promotable by 2 levels within a 4 year timeframe. […]

Watch That Birdie

by Izabela Turek on March 15th, 2013

The smartphone’s camera has opened the way to many new productivity apps. Some of the more useful examples include: Shoeboxed This bills itself as one’s fulltime filing assistant. Its basic feature acts as a business card reader –  extracting the contact details for importation into one’s Address Book and other databases (eg. Salesforce,  Constant Contact, […]

White Smoke Meetings

by Tom O'Connor on March 15th, 2013

This week’s Papal election carries some important decision-making lessons. In essence, the job of the conclave was to make a choice between the 115 Cardinals present – any of whom, in theory, could have been chosen. No doubt, the range & diversity of candidates made for deep deliberation. Yet, the whole thing was done and dusted […]