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Pointers: 2014 – Talent Trends

by Paddy Collins on April 16th, 2014

Talent management is emerging as an integrated ‘system’ where performance, coaching, career development, feedback, development planning, recognition, reward, HiPo assessment, recruiting, mobility and succession are knitted together – a set of blended and tailored practices.
The challenge this raises is the need for a far more consultative approach to HR than heretofore where these processes were [...]

Innovators: Edison, Ford, Smurfit

by Tom O'Connor on April 15th, 2014

Recent years have witnessed the emergence of a new generation of inventors – a truly amazing group of newly-minted web innovators.
Prominent examples are the respective founders of Facebook, Twitter & Paypal: Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Dorsey & Elon Musk.
This current web revolution recalls earlier mould-breaking times – including those standouts of history: the Renaissance,  the Discovery of [...]

Lessons From The Bridge Table

by Tom O'Connor on April 15th, 2014

The card games, Bridge & Whist, both consist of 13 tricks being contested by two pairs of individuals, with each pair trying to maximise the haul of tricks for their own side.
But Bridge comes with an added wrinkle: in advance of the card play per se, one pair contracts to make a certain number of [...]

Finally Arrived: Office For iPad

by Izabela Turek on April 14th, 2014

Well, Microsoft finally bowed to pressure – releasing an Office for iPad version on March 27th.
The full version costs €99.99 per annum – which buys you access across 5 PC’s & 5 tablets – as well as giving you an extra 20GB of cloud storage on Microsoft OneDrive (formerly known as SkyDrive).
Uploading/downloading to & from [...]