If You Want to Leave a Legacy, Start Now

Last week, as Bill Gates watched the company he founded come to the end of a clumsy, inarticulate search for a new CEO, he stepped back in to the frontline, wagering that his personal presence can help revive its momentum. This isn’t an uncommon pattern. In 2000, Howard Schultz stepped down as CEO of Starbucks […]

Are Performance Appraisals Doomed?

    During the last year there has been a tsunami of interest among HR managers to revamp, redesign, or eliminate the performance appraisal process. And for good reason: our research shows that more than 70% of all organizations dislike the process they have and I have yet to talk with an employee or manager […]

Are You Considering a Career in Management Consulting?

Management consulting is steadily becoming a popular career choice for all types of individuals. It’s also a very difficult industry to get into. From the outside, the news and media will tell you that consulting firms are expanding, which means that there are vacant positions to fill for career-hungry individuals. Yet from the inside, recruiters […]

10 Predictions for HR, Learning, Talent and HR Technology in 2014

2014 will be an exciting and challenging year for HR, learning, and talent professionals. In summary, this is a year businesses will find it increasingly difficult to attract, retain, and develop their people. Passion, engagement, development, and innovation are key. Global economic growth will create a new level of competition for people. HR organizations will […]

Transparent Leadership – “Open Salaries”

This is an exciting Concept published by Buffer (Bufferapp.com).  How many organisations big or small are ready for this level of tranparency? What is “Open Salaries”? At Buffer, we have the concept of “Open Salaries”. We have a simple formula to calculate salaries and we share this with the whole team. One of the highest […]

Why We No Longer Need HR Departments

The time has come for HR (Human Resources) departments to call it a day. HR departments often portray themselves as a valued business partner for management and staff alike. However, how can anyone take a department seriously that refers to people as ‘resources’? Nothing matters more to companies than the people who work there. Companies […]

Lumesse announces TalentLink 13.2 to streamline the recruiting process and improve time to hire

  London, 31 October 2013 – At HR Tech Europe 2013 , Lumesse , a global leader in integrated talent management solutions, announced TalentLink 13.2, a new release of its SaaS talent acquisition and talent management platform.   This release includes improved contract and document management features to simplify the lives of hire managers and […]

The Generation Game

Understanding workplace generation gaps For organisations seeking to be market leaders, the ability to attract, develop, and retain talent has become a major factor in their capital investments, business strategies, and organisational growth. To be successful, one strategic management issue that organisations must address is the impact of increasing numbers and differences between generations in the […]

Lumesse TalentLink 12 delivers industry’s clearest roadmap

London – 28 February 2012 – Lumesse , Europe’s largest independent talent management solutions company, has released the most extensive upgrade to date of Lumesse TalentLink , its SaaS talent management system. This new version, Lumesse TalentLink 12, available immediately, offers the clearest roadmap to a new generation of socially-focused, fully unified talent management solutions designed to drive universal user adoption, […]

I’m the Boss! Why Should I Care If You Like Me?

  by Jack Zenger and Joseph Folkman  |  10:00 AM May 2, 2013 Many people assume that it’s possible for a person to be an effective leader without being likable. That is technically true, but you may not like the odds. In a study of 51,836 leaders, we found just 27 who were rated at the bottom quartile in […]