Category: Talent Management

Engaged Employees Create Successful Companies


  Failing to engage employees in the workplace wreaks havoc in the office creating an environment ripe for bad behaviour that erodes trust among employees. It boils down to human nature. When employees feel that their basic survival is threatened, you bring out the worse in them. As social creatures, humans gain a sense of belonging and security

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Battle for Growth: Human Capital Development Strategies


Elon Musk is a master problem solver, a tremendous innovator and a master of human capital development evident in the breakthrough companies he has built and ideas he has brought to market. I admire Elon Musk’s commitment to tackling a myriad of society’s challenges and his pro. He continues to break through boundaries as an entrepreneur in his drive

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The Talent Wars: How to Keep Your Unicorns


  The talent wars have begun. While global unemployment may be hovering around 10%, there is a real shortage of qualified candidates for many open positions. Poaching talent has become commonplace in today’s market, and the average employee turnover rate is predicted to rise from 20.6% to 23.4% by 2018. It’s hard enough to source and hire talent

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Effective Management Strategies for a Global Workforce


  One of the big challenges I am observing in organisations is effectively managing global workforce with its rich diversity and cultural nuances. I had a situation with a San Francisco client where had I not coached him to understand the different nuances between American culture and language in comparison to his new European employer, the job

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Caging the Unicorn: Talent Retention and Engagement


A widespread workplace revolution-taking place in Silicon Valley that is rippling across SV North, Silicon Beach and slowly traversing into other start-up and tech environment is what I call ‘The Caging of the Unicorn’ or professionally termed as upping the ante: Using the science of the brain and big data for talent rentention. These employees are

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Strategies to Mitigate Employee Burnout


  I see employee burnout all the time. It’s not a new phenomenon in the tech industry. It’s often pushed to the side and hushed up, but addiction and burnout are a big problem for a lot of otherwise high-performing technology workers. I would estimate 1 out of every 20 coaching candidates that comes to FORWARD have hit rock bottom as a direct

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Why Organisations Need to Fully Buy into Talent Before Hiring


  Recently, FORWARD was in the process of placing a fantastic developer only to realise the entire team had not yet bought into bringing this particular talent on board. They were not yet clear on what they needed from a developer to fill the position because of other factors weighing in on the role. I decided to stall the process and make the

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