Talent Management in the Downturn
For organisations to be fit for the future they need to be fit for human beings according to Gary Hamel. We agree with his statement and in this article we consider some of the most pressing talent management challenges facing senior leaders and HR professionals as we emerge from the downturn.
Key points include:
- The down turn is not just economic its psychological and emotional. Employees are tired and need help to reignite their passion, productivity and creativity.
- Talent management approaches must help employees to find meaning at work. Leaders need to be able to convey the true spirit of their organisation and how its purpose goes beyond making money to also making a difference.
- Translating external customer expectations into internal behaviours attunes the workforce to the needs of the market and leads to an informed employee voice.
- To future proof their organisation leaders need to embrace what it means to be human and balance this with the needs of the business.