Zircon Presenting at the ABP Conference 2012

May 4th, 2012 by Sarah Green Leave a reply »

Zircon have recently conducted a piece research on Talent Management in which the findings will be presented by Dr. Amanda Potter at the Association of Business Psychologists Annual Conference, Bedfordshire, 11 May 2012. http://theabp.org.uk/conference/abp_conference_2012/>

Dr. Amanda Potter wanted to explore the reasons why Global Business Leaders are in the dark when it comes to understanding what “talent” looks like. New research by business psychologists found that human resources professionals and business leaders do not work closely on communication of talent management strategies.

The 2012 research was conducted with 150 senior HR, talent and business leaders from 85 international organisations. The research sought to understand how organisations approach talent management and found that only 50 percent of organisations have a clear definition of “talent” or a clear talent management strategy.

Dr Amanda Potter said: “In this economy it is harder than ever to retain talent. Combined with ever reducing budgets, organisations need to ensure they remain competitive. To achieve this they need to believe that investing in their talent pool is critical to achieving the aspirations of the company.

‘Organisations need to develop a clear talent management strategy and communicate this consistently to the Business Leaders, who ultimately drive business success. To achieve this challenge, organisations need to prove the financial return of investing in talent to secure funding for the future.”

Whilst many organisations lack of a clear talent management strategy or definition of talent, leaders agree that they need to increase their focus on talent management over the next three years in order to remain competitive. Dr Potter will discuss the challenges of this, as well as other key findings such as role of capability models, market drivers and Leader resilience, when presenting at the ABP conference.

For further information please contact: Dr Amanda Potter 01737 555 862. amanda.potter@zircon-mc.co.uk Reference: Talent Management. Copyright © 2012 Zircon Management Consulting Limited. All rights reserved.

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