95% of HR leaders cited burnout as the main reason that their top talent is heading for the door. It’s no longer enough for businesses to think onboarding ends when a contract is signed, or that employees will find their own way in an organisational structure. HR needs to take centre stage in leading the Talent Management revival, through asking the difficult questions that every Board needs to hear.
Starbucks has opened an average of two new locations daily between 1987 and 2007, and with each new store comes new resourcing needs. How can the firm keep up with their ever-growing talent demands? Lisa Robbins, HR Director of the firm, talks talent management in a business that’s showing no signs of slowing down.
What makes a Chief People Officer any different from the rest of your c-suite? Catherine Lynch, CPO at Virgin Media, believes a CPO is in a unique juncture in the business – positioned not only to take a seat at the board table, but to lead it too. In the future, she says, all CEOs might have to come from a CPO background – what does that mean for HR?
The countdown to major global talent shortages has begun. As early as 2020, knowledge-intensive industries will struggle to find the twenty-first century skills on which their future depends. By 2030, the challenge will be so big that not even artificial intelligence or automation will be capable of bridging the widening gap. Korn Ferry has conducted research to quantify and solve for these future challenges and will unveil its latest findings.
Few companies can honestly say they exist to save and prolong lives – but for AstraZeneca, that’s all in a day’s work. Maggie Spong, Head of Talent Acquisition UK, will discuss how this FTSE100 company recruits and manages its crucial supply of top talent across its varied technical and specialist requirements.