2009 Talent Development Articles

December 03, 2009

The Benefits of Hi-Tech, Hi-Touch Mentoring

As a rule of thumb, every HR leader knows and employs the positive ROI rule when deciding on a new initiative. This rule is especially important when investing in talent management technology, which requires an additional cash outlay for the company and changes the way in which many HR administrator... More

November 17, 2009

6 Ways to Obtain ROI Using Our Outplacement Solution

EmploymentTalk™ - the leading online career transition solution, has helped many Outplacement and Career Management Firms cut costs and win new business. How can this easily configurable solution achieve this especially in today's challenging economic climate? Here are just a few examples: Gener... More

November 12, 2009

Want that dream job, Gen Y? Be different, be yourselves, but "be good" too

How should the members of Generation Y approach their careers and job search today? Should they push autonomy aside and let their Baby Boomer employers and managers mould them into professionals in their vision? Or should they march to their own drummers and leave employers to adapt to their behavio... More

October 12, 2009

Mentoring: Helping Leaders and Managers Grow and Develop

Speed vs. Effectiveness Growing leadership expertise in a short period of time within an organization is a continual challenge. The speed of projects and the need for innovation have increased to a point that organizations are moving people into positions of management and leadership at an ever-i... More

October 08, 2009

CEPEC Career Management providing Hi-Tech Hi-Touch Outplacement Services with EmploymentTalk

The Challenge Arup is a global firm of consulting engineers, designers, planners and project managers. During a recent restructuring, it made 140 of its London staff positions redundant. As an employer that has always gone the extra mile to “take care” of its staff from entry to exit, Arup has forge... More

July 06, 2009

Outplacement: The New Opportunity For Recruiters

Have you considered expanding into the outplacement market? This research-based article provides factual data from the most current prominent studies – outlining a compelling business opportunity for recruiters. Learn statistics about: outplacement industry growth/recruitment industry decline ... More

June 24, 2009

Outplacement Industry Forecast 2nd Half 2009

In November 2008 we prepared an in-depth research review of the outplacement market resulting in The Insala Outplacement Industry Forecast for 2009. As this research was well received, and world economies are continuing to struggle, we are providing an updated Outplacement Industry Forecast – 2nd H... More

June 23, 2009

The Importance of Qualifying and Properly Matching Mentors and Mentees

When an organization initiates a mentoring initiative, it is often so anxious to have individuals participate that it launches the initiative without establishing role-specific qualifications, or prudently assessing Mentor / Mentee quality. Ambiguous Mentor / Mentee criteria can pose several problem... More

June 12, 2009

How can we measure mentoring?

When measuring the success of a Mentoring initiative, the essential first step is to identify the business objectives that the initiative was created to accomplish. Once the objectives have been identified, the effectiveness of the initiative can be properly assessed. 2 examples of successful me... More

April 20, 2009

Mentoring in the Best of Times and the Worst of Times

No matter what shape the economy is in, how the industry is forecasted, or what is on the horizon for market demands, when it comes to identifying a just-in-time, time-efficient and cost effective way to develop people…it’s mentoring. If your organization is going through changes right now includ... More

January 27, 2009

Top 5 Talent Acquisition Tips for 2009

With one year ending and another beginning it is a time to reflect on the past and look to the future. I enjoyed reading Madelaine Laurano’s All Aboard blog and I have repositioned her predictions with regards to the UK market and realigned it with our business objectives. With this in mind, here a... More

January 16, 2009

Employee Redundancy tips on how to move forward.

Redundancy may often seem like a nightmare, but don’t despair, here are some top tips from Insala, which will help you cope: Do not panic – if you have been in employment for two continuous years you are more than likely eligible to redundancy pay. This will help keep you going while you find a ... More

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