Dual-Career Couples Are Forcing Firms to Rethink Talent Management

Harvard Business

Jennifer Petriglieri, an assistant professor of organizational behavior at INSEAD, asks company leaders to consider whether they really need to relocate their high-potential employees or make them travel so much. And if workers can’t set boundaries around mobility and flexibility, she argues, firms lose out on talent. Petriglieri is the author of the HBR article “ Talent Management and the Dual-Career Couple.” Talent management Work-life balance Audio

The 6 Million Euro Man (or Woman): Sourcing Superior Talent

Confessions of a Consultant

We were tasked with developing a systematic method (that they could continually reuse) to select high-end talent. External Hiring: Most organisations understand that it’s critically important to attract and retain the best available talent.

Just How Bad Is Business Travel for Your Health? Here’s the Data.

Harvard Business

I went with the pizza, but my lack of choices was annoying — so much so that, when I got home, I started looking into the data on health and travel for work. According to the Global Business Travel Association and American Express , Americans took more than 500 million domestic business trips in 2016. To investigate the link between business travel and chronic disease conditions, my colleagues and I turned to de-identified electronic medical record data from EHE, Inc.,

My Tour of L.A.’s Emergency Operations Center – So Cool!

Melissa Agnes

We got a personal guided tour by the very generous, passionate and talented Erik Scott , who is one of the department’s Public Information Officers. Speaking and Travel Fun Last week, while I was in L.A.

Is More Effective Training the Answer?

LSA Global

Blog Attract Top Talent Differentiated Talent Employee RetentionMore Effective Training Creates More Effective Performance. Recently there has been a spotlight on Capitol Hill over TSA’s abysmal record at spotting weapons as they pass through airport security.

Conversation with A.T. Kearney

Tom Spencer

I recently had the good fortune to communicate with Anne Burley, Director or Regional Talent Acquisition for Asia Pacific at A.T. Kearney’s travel model? Kearney: Consultants generally travel to their clients from Monday to Thursday, returning to their home office on Fridays. Kearney Anne Burley consulting consulting firms Director or Regional Talent Acquisition

My Tour of L.A.’s Emergency Operations Center – So Cool!

Melissa Agnes

We got a personal guided tour by the very generous, passionate and talented Erik Scott , who is one of the department’s Public Information Officers. Melissa's Speaking and Travel FunLast week, while I was in L.A.

Picking Among Consulting Offers

Tom Spencer

Travel. Although consulting is traditionally thought of traveling Monday to Thursday, that does not always have to be the case. Some firms are a mix of both whereby each office has teams that travel regularly and teams that don’t as they have a mix of clients. Talent Management.

What the Best Cross-Cultural Managers Have in Common

Harvard Business

Where can they find such talent? Did the person travel there, live and work alone there, or manage a team and family there? Cross-cultural management Developing employees Talent management Digital Article

In the Workplace of the NFL, the Players Hold the Upper Hand

Harvard Business

Moldoveanu: “ Capital Versus Talent: The Battle That’s Reshaping Business. This force was the uniquely talented individual, without whom business could not operate. The difference between labor and talent is that labor has skills that are largely interchangeable, while talent has unique training and experience and is indispensable. But that is the new world of talent management. Labor Talent management Sports Digital Article

The Most Attractive Cities to Move to for Work

Harvard Business

Despite the current political headwinds blowing against globalization, companies continue to recruit talent from around the world and talented people continue to want overseas work experience. For firms, it’s become imperative to look beyond geographic borders to attract and retain top talent. Seventy-seven percent also agree or strongly agree that they move talent to where they need it. International business Talent management Digital Article

Going Traditional or Going Agile

SkillQuo

This is a necessity so that clients can pay for not only the consultant’s time, but also for overhead, SGA expenses, and weekly travel and hotel stay for the consultant’s on-site requirements. Same Talent, Better Value.

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How We Closed the Gap Between Men’s and Women’s Retention Rates

Harvard Business

use travel time to connect with team members and establish an open-door policy). BCG recognized that many talented leaders, particularly women, have strong communication skills that differ from the dominant style. ’” Reflecting on our five-year journey and the results we have achieved, we recommend three actions for any company in which talent management defines competitive advantage: Embed apprenticeship into the delivery of core products and services.

Case Study: Should You Rehire Someone Who Left for a Competitor?

Harvard Business

The talent market was so tight that strong employees were often poached from small companies by bigger-name, more successful ones. “He abandoned you for more money and travel, without thinking twice about Green Horizon’s mission or your friendship. “This city is full of talented, competent people. It was amazing how quickly gossip traveled in their business. “Boomerang talent. Talent management Managing people Hiring Digital Article

The commercial case for gender diversity in professional services

The Source

Women talked of their careers going on ice should they work part time, or being seen as less dedicated than others if they dare to leave their desk on time or refuse to travel.

Heresy in HR

Henman Performance Executive

The week before Christmas I traveled to icy temperatures to meet Dean and evaluate him. Talent like Dean doesn’t walk the streets, apply online, or remain on the market very long. Succession Planning Talent Management Last month a CEO client contacted me to evaluate Dean, an executive who had come to him through a referral from a trusted source.

The Growth of the Consulting Industry in the Nordics

QEmploy

The Nordic consulting industry is experiencing challenges when it comes to a talent gap being created. Due to this talent gap, consulting firms in the Nordics are moving abroad to scout consultants in other countries. This also reinforces the point of the talent gap.

The H-1B Visa Debate, Explained

Harvard Business

Being able to recruit globally is supposed to help tech powerhouses like Facebook and Amazon find the talent they need. This difference in pay gets at one of the main criticisms of the H-1B program: Rather than bringing the world’s “best and brightest” talent into the country to work alongside Americans, the system appears to be bringing in cheaper foreign labor that can hurt American workers’ employment and income prospects.

How to Improve the Engagement and Retention of Young Hourly Workers

Harvard Business

HMSHost , the largest provider of food and beverage services for travelers in North America, piloted its Engagement Training Program to help frontline managers provide authentic recognition to its employees, listen and solve problems, and deliver specific, actionable feedback to their teams. This Way Ahead is an effective talent strategy for Gap Inc. Managing people Talent management Digital ArticleVANDAL Photography/Getty Images.

Oliver Wyman Careers

CaseInterview.com

Travel. Whether or not you view travel as an opportunity depends upon your personal preferences. Either way, Oliver Wyman's global approach tends to result in more international travel than firms with a local staffing model (e.g. Talent Programs.

How Diligent Biz Dev Led to a Six-Figure Consulting Project

Successful Independent Consulting

It’s an 11-month project for one consultant: $320k in consulting fees and another $100k for travel expenses. Of course, let me know if you ever need any consulting talent. “ Home Run - Nationals Park ” © Gareth Milner, Creative Commons license.

The Paths of Consultancy

Tom Spencer

Daryl Morey took the path less travelled, the path that began with academia and consultancy. Through sheer desire (and a strong talent for analytics), he achieved a top spot in an industry with no room for the gangly and physically lacking among us.

What We Learned from Improving Diversity Rates at Pinterest

Harvard Business

With over 175 million active users worldwide, Pinterest thrives on providing users with relevant ideas: what to wear, what to cook, how to furnish your home, and where to travel. By the end of that year, we had hit or exceeded most of our goals , improving hiring rates of underrepresented engineers from 1 to 9% and increasing underrepresented talent from 7% to 12% in other roles. Diversity Talent management Personnel policies Digital ArticleJuan Díaz-Faes for HBR.

Why Consulting: The 2019 Ultimate Guide

QEmploy

A great possibility to travel. It is not unusual that consultants will travel to other countries to work on projects. At the same time, by creating your profile, you get your skills and talent exposed to companies that need your expertise. Why consulting?

Accenture Careers

CaseInterview.com

The Products Operating Group concentrates on Air Freight & Travel Service, Automotive, Consumer Goods & Services, Industrial Equipment, Infrastructure & Transportation Services, Life Sciences, and Retail. Talent and Organization Performance.

How to Find the Grit Passion for Winning at Business and Life: Interview with Dave Saliaris

Consulting Matters

I worked in a company for a long period of time, over 30 years, in various roles so it was like I had moved through various different jobs; traveled all over the world at a very high level position of a global vice president role; 250 people globally working for me, those kind of things.

Diversify and Create Multiple Income Streams as a Consultant with Dorie Clark: Podcast #11

Consulting Success

Dorie is passionate about helping entrepreneurs and talented professionals get their true talents noticed, appreciated, and recognized, in today’s noisy marketplace. Multiply and protect your income streams by expanding your skills, expertise, and presence in the consulting world.

‘Uberization’ of consulting: A major disruption or merely hype?

Tom Spencer

This has promoted the use of virtual meeting spaces which are quickly eliminating the need for big fancy meeting rooms and the high costs associated with business travel. Globalization and increased connectivity have enabled easy access to talented professionals around the world.

The Future of Management (Part 2/3)

Tom Spencer

Similar to the way you continue to switch up your workout program to strengthen a new muscle group, or travel to a new country to expand your worldview (both positive examples of change), employees and clients can largely benefit from change.

The Future of Management (Part 2/3)

Tom Spencer

Similar to the way you continue to switch up your workout program to strengthen a new muscle group, or travel to a new country to expand your worldview (both positive examples of change), employees and clients can largely benefit from change.

How to Find the Grit Passion for Winning at Business and Life: Interview with Dave Saliaris

Consulting Matters

I worked in a company for a long period of time, over 30 years, in various roles so it was like I had moved through various different jobs; traveled all over the world at a very high level position of a global vice president role; 250 people globally working for me, those kind of things.

Managing your Weaknesses

CaseInterview.com

Since broadband, streaming video, and video conferencing were not yet widely available, I concluded that in order for me to get customers or clients without traveling was to learn how to communicate with the Internet in writing. Let’s say you’re a talented software developer with a goal of being Chief Technology Officer. When it comes to managing your career, you need to be aware of your own weaknesses. A weakness that’s known can be worked around.

Here – Kitty, Kitty: Tell me what you are great at!

Confessions of a Consultant

He’d travelled to the venue in a large camper van – which just happened to have a ‘half-door’ – similar to an old farmhouse you’d see in rural Ireland. But you can travel on 10,000 miles and still stay where you are”.

Managing the very small business

Seth Godin Blog

The pitfall: Sometimes talented equals forget that the key to their job is coordination, which often means letting someone else lead. And sometimes talented people come to believe that being a prima donna makes one more talented.

Top Consulting Firms

CaseInterview.com

However, they tend to have an intense lifestyle with lots of travel, face-to-face engagements, and long hours as a result. If you are interested in a career with a lot of travel, this could be a good place for you. Career progression is linear, with a focus on developing young talent.

6 Skills for Consulting Success

Tom Spencer

Being concise (synthesizing complex information and presenting it in a simplified form) and at the same time having the ability to dig deep into each aspect, if need be, is one of those talents that helps a consultant succeed. The attributes that cannot be acquired and are mandatory for consulting are enthusiasm for the work, love for travel, and the willingness to accept long work-hours. Having a successful career in consulting requires sustained motivation.

Why Consulting?

Tom Spencer

First and foremost I want to address the myth that all high achieving students have about consulting, “You need talent to be a consultant!”.