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career development

21
Jun

4 Realistic Retention Strategies for HR

The retention of talent is the number one challenge for so many HR professionals right now. Here, I share four strategies to help you address your talent retention challenges. Managing the “I want it now” population – It is important to be realistic about how long you expect talent to stay. If you are hiring…
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2
Oct

Time to Revise our Thinking about Education & Careers

It’s September and back to school season. Every household with school going kids are now firmly back into the routine. My daughter Sarah is starting Junior Cert this year and I look at her books and wonder how much has really changed since I went to secondary school. The big difference seems to be schoolbags…
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12
Jun

Employee Engagement During Organisational Change

CIPD Mid West Event Addresses Employee Engagement Challenges During Exponential Change   Veteran CNN Reporter Gina London and John Fitzgerald, MD Harmonics Group, were the guest speakers at a recent CIPD Mid West event focused on the importance of driving employee engagement during organisational change. Sponsored by Harmonics, it was the last CIPD Mid West…
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1
Jun

Watch this Space!

Career Transitions Require Time Following a telephone conversation with a panicked Senior Executive this week, I felt compelled to share his story with those who may be in the same situation now or at some point in the future. The Senior Executive recently left his former employer and was due to start an Executive Outplacement…
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7
Feb

Why Women are Finding a New Career Gear

Could the best time for women’s careers be in their 50’s? Fiona, an NHS psychologist of 30 years professional experience and mother of three, was surprised to apply for her first management role at the age of 50 – and get it.  She had worked part-time while her children were growing up, so she was…
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8
Nov

4 CAREER STRATEGIES FOR NEW WORLD OF WORK

First Mover Advantage in the game of Career Chess   We regularly speak at ‘careers week’ events in corporate organisations to help offer fresh insights into career management in the changing world of work. As part of these events, there is often a company lifer rolled out to tell their career story about how they…
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22
Sep

EVENT: FUTURE WORLD OF WORK WEBINAR

As we mark our 10th anniversary, we invite you to register for our first Future World of Work webinar series: Topic: How to link career development to changing business needs Date: Tuesday 11 October 2016 Time: 11am Who should attend? C-Level Directors, HR Directors, Line Managers, Change Leaders, Senior HR Managers OD Practitioners and Talent Management and Leadership Development…
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30
Aug

NEWS: Harmonics Sponsors Early Career Awards

Harmonics, the Cork-based people change company, has become a sponsor of the inaugural Irish Early Career Awards. Harmonics is sponsoring the Early Career – Best in Learning and Development Category. The Irish Early Career Awards 2016 celebrate excellence and recognises the achievements of young professionals in Ireland, and ultimately, rewards innovation, best practice and outstanding achievement across a broad range of professional sectors….
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30
Jun

Career Framework Mapping – the Do’s & Don’ts

Managing the growing career aspirations of a diverse workforce is proving to be a big challenge for HR Departments. In response, many organisations are introducing new career frameworks. The purpose of a career framework is to show employees where they sit in the overall organisation, what job family they belong to and what competencies are required…
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5
May

WHY 60% OF NEW MANAGERS FAIL WITHIN THE FIRST YEAR

How to know who’s really ready for promotion into management   Commonly cited stats estimate that about 60% of newly promoted managers fail within the first year (Ashkenas, 2015), pointing to a critical miscalculation in the decision process for selecting who is ready for “next level” management. Given these odds, decision-makers could simply flip a…
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