A series of thought pieces to stimulate the debate about future talent strategies and identify some of the macro and micro challenges that are likely to determine our approaches.

These thought pieces cover areas where we believe organisations need to build contextual, organisation and business savvies and, ultimately, talent insight, to fit the changing nature of our organisations and a sustainable next generation workforce.

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The rapid speed of globalisation is affecting all of our organisations to a greater or lesser extent and will impact upon our current and future talent strategies. This thought piece sets out some of the current global trends and challenges that we are facing.

Includes two view point sections, Turn outdated global working practices on their head from viewpoints from Geoff Tranfield, Group Director of HR Petrofac Limited and An Eastern perspective from Kwan Chee Wei, Executive Director, Human Capital Leadership Institute.

Includes a viewpoint section, Individualism and pluralism, by Dr Georg Vielmetter, Regional Director Europe, Hay Group, Leadership & Talent

Considers how different talent models might work on a smaller organisational scale and in more traditional industries.

Includes a viewpoint section, Fostering talent clusters and social capital for innovation and sustainability by Bill Parsons, VP HRM, ARM Holdings.

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Looks at the potential insights that talent, as a key driver to enable organisations to achieve strategic growth and respond to technological developments, provides to into both the broader talent ‘marketplace’ with the challenges it poses for the future and the value of internal talent processes.

Includes a viewpoint section, What’s beyond HR data? by John Boudreau PhD, Center for Effective Organizations at the University of Southern California.

Considers how forward-thinking organisations are moving away from talent ownership to a focus on reciprocal and adult talent partnerships.

Includes a viewpoint section, Talent partnerships and a supply chain approach, by Peter Cappelli, Professor of Management, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Looks at the innovative and successful talent practices which have been applied due to the economic climate and their beneficial impact on sustainable performance and productivity.

Includes a viewpoint section, Is there a bigger and better sustainable future for talent management? by Graeme Martin, University of Glasgow Business School.

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