Monthly Archives: February 2011

Talent Management: What Does Productivity Really Mean and Need?

A 28 February article in the National Post titled “Innovation can be small-scale”, pagesFP1 & 7 by Jay Bryan about a Conference board of Canada Report made a very interesting observation about what productivity means and does not mean. “Productivity, … Continue reading

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Talent Management: Where to Consider Making Performance Improving Investments

In 28 February, 2011 National Post, an article titled: “Doctor prescribes technology fix for patient care”, page FP3 considered how increasing technology related investments was essential if we are to manage healthcare costs and improve system performance. This post explores … Continue reading

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Talent Management: Impact of Pivotal Roles on System Performance

In earlier posts I broached the subject of pivotal roles and their significance in doing TM. Today’s post will look at this from a slightly different perspective¬†(in terms of typical TM activities such as Workforce Planning). Yet it is a … Continue reading

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Talent Management: Why Use the Concept of Permeability?

The notion of system permeability probably seems quite abstract and conceptual for many readers. So, why do I use this notion? The reason is I want to be able to see issues differently and the use of language is very … Continue reading

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Talent Management: Securing Access to Quality Talent Through System Boundary Permeability

This post explores how we can better secure our access to quality talent when our organization’s ability to do so alone is inadequate. By inadequate, I mean the organization is ill equipped to retain access due to its operating characteristics. … Continue reading

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Talent Management: Understanding Your Organization’s Risks

We are continuously admonished to do risk assessments and take action to mitigate them. The question is how to approach this. This post will build on an article in 25 February, 2011 National Post called “Understanding the need for risk … Continue reading

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Talent Management: How to Increase your U&R Exposure

I will begin by making my “political statement”: Canadians like to see their problems solved by someone else (especially government). This includes talent related problems. An article in 17 February, 2011 Vancouver Sun titled BC’s aerospace sector needs more workers, … Continue reading

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