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The way we succession plan is outdated and unnecessarily complex


The CIPD describes succession planning as a critical component of talent management and organisational strategy.  It’s well known in the HR Toolkit and almost every organisation I’ve worked for completes succession planning.  But at the same time, I hear these frustrations from organisations:   All the energy goes into running the process, but often nothing […]

Transforming Career Frameworks for the 21st Century

The landscape of careers is changing dramatically, evolving from predictable paths to career consumerism. However, the methods we use to manage careers are still based on outdated systems and assumptions. In this blog, I’ll explore the problems of current career management practices and the hidden costs for both individuals and businesses.  If you are still […]

What is quiet hiring, and why should we be doing it?

After quiet quitting, “quiet hiring” is the new workplace buzzword to be aware of.  Quiet hiring has been around for a long time, traditionally referred to as Internal Talent Mobility.  But that phrase conjures up an old model of planning career moves which was slow, opaque, subjective and out of date.  In this blog, I’ll […]

Can you be too much of an authentic leader

Can you be too much of an authentic leader?   I recently ran a Women’s Leadership Development programme, and we talked about the power of being your authentic self to be a better leader.  When we can be ourselves we are less stressed and worried about things, we make better decisions, listen better and generally […]

Why restructuring alone won’t improve performance and what to do instead.

Despite 2023 being only weeks old, nearly 15,000 jobs have been lost in the retail sector so far in 2023.  Figures released by the Centre for Retail Research (CRR) show that the majority of job losses were due to cost-reducing programmes and restructuring operations. Consulting firms McKinsey and KPMG have reported job cuts this month, […]

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