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January 8, 2015

The Talent Company Announces The Results Of Its Pulse on Leadership Study

 

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Markham, Ontario, Canada – January 8, 2015 – The Talent Company, a management consulting firm specializing in human resources solutions announces the results of its most recent study – Pulse on Leadership.

The Talent Company launched the Pulse on Leadership study as a follow up to a recurring, yet important theme found in last year’s study HR Pulse. “Although it wasn’t a surprise to see the topic of leadership come up as being important to so many of our survey participants, it was very interesting to see how so many viewed it as the primary gap within their organization.” says Simon Parkin, Managing Partner at The Talent Company. “We knew with our newest Pulse on Leadership study this had to be explored further. I’m proud to say that our team has uncovered very compelling data which we’re excited to share with leaders and HR communities around the world”.

Individuals invited to participate in the Pulse on Leadership study included business leaders, HR professionals as well as employees with their own perspective and experiences on the topic of leadership.  A snapshot of the results from this study include:

  • Obstacles organizations face in developing an effective leadership development program.
  • The top leadership traits when comparing female versus male leaders.
  • The most popular methods that companies use to develop leaders.…..and much more

Results of the Pulse on Leadership study can be found by registering here (http://thetalent.co/pulseonleadership/)

“It was once again a pleasure to have been involved in this meaningful initiative with The Talent Company.  Insights within the HR and Talent space have always been of great interest to me.” says Brian Boudreau, Chief Insights Officer with Innovation Curation.  “This study was important for a variety of reasons but most importantly because of the prevalence and impact that strong leadership can have on company performance and the retention of talent.”

About The Talent Company

The Talent Company is a management consulting firm that specializes in human resources solutions.  We are an organization comprised of leading Human Resources, Talent Management, Recruitment, and Leadership experts with proven track records of client and organizational success.  Our collective resources, vast experience and extensive industry knowledge enhance our ability to deliver outstanding value to our clients.  For more information, please visit www.thetalent.co

About Innovation Curation

Innovation Curation is a market research firm that specializes in identifying and socializing insights on customers to orient and inspire value-creating strategy and tactics.  For more information, please visit www.innovationcuration.com

 

Inquiries:

Joe Minaudo

The Talent Company

joe.minaudo@thetalent.co

1-866-973-9152

 

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December 10, 2014

12 Days of Talent: Day 5 – 5 Steps To Building Proactive Pipelines of External Talent

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5 Steps To Building Proactive Pipelines of External Talent

One of the continuing challenges facing the Recruitment function is moving from the traditional, reactive and primarily transactional focus to a proactive and enhanced recruitment model.

Think about when you sit down with your hiring leaders to scope a new open position and the role details. When you ask the hiring leaders for a proposed start date for a new hire, how many of them responded with “ASAP” or “yesterday”? How many of your hiring leaders complain about the time it takes to recruit talent externally? And how many of us recruiters continue to get frustrated with these unrealistic pressures from hiring leaders? We know that for the most part, top external talent just doesn’t fall into our laps.

Effective sourcing takes time especially for tougher and more specialized positions to fill.

Over the past few years, I have been working with clients to build and develop effective proactive pipelines of top external talent. Building this type of pipeline isn’t for the light-hearted; it takes time and effort and requires planning, proper resourcing, as well as a skilled recruiter. The planning and the resourcing are the keys to success – proactive pipelining cannot be successfully implemented without the appropriate amount of time devoted to this initiative by a skilled sourcer and recruiter.

The return on investment of proactive pipelining is more than worth the effort. I have witnessed first-hand the enhanced quality of hire via this proactive channel as time is no longer the recruiter’s enemy. Beyond quality of hire, the average time to fill a position is reduced by on average 10-12 days as the sourcing of the top external talent has already been completed prior to the position becoming open.

So how do you get started with building these proactive pipelines of external talent? I look at it as a simple 5 step process:

Plan

Identify

Build

Manage

Execute

 

#1 – Plan

By far the most important step of this process is the planning. Within the planning stage you need to determine what position or positions you plan on building these pipelines for. I would recommend selecting only a few positions, those you and your business deem “critical” to your organization’s success and bottom line either now or within the next year. Determining what positions are “critical” is a difficult task. If you ask any hiring leader they will say that all of their open positions are “critical”. This will force you to walk a political tight rope to prioritize “criticalness”. You should work with the top-level business leaders to determine which positions they think are “critical”. Once you have your critical position(s) identified, you need to invest your time into understanding all about the position and why it would be attractive to potential candidates. Remember, as it is proactive, you are recruiting for a position that isn’t currently open. Knowing all the features and the upside of the position will allow you to effectively sell the potential opportunity to the top talent.

#2 – Identify

Once the planning is complete it is time to identify the top external talent in the market. This is where your skills as a top recruiter will come into play and requires you to be at the top of your game. I always go by the rule that the majority of the top talent in the external market is passive and not actively searching for a new opportunity. Your typical transactional and reactive recruitment sourcing channels won’t effectively work, so don’t count on simply posting the position to job boards as a solution to attract top talent. Be aggressive. Use your networks and referrals to determine who is at the top of their field within the market. Who is the top talent at your competition, or within a recognized leading top talent organization within your geographic area? Get out of the office and do some true recruiting to identify those resources outside your organization that will bring value and success to your company.

 #3 – Build

This is when you worry about getting them interested and excited about your organization. You have identified the individuals you think are the best of the best for the skill set you are looking for. Now it is time to determine the ideal approach to contact and sell to this talent in order to effectively build your proactive pipeline. Again, this is where a recruiter must be a “salesperson” and effectively sell the talent on the organization and the opportunities potentially coming in the future. You must be honest and set expectations that you are recruiting proactively for future opportunities and they have been identified to you as top talent within the market. Don’t be too aggressive with the candidate and always ask if it is alright to keep in touch within an agreed upon timeframe. Also use this opportunity to network further and ask for referrals for other positions you are recruiting for. Be careful to ensure the communication with these candidates is very positive and is a “win-win” for both the candidate and you as the recruiter.

#4 – Manage

By “Manage”, I mean, effectively manage your pipelined candidates. You need to ensure you nurture and speak with your pipelined candidates on a regular basis as was established and agreed upon when you first spoke with the candidates. If possible use technology to effectively document and track your pipeline – this is where a CRM tool could be effectively used by recruiters similar to the way salespeople use this tool for building and managing sales pipelines.

Steps 2, 3 and 4 are ongoing. You should always be on the lookout for new top talent externally and ensure you are effectively building and managing your pipelines. Again, this is an investment and will pay off when your organization most needs it to.

#5 – Execute

Step 5 is sometimes forgotten and it is simply to execute once one of your critical positions becomes open. Your sourcing is hopefully already complete and now when your hiring leaders answer your “when would you like the person to start” with “ASAP” you can pull out a slate of pre-sourced and qualified top external talent and sit back and relax………ok, maybe not relax but you will be feeling very good about your efforts as will your business leaders.

And of course, you need to continually monitor the success of your proactive pipelining efforts – how are you going to show your business leaders the ROI of your efforts?

Obviously there are many more details within each of these 5 steps to effectively build proactive pipelines of external talent and I hope this high level description provides insight into how to further add value to your organization’s hunt for key talent.

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 Simon Parkin is the Practice Leader for HR, Recruitment and Talent Management Solutions at The Talent Company – www.thetalent.co  Simon is recognized as a global thought leader in the acquisition and management of talent and has successfully transformed the Talent function for organizations of all sizes. Simon works closely with clients to build, develop and innovate their Recruitment, Talent and HR functions. He is a former global leader of Recruitment and Talent for a Fortune 100 company. Simon is a featured speaker at a number of HR and Recruitment conferences across North America and an author of many acclaimed articles on innovative Recruitment, Talent and HR trends and best practices. Simon’s full profile can be found at http://ca.linkedin.com/in/simonparkin1 and he can be reached at simon.parkin@thetalent.co

For more information on The Talent Company and our 12 Days of Talent project, visit www.thetalent.co

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November 10, 2014

HR Consulting Firm The Talent Company Announces Kathleen Jinkerson as Director of HR and Talent Solutions

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Markham, Ontario, Canada – November 7, 2014 – Human Resources consulting firm The Talent Company has announced the appointment of Kathleen Jinkerson as Director of HR and Talent Solutions.

“Kathleen’s addition to our expanding team of experts is a real win for our organization,” says Joe Minaudo, Partner and Strategy and Transformation practice leader. “Kathleen’s experience and reputation in delivering meaningful solutions to clients provides increased capability to an already impressive team of seasoned Recruitment, HR Advisory, Executive Coaching and Total Rewards practitioners.”

Effective immediately, Kathleen Jinkerson becomes Director of HR and Talent Solutions. Kathleen will work closely with our practice leaders to expand market leadership and explore new client opportunities within the human resources advisory space.

“I’m delighted to join this talented and passionate group of human resources leaders. The partners at The Talent Company are experts. They possess the unique ability to address client issues at the root level because they are experienced corporate HR practitioners. I look forward to partnering with our clients to design and deliver customized solutions that meet their business needs,” says Kathleen Jinkerson.

The Talent Company is a human resources consulting firm that works closely with clients to develop, optimize and innovate their Recruitment and Talent practices. Comprised of leading human resources, executive coaching, compensation, talent and experts, we possess the proven track records of client and organizational success. Our collective resources, vast experience and extensive industry knowledge enhance our ability to deliver outstanding value to our clients.

 

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Inquiries:

Joe Minaudo

The Talent Company

joe.minaudo@thetalent.co

1-866-973-9152

September 26, 2014

Recruitment Services Firm Solara Search Becomes Talent Company Recruitment Services

Markham, Ontario, Canada – September 26, 2014 – Human Resources consulting firm The Talent Company has announced that its recruitment services arm Solara Search, will now become a practice under its Talent Company banner. The practice is called Recruitment Services and all employees will now be fully integrated into The Talent Company.

 

“Recruitment Services will complement our other areas of deep expertise including Recruitment Advisory and Training, HR Advisory, Compensation & Total Rewards consulting and Executive Coaching. We continue to be well positioned to support our clients in developing, optimizing and innovating their HR, Recruitment and Talent practices,” says Simon Parkin, Partner of the Recruitment Advisory practice. “What’s also exciting is the experience and sourcing expertise of our recruitment professionals. They’re talented candidate hunters who specialize in the Human Resources, Finance, Sales and Marketing space. A very impressive solution for any organization challenged with finding great talent.”

 

For more information on The Talent Company, visit www.thetalent.co

 

The Talent Company is a human resources consulting firm that enables organizations to achieve superior business results through the strategic acquisition, management and elevation of talent. Our organization is comprised of leading recruitment, and human resources experts with proven track records of client and organizational success. Our collective resources, vast experience and extensive industry knowledge enhance our ability to deliver outstanding value to our clients.

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Inquiries:

 

Joe Minaudo

The Talent Company

joe.minaudo@thetalent.co

1-866-973-9152

January 21, 2014

HR Consulting Firm The Talent Company Announces Scott Bryan as Vice President of Consulting

Markham, Ontario, Canada – January 21, 2014 – Human Resources consulting firm The Talent Company has announced the appointment of Scott Bryan as Vice President of Consulting.

“Scott’s addition to our executive leadership team is a significant step forward in the evolution of The Talent Company,” says Joe Minaudo, Partner of the Strategy and Transformation Advisory practice. “With Scott’s experience in providing some of the most complex and value-added Branding solutions, The Talent Company becomes well positioned to provide a more expanded offering in helping clients to attract, engage and retain top talent.”

Effective immediately, Scott Bryan becomes practice leader of The Talent Company’s Marketing, Branding and Communications practice. In addition, Scott will work closely with practice leaders within The Talent Company to expand market leadership and explore new client opportunities within the human resources advisory space.

“I’m sincerely delighted to join this talented and passionate group of experts. The partners at The Talent Company are some of the most well respected HR executives in the industry. I also look forward to building true partnerships with our clients as we provide them with practical solutions and support” says Scott Bryan.

The Talent Company is a human resources consulting firm that enables organizations to achieve superior business results through the strategic acquisition, management and elevation of talent. Our organization is comprised of leading human resources, executive coaching, compensation, and talent experts with proven track records of client and organizational success. Our collective resources, vast experience and extensive industry knowledge enhance our ability to deliver outstanding value to our clients.

The Talent Company – Practical Solutions. Exceptional Results.

 

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Inquiries:

 

Joe Minaudo

The Talent Company

joe.minaudo@thetalent.co

1-866-973-9152

October 1, 2013

HR Consulting Firm The Talent Company Launches An Executive Coaching Practice

 

Markham, Ontario, Canada – September 25, 2013 – Human Resources consulting firm The Talent Company, announced today that it is launching a new Executive Coaching practice. In addition to an impressive roster of experienced coaches, this exciting and new practice will be lead by Bruce McLeod.

“As evidenced in our most recent international HR Pulse study, leadership development continues to be the key area of focus for most organizations,” says Simon Parkin, Managing Partner of The Talent Company. “Our Executive Coaching practice is well equipped to address this growing trend. With a seasoned leader like Bruce in place and a roster that includes some of the most accomplished and professionally accredited coaches available, The Talent Company possesses the expertise to support the talent development needs of our clients.”

The Executive Coaching practice at The Talent Company consists of a variety of options and solutions including helping our clients to build internal coaching capability and a foundation to grow leadership from within. Also, we possess an impressive roster of coaches with experience helping professionals realize their full potential in countries such as Canada, USA and Australia.

Please join Bruce McLeod and the leaders of The Talent Company at the upcoming Coaching Out of The Box™ event on November 6, 2013 in Toronto. Click here to find out more.

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The Talent Company is a human resources consulting firm that enables organizations to achieve superior business results through the strategic acquisition, management and elevation of talent. Our organization is comprised of leading human resources, executive coaching, compensation, talent and experts with proven track records of client and organizational success. Our collective resources, vast experience and extensive industry knowledge enhance our ability to deliver outstanding value to our clients.

The Talent Company – Practical Solutions. Exceptional Results.

www.thetalent.co

 

Inquiries:

Joe Minaudo

The Talent Company

joe.minaudo@thetalent.co

1-866-973-9152

 

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May 15, 2013

HR Management Consulting firm The Talent Company releases HR Pulse study results

Markham, Ontario, Canada – May 15, 2013 – The Talent Company, a management consulting firm specializing in human resources solutions recently concluded the HR Pulse study.  The study was designed to help leading business and human resources professionals gain a better, more current view of today’s HR landscape.  For this initiative, The Talent Company partnered with market research consultancy, Innovation Curation (IC!) to help gather insights.

Individuals invited to participate included business executives with experience working closely with employee issues, as well as human resources professionals whose roles are closely related to all aspects of a talent function.

More than 5,000 professionals from around the world were invited to complete a survey. Data collected was analyzed by IC! and the results are available in the form of an infographic that can be found by clicking here.  Customized data segmentation is also available for organizations that are interested in a more in-depth look at the study.

“This was a great experience for us at IC! to be involved in a study where the participants were clearly engaged and passionate about human capital themes, and it was a real pleasure to partner with category experts at The Talent Company”, says Brian Boudreau, Chief Insights Officer with IC!. “The findings really point to a time where we see a lot of optimism and opportunity for optimizing effectiveness of an HR function.”

“As business and HR leaders look for commonality with the people challenges they face, the rich results of this study provides a platform for meaningful dialogue, and how the focus of an HR function should move forward,” says Simon Parkin, Practice Leader, HR and Talent Solutions with The Talent Company. “We are very pleased with the results of HR Pulse and thank the participants for their candor and time”.

This is the first in a series of Pulse studies.  The next, entitled “Pulse on Leadership Development” commences in the fall of 2013.  For an invitation to participate in the next study, please subscribe here.

 

About The Talent Company

The Talent Company is a management consulting firm that specializes in human resources solutions. We enable organizations to achieve superior business results through the strategic acquisition, management and elevation of talent. For more information, please visit www.thetalent.co.

 

About Innovation Curation (IC!)

Innovation Curation is a market research firm that specializes in identifying and socializing insights on customers to orient and inspire value-creating strategy and tactics. For more information, please visit www.innovationcuration.com.

 

Inquiries:

Joe Minaudo

The Talent Company

joe.minaudo@thetalent.co

1-866-973-9152

 

December 13, 2012

HR Management Consulting firm The Talent Company launches HR Pulse study

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Markham, Ontario, Canada – December 14, 2012 – The Talent Company, a management consulting firm specializing in human resources solutions, has launched a study called HR Pulse. The study is designed to help leading business and human resources professionals gain a better, more current view of today’s HR landscape. For this initiative, The Talent Company has partnered with market research consultancy, Innovation Curation (IC!) to help gather insights.

Individuals invited to participate include business executives with experience working closely with employee issues, and human resources practitioners who’s roles are closely related to employee topics, trends and subject matter.

“Many organizations struggle to understand whether the challenges they experience in acquiring, managing and developing their people only affects their company, or the industry as a whole, says Rehana Doobay, Chief Executive Officer of The Talent Company. “Our HR Pulse study provides answers to these common questions and a foundation for dialogue that enables leaders to address real issues with real data.”

“We’re very excited to bring this important study to market. It highlights precisely what The Talent Company is about; thought leaders with a deep understanding of the talent issues that often plague many organizations,” says Joe Minaudo, Practice Leader, Strategy & Transformation with The Talent Company. “This will be the first in a series of HR Pulse studies. Our belief is that HR Pulse will become a useful platform for progressive leaders in search of meaningful insights from industry peers”.

“Many organizations struggle to understand whether the challenges they experience in acquiring, managing and developing their people only affects their company, or the industry as a whole, says Rehana Doobay, Chief Executive Officer of The Talent Company. “Our HR Pulse study provides answers to these common questions and a foundation for dialogue that enables leaders to address real issues with real data.”

Interested in participating in the HR Pulse study? Click here

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About The Talent Company

The Talent Company is a management consulting firm that specializes in human resources solutions. We enable organizations to achieve superior business results through the strategic acquisition, management and elevation of talent. Our organization is comprised of leading human resources, compensation, talent, recruitment, and leadership experts with proven track records of client and organizational success. Our collective resources, vast experience and extensive industry knowledge enhance our ability to deliver outstanding value for our clients. For more information, please visit www.thetalent.co.

About Innovation Curation (IC!)

Innovation Curation is a market research firm that specializes in identifying and socializing insights on customers to orient and inspire value-creating strategy and tactics. For more information, please visit www.innovationcuration.com.

Inquiries:

Joe Minaudo

The Talent Company

joe.minaudo@thetalent.co

1-866-973-9152

November 5, 2012

Recruitment services firm Solara Search hires Lesia Tomkins as Senior Search Consultant

Markham, Ontario, Canada – November 5, 2012 – Solara Search announces today that recruitment expert Lesia Tomkins has joined as Senior Search Consultant.  Ms. Tomkins comes to Solara Search with a deep network and expertise in attracting talent within the human resources space.  More recently, she has worked closely with organizations to identify and engage top sales, marketing and finance professionals.

“To have a recruitment expert as well respected and accomplished as Ms. Tomkins join our firm is a real coup,” says Rehana Doobay, Chief Executive Officer of Solara Search’s parent, The Talent Company. “Our organization has become a hub for some of the best HR talent in the industry. Lesia will be a tremendous addition to an already impressive group of professionals and associates here at Solara Search.”

Lesia’ s success spans across a number of industries and areas within HR including those that are often the most challenging in which to attract talent.  This includes compensation and total rewards, HR systems implementation and bilingual payroll professionals.

“I am incredibly excited to have Lesia join Solara Search,” says Joe Minaudo, Practice Leader, Strategy & Transformation with The Talent Company. “I have worked closely with Lesia in the past. With her unparalleled ability to forge strong relationships and deliver value for clients, she will add clear capability to our already high performing search team”.

Lesia Tomkins assumes her role as Senior Search Consultant effective immediately.

Solara Search is a recruitment services firm that enables organizations to achieve real value and real results through the identification, engagement and acquisition of top talent. Clients benefit from a range of services, each uniquely designed to target and address complex talent acquisition challenges.  At Solara Search, our belief is that organizations gain greater value for their recruitment spend by enlisting only the services needed, not based on a single source approach.

Solara Search – Real Value. Real Results.

Inquiries:

Joe Minaudo

The Talent Company

joe.minaudo@thetalent.co

1-866-973-9152

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