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Do you feel committed at work?

Do you feel committed at work?

Only 30% of employees feel committed to the company they work for, according to the latest worldwide survey carried out by Gallup. To be honest, the figure is hardly encouraging. When you consider that we spend almost a third of our time at work, it is undeniable that our professional life is something that we need to think about seriously if we want to feel happy in general. So, let’s take a look at what …

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Bosses don´t own their best people!

A director in a Spanish multinational company confided to me one day: ‘I’m not sure if we are selecting the right people for our talent development programmes. The problem is, as a result of taking part in the programme they frequently get offered a better position within the company- and their current boss doesn’t want to lose them.’ Does this ring a bell?

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The Ten Commandments of the Talent Manager

“The role of the company chairman and CEO in the 21st century will be to provide a vision and to choose the best people.”

Jack Welch, Chairman and CEO of General Electric (1980-2001)

1. Time and resources! The first commandment: your job will be to devote yourself body and soul to nurturing talent in your organization.

2. Talent strategist: You will carry out an in-depth analysis of the needs of your company in terms of the talent required, the skills needed, and the level of commitment and performance sought. Furthermore, you will determine the value which the company gives to its employees; in other words, you will determine the reasons why someone decides to start working -and subsequently to keep on working- for the company, and the benefits which this person perceives the company gives him.

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Nine ways to foster commitment

In times of uncertainty, it is vital for companies to develop closer relationships with customers, to get everyone in the organization pulling together, and to make sure that all available talent is put to the best possible use. Underpinning this, the idea of commitment is of central importance.

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