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Jun, 2019

Business transformation and change management: the Skillspotting method validated by SIG

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The Swiss company of SIG Geneva Industrial Services (Services industriels de Genève) offers to more than 200,000 customers in the canton of Geneva services for the management of energy, water, optical fibre and waste management networks. In the era of the 4th Industrial Revolution and in view of the rapid changes in the labour market, anticipating change is vital for this first-rate public law institution. Skillspotting was therefore commissioned to support a panel of SIG employees in a reflection on their profession. The challenges of this prospective approach Take an active part [...]

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Sep, 2018

The variety of company profiles: a performance guarantee

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Even though policies on diversity in the workplace have been in place in companies for over 10 years,  they still struggle at applying them. Anxiety in the face of change or fear of demotion in favor of a more "skilled"colleague halts leaders and managers, whose involvement at this level is fundamental … Learning to manage with confidence Fear - this is what we are dealing with. After all, why choose to hire a new employee that is not a perfect replica of its predecessor? It would be much to risky, [...]

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Jun, 2018

The employee experience: an integrated approach in skills management

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Let’s talk about HR. The leading agency in editorial and digital marketing dedicated to HRDs and their partners, published last April the first national employee experience survey seen by more than 1000 HR playmakers. Just as strategic today as customer experience, it is a notion paradoxically well-known but seldom put into practice. The deployment of a skills management program can allow you to change this trend! A concept that is gaining popularity As summarized by Thomas Chardin, HR marketing expert and creator of Let’s talk HR, “Employee experience refers to [...]

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May, 2018

The key skills of tomorrow will be behavioral

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The Fourth Industrial Revolution is shaking up almost every industry in the world. In this new era, having strong technical skills does not suffice. Behavioral skills, or soft skills, are more and more sought after. Tomorrow, it will be the human capital that will make all the difference.... Cross functional skills are praised   Companies today must focus on transversal skills, which are highly strategic in the current talent war. Laurent Hurstel, Director at Robert Walters[1], is convinced of this: “Companies are demanding in regards to the profiles of those [...]

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Mar, 2018

Together, Let’s Change Management

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As outlined by Denis Pennel in his recent book “Work, the Thirst for Freedom: How Startuppers, Slashers, Co-workers Reinvent Work”, the rise in power of freelancing is one of the symptoms of the current evolution of work. The third and fourth industrial revolutions impact managers, who must put into place an in-depth transformation to mobilise the collective intelligence within their organization. Rethinking the work Per Denis Pennel, who denounces the tricks of a “padlocked wage earner”, the mindset needs to evolve so that employees from various backgrounds with different statuses [...]

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Dec, 2017

Accommodating the expectations of employers and the wishes of employees: tomorrow’s real challenge

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ADP Research Institute®[1] conducted an online survey of more than 5000 employees and 3000 employers from companies with at least 50 employees, from 13 different countries. The result: a disconnect between the perception of employees and that of their managers in regards to recruitment, talent retention and management and company performance. More than ever, HR departments have their role to play in the evolution of the workplace 2.0… Employers struggle to find profiles matching the needs of their organisations. However, the result of the survey showed that in most companies, there’s […]

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Oct, 2017

Managers: what are the key skills to success?

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In companies, managers are the backbone that connect employees to management, strategy to implementation and individual interests to collective interests. They contribute to making work meaningful by motivating each employee and supporting their development, by organizing the work, following up and mobilizing the global intelligence to achieve expected results. What are therefore the key skills that are required when you are in this position? Listening and communication dominate the HR Congress in the French-speaking regions. This congress, named “Meaningful work, the challenge of the 21st century”, welcomed 550 people in […]

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Oct, 2017

Shortage of Talent, Myth or Reality?

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According to a recent study from “France Strategie” difficulties in recruitment are linked to companies’ skills management plans, or a lack thereof. Is the stubbornness of the public authorities to support the training of candidates a mistake? Should the State not concentrate its resources on the development of skills management?   The “Skills Gap”, a Problem with Training or with Competencies? 150,000 to 250,000 jobs remain unfilled each year in France. According to the study “Talent shortages 2016” by Manpower Group, 23% of companies are affected by these recruitment challenges. […]

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Sep, 2017

HR Trends 2017: the Deloitte study decrypted by Skillspotting 3/3

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To sum up our synthesis of the Deloitte study, today we want to focus on the prestigious firm’s recommendations pertaining to leadership, the functioning of digital HR and integration, as well as its vision concerning the nature of the work. Leadership Moving towards a digital organisation: the current leaders must enlist different skills than those of their predecessors to overcome today’s challenges (ever increasing rate of innovation, more thorough business transformations, digitalization of the economy). Mobilise and connect the ecosystems: to increase efficiency, the new leaders must focus on teamwork. […]

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Sep, 2017

HR Trends 2017: the Deloitte study decrypted by Skillspotting 2/3

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In our second issue focusing on the study published by Deloitte on the tendencies in the domain of human resources, let’s see what the firm recommends in terms of collaborative experience, performance management and human resources indicators. Moving towards an efficient and global collaborative experience Adopt a networked team structure: companies need to adopt a new approach that brings together players and collaborators and allows them to build together. Move towards dynamic management: from the directors to the teams, all levels must work together and revise their way of functioning […]

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