March 2013 - Strengths Partnership

A New Prescription for Talent and Leadership Development within the Pharmaceutical, Biotech and Healthcare Sectors

28 Mar 2013

We are delighted to announce that we will be hosting an exclusive workshop and networking event on A New Prescription for Talent and Leadership Development within the Pharmaceutical, Biotech and Healthcare Sectors. Where: Wellcome Trust in central London When: Wednesday 12 June 2013 09.30 –

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When Top Leadership Causes Talent to Run for the Emergency Exits

19 Mar 2013

As an ex Head of Talent for Yahoo! Europe, I was perplexed and dismayed to see not just one, but two recent controversial and poorly judged talent management decisions by the new CEO, Marissa Meyer. Firstly, she bans home-working and then criticises her staff for being poor at hiring. Based on my own observations, I don’t think poor hiring practices are what Meyer should be focusing her attention on. Her challenges are rather more obvious and have been caused by a major exodus on talent from the company over the past 7 years or so. In fact, much of the exceptional top talent who worked with me in Yahoo’s London office around 7 years ago have now moved on to more promising pastures as a result of the company’s inability to polish its tired brand image together with a series of poorly conceived and executed strategic decisions by top management in the Valley. It is a great pity that Meyer can’t see that her actions are only hastening this exodus and the company’s inevitable decline as Yahoo’s success is dependent on its ability to attract and retain the best technical and commercial talent

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