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Attracting And Unleashing Talent

Traditional HR is a failed experiment. We don’t have the talent we need. We don’t have the practices to attract, retain, motivate and unleash that talent. And the issue will get worse not better unless we take radical action.

How can CIOs take radical action regarding IT and Digital Talent? What leading edge techniques work? Where can we experiment?

Do you have any talent gaps in your organization?  Share your views on this topic via this short 5 minute survey.  In return, we'll ensure you receive a copy of the final report upon publication in the Summer.

Attracting And Unleashing Talent

PROJECT TEAM
Dave Aron

Global Research Director
Leading Edge Forum

Dave Aron, based in the UK, is Global Research Director for Leading Edge Forum.  In this position, he guides a series of global research initiatives aimed at helping CIOs and other Business/ IT leaders reimagine their organizations and leadership for a tech-driven future.

Dave’s key areas of research include digital business, strategy and new business models.  Previously, Dave spent more than 12 years at Gartner, as a Gartner Fellow, focusing on strategy and CIO leadership issues.  Dave has more than 30 years’ experience in the IT business, and has been writing, speaking and teaching on digital business, IT strategy and other topics around the world for more than a decade.

Dave holds a BSc in Computer Science from Queen Mary College, and an MBA from London Business School.

Dave's alter ego is Mu, The 21st Century Anti-Strategist, which comprises Dave's distilled thoughts about what doesn't make sense as 20th century organizations sleepwalk into the 21st century.

Richard Davies

VP, Strategic Advisory, DXC Technology and Managing Director, Leading Edge Forum
Leading Edge Forum

Richard is VP Strategic Advisory, DXC Technology and Managing Director of Leading Edge Forum.

In this role, Richard leads and manages a global strategic Research and Advisory business aimed at assisting COOs, CIOs and other enterprise leaders understand and exploit the ever-expanding intersection between business, information technology and management.

RESEARCH APPROACH

Through interviews with leading Executive search and selection firms, CIOs, CTOs and CDOs as well as case studies and other academic research, we will aim to equip CIOs to Attract and Unleash the talent they need to succeed. Key questions we will address include:

  • Where are you hurting for talent right now? What roles, skills and capabilities are missing/ insufficient?
  • Why is your talent management lifecycle not working? Where does it break down?
  • What unusual/ new techniques have you tried, and how have they worked? 

PARTICIPATING IN THIS RESEARCH

We would be delighted to hear from organizations that are interested in contributing ideas and experiences to this research. To participate, please contact Dave by email at dave.aron@leadingedgeforum.com or Kate Taylor at kate.taylor@leadingedgeforum.com

PROJECT DELIVERABLES

  • A research report that provides insight through case studies, tools and action plans
  • A workshop that we can conduct with clients to drive their thinking on talent 

The research report, executive summary , presentation and check list will be published in July 2017. 

BENEFITS OF PARTICIPATING

As a result of taking part in a 60 minute telephone research interview, you will benefit from early access to the findings. We also hope you will find the interview itself challenging and thought provoking. 

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