There are lots of books and there's plenty of research into this topic but a 'Talent Engagement Venn' is primarily based on personal experience and opinion. It's not an all-encompassing solution or a cure for all ills. However, it is worth trying and can produce interesting and useful results.
With Wimbledon, the Tour De France and the Ashes all in the bag, not to mention the first US Open win for an Englishman in 43 years, it seems a good time to look at what business leaders can learn from some UK sporting supremos.
"What do I need to do to get promoted?" is a question that's probably not explicitly asked often enough. When it is, it's not always answered clearly, or even honestly. It's a question at the forefront of every engaged and ambitious employee's mind
The Candidate: Why It Pays for Both Parties to Treat Probation Periods as Extensions of the Selection Process
I don't advocate employing candidates that you are unsure of, and taking a gamble with peoples's livelihoods and careers. However, it can definitely pay dividends to use the probation period as an extension of the selection process. It benefits both the employer and employee to treat the first three-month's probation as a final interview.
Presenteeism is a well established practice in the management consultancy and legal professions where the workforce, being billed by the hour, are incentivised to work longer. But is the rest of the working population now too afraid to leave work on time?