Effective organisations have always hired the best people in order to thrive. But the efforts made in attracting the right employees to their company is not always matched by the time spent retaining and developing that talent. Yet  research conducted into the value of talent management consistently reveals benefits in critical economic areas such as revenue, customer satisfaction, quality, productivity and cost.

This makes talent management a crucial key note topic, made even more pressing by the need to retain and develop women at the point where they leave the workforce to have children. Clear return paths are still absent from huge numbers of organisations.

Enter Herminia Ibarra – who consults internationally on talent management, leadership development, and women’s careers and teaches in a variety of INSEAD programmes.

She is vice-chair of the World Economic Forum’s global agenda council on women's empowerment and is ranked by Thinkers 50 as #9 in the most influential business gurus in the world.

She is the author of Act Like a Leader, Think Like a Leader 2015 and Working Identity: Unconventional Strategies for Reinventing Your Career 2003.

You can book Herminia to speak at your event.

Lynda Gratton is Professor of Management Practice at The London Business School where she directs the program ‘Human Resource Strategy in Transforming Companies’ - she is an expert on Talent Management and the Future of Work.

She argues that Technology is replacing some jobs, increasing the importance of others and disrupting career paths by increasingly facilitating outsourcing. She has suggested talent alliances – in which businesses allow and support people to transition in and out of their employment throughout their career. You can read more about her ideas on the changing nature of work in her book The Shift. 

To hear more of what Lynda has to say you can book her to deliver your keynote address.

Tammy Erikson is an expert on the nature of work. Her most recent research has focused on the changing workforce, generational difference, demographic trends and how corporations can most effectively engage these employees.

She says, “My goal today is to help organizations and individuals develop a compelling view of the future, to discern and describe interesting trends, and provide actionable counsel“.

You can book Tammy to speak at your event here.

Lucy Adams

Described as “a confident and capable speaker with plenty to say” Lucy Adams was the former head of HR at the BBC during one its most volatile periods.

She is now a consultant and speaker with big ideas – one of which is ‘Disruptive HR’..

Its four principles comprise: putting the human back into HR; having adult-to-adult relationships (“so much HR is based on a parent/child relationship”); being digitally savvy; and building for a disruptive world.

“Much of what HR professionals do is based on what has worked in the past; we need to think about the VUCA world – one that’s Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous,” she told HR magazine.  See more here .

If you want to discuss where HR is heading with Lucy you can book her for your event.

That’s the last of our series on the 5 hottest speaking topics your audience will love – take a look at all 5 parts here. The Future InnovationThe Sharing Economy - Big Data and the Digital Economy        

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May 26, 2015 By Lucy Thorpe