The Talent Enterprise Blog

Sharing our views and insight on Talent, Learning and Development

Attracting top-tier talent is an ongoing challenge for every successful business. Finding that talent early can give a company a significant long-term advantage. If your business is prepared to invest in a comprehensive internship program, the competition to achieve such a coveted place will be fierce. So what are the realities for interns? Understanding their...
Today’s business landscape has many uncertainties stemming from political and economic instability, evolving technology, and changing work behaviours and patterns. In these circumstances, it is essential to support leaders through executive coaching to help them navigate through the change and  also retain employee engagement. Confidence in senior leadership and career development are the highest two...
Resilience alone is not enough
David B. Jones, CEO, The Talent Enterprise Resilience is only a necessary but not a sufficient condition for individual, team and organisational success. According to my own Thriving Index™ character strengths assessment, one of my own highest, signature strengths is Resilience. This is defined as “being able to cope with and bounce back from failures,...
Women in Leadership
On International Women’s Day 2021, looking back at the last twelve months gives working women much to be proud of and much to be hopeful about. Across the world, the news has been quoting concerning statistics and reporting on widespread economic uncertainty. Women in the workplace have felt under greater pressure to manage domestic and...
Virtual Assessment Centre
By Ehsan Fahmi Over the past few months, doing things virtually has become the new normal, from online workouts and medical consultations to attending webinars and exploring e-learning. Most of these virtual solutions have existed for years, but, as often with new initiatives, only a portion of people had actually adopted them until now. When...
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Author Archives: Ariana Shahbazi
This week’s innovation expert is Muhammad Chbib, CEO of Tradeling.com. There are many reasons why we selected Muhammad as a member of our expert panel for “The Innovation Mindset of Leaders” research we conducted with Sia Partners and the Global Innovation Management Institute. For one, he is a well seasoned entrepreneur for whom personal growth,...
Author Archives: Ariana Shahbazi
As part of our research on “The Innovation Mindset of Leaders“, we conducted a series of interviews with high profile experts in the field to better understand what kind of leadership is needed for an organisation to stay ahead of the curve in today’s rapidly changing economy.What do innovative leaders have in common? What are...
Author Archives: Ariana Shahbazi
"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, It was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness It was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity It was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness It was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, We had everything before us, we had nothing before us..." - Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities, 1859
Four dimensions of High Potential Employees
Most companies remain unclear about the different dimensions involved in identifying high potential talent. Yet there is an increased awareness of employee talent, and high potential assessments and programmes are starting to become a norm. Upon analysis of the Harvard Business Review numbers (2017), it is clear that companies must focus on their high potential...
When we first wrote Unlocking the Paradox of Plenty in 2013, most organisations in the GCC were still using a largely gap-based approach when it came to assessing and developing their employees. They focused on what was wrong instead of harnessing the positives. At the time, Positive Psychology was relatively new in the region and...
Saudi optimism
Not long ago, I got the opportunity to speak and meet a lot of interesting Saudi HR professionals at the ATD Conference in Riyadh. During those two days, I saw optimism spreading across KSA employers despite the Kingdom’s stagnant economy of recent years. The government has launched many transformational initiatives and policies since it has...
Saudi women
Unlike other parts of the world, women in the Gulf States make up over 65% of university graduates. They also consistently outperform their male counterparts in ALL subjects, including the STEM subjects. Yet, when it comes translating this success to the workplace, something strange seems to happen: only 30% of graduates joining the workforce at...