About Betsy Kolkea

Currently working as an HR Consultant with Meta4, Betsy has over twenty years’ experience in international HR and HR technology. Her career spans both commercial and not for profit organisations, having held HR positions in World Vision International, United Mission to Nepal, Pecaso (SAP HR Consultancy), Tate & Lyle, and Conoco. With a Masters from Cranfield University in International Human Resources, Betsy is particularly interested in the globalisation of organisations and specifically how critical people management is to organisational success. During her time in HR team leadership roles, Betsy was particularly aware of the importance of HR technology as an enabler for effective people management. She has been involved in implementing both Peoplenet and SAP HR, both from a customer perspective and as a consulting implementation partner.

  In this edition of our HR Talks, our expert, Betsy Kolkea discusses the value of managing talent by segmentation: ·         Why it makes sense to segment talent ·         Strategic importance of identifying critical talent ·         What kinds of segments you might create ·         Shaping different development strategies for each of your segments ·         Designing…

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In this edition of our HR Talks, our expert, Betsy Kolkea discusses the implications that 4 factors have for any organization that wants to be agile and ready for the future: Internal succession plans External talent pools Leadership pipeline Metrics Discover some keys on how to be agile in this volatile and changing world and…

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Many interesting topics were discussed at the HR Tech Conference in London. Here we focus on some of the current thinking, discoveries, or case studies that will shape our future. New demographic shifts and employment trends Traditionally a company would control how and where people work. Now that is changing dramatically; many people increasingly have…

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<<- Read Part I 6. Business driven It has long since been the case that those HR leaders who are most immersed in the business, and who understand and actively participate in strategic business leadership, are most effective in delivering talent and people strategies to meet business goals. It is perhaps a reflection on how…

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Amidst this technology revolution, the objectives of HR leaders have remained fairly constant: to attract, grow, develop, reward, and retain the talent needed to achieve business goals. So how well are CHROs doing? Recent Deloitte research found that “While CEOs and top business leaders rate talent as a key priority, only 5 percent of survey…

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Organizations are concerned about having the right talent to achieve business success. This involves a plethora of processes: engagement for recruiting and bringing on board the talent which includes attracting them in the first place. Talent attraction and retention is more difficult It’s getting harder and harder for organizations to attract the talent that they…

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Talent management is already one of the established top priorities of CEOs worldwide who are more than aware of its importance. Even so, no matter how familiar certain issues are, one should not let down one’s guard. Instead these issues should be watched and tracked. From among these, we have identified 5 key trends that…

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In our previous article we discussed the importance of good talent management today in times when it is difficult…

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The talent stakes continue to grow. And the talent holds a lot of the cards.

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