Monday, January 25, 2010

Manager Shortage Ahead?

I read about some interesting research put out by Randstad (2009 World of Work Report) in an article in this month's HR Professional magazine. Chair of the HRPA Board of Directors, Antoinette Blunt writes:

"The report, draw from a survey of 2199 employees and 833 managers in the US, found that only 49% of employees aspire to be managers, and, specifically, only 42% of generation Y employees (aged 18-29), 47% of generation X (aged 30-44), and 50% of baby boomers (aged 45-63)."

Pretty interesting findings from Randstad. Blunt continues that the research also found that "sharing knowlegde with others, being responsible for the success of an organization, and able to influence decisions in an organization" are motivators for employees

What are you noticing about the enthusiasm of succession into management in your organization? Does this reflect what you see? Is stepping into management positions motivating in your culture? What are the implications, if any?

Have a terrific week! For those who may be attending HRPA's Conference this week I look forward to connecting with you. I will be presenting on Thursday afternoon on Mentoring: An Essential Ingredient for Any Talent Management Program, followed by a 4:30 booksigning of my new book Effective Group Coaching at the Conference bookstore.

See you there!

Warm regards,

Jennifer Britton
Group Coaching Essentials
Potentials Realized

Monday, January 04, 2010

How to Find the Right Mentor

The New York Times ran a great article over the holiday season regarding some practical tips about what mentoring is and to finding the right mentor. You can view the article "Finding the Right Mentor Can Bolster A Career" here.

As we are seeing on both sides of the border, mentoring is increasingly being turned to by individuals and organizations alike, as a cost-effective and impactful way to build capacity, networks and knowledge.

If you are in the Toronto area later this month I hope that you will join me at the HRPA 2010 Conference as I speak on Mentoring: An Essential Ingredient for Any Talent Management Strategy. I will be presenting on Thursday January 28th at 3 pm, follewed by my book signing on Effective Group Coaching (Wiley, 2010) at 4:30 pm. My presentation will include practical tips for designing and implementing your own mentoring strategy and program internally.

I know that many of my corporate clients across industries and sectors have added, or are considering adding, mentoring into their learning, succession planning or leadership development approaches and programs.

What role can mentoring play in boosting your organizational capacity this year?

Have a terrific week!

Warm regards,

Jennifer Britton, PCC, CHRP
GroupCoachingEssentials and Potentials Realized
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