Talent Summit Gems


Fancy some Friday afternoon reading?

Well, put on the kettle. We've pulled together some of our favourite take-aways from last week's Talent Summit. Go forth and be inspired!

Bernard Brogan

Co-Founder & Commercial Ninjaneer, PepTalk


Small incremental changes lead to big changes over a period of time for teams to realise their full potential.

Sinead Kane

Solicitor and First Visually Impaired Person to complete

World Marathon Challenge

How you see the world determines what kind of day you have.

I could choose to be blind, or I could choose to be a visionary. I chose to be a visionary.

Ryan O'Reilly

Author, High Performance Business & Exec Coach, High Potential International

Performance = potential - interference

Self-care, physical & emotional wellbeing are essential to high performance

6 E's of engagement

  • Expectation

  • Empowerment

  • Enjoyment

  • Energy

  • Emotional intelligence

  • Execution

Shane McAuley

Director, People Systems and Analytics, Twitter


Reduction in attrition? Twitter's data breakdown of the controllables

Can control

  • 24% increase in retention if your job connects to goals

  • 21% increase in retention if you are able to achieve goals

  • 20% increase in retention if you are satisfied with job

  • 12% increase in retention when you work with great team

Michelle Fogarty

Co-Founder PepTalk, Director of HR Operations for EMEA, Johnson Controls


Being honest about your biggest problems with candidates will excite those who are the right fit for you

Daniel Pink

Best-selling author, including of A Whole New Mind, Drive, and To Sell is Human


Build in time for employees to have complete autonomy over what they work on - a genius hour each week. Think 5%, not 20% of time.

What motivates people at work? Looking back and the end of the day and saying - I got a lot done. I made progress.

Employees like weekly one-on-ones - up to a point. Every 4 weeks shake it up a little - ask about different things like career plans and obstacles they face.

For happiness don't chase happiness, chase meaning!

Johnny Campbell

CEO, Social Talent


The results of real research on organisational design? Not a single company that adopted a commitment model failed. Employers were committed and invested over the long-term to employees and visa versa.

Anne Kelleher

Human Resource Director, Intel

Encourage people to be their full self at work.


#talent #attraction #retention #visionary #motivation #culture

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