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Publication date: 1 November 2005

Andrew Mayo

Andrew Mayo, director of Mayo Learning International, explains how using a cause and effect analysis system will help determine how HR’s agenda should be set in order to…

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Andrew Mayo, director of Mayo Learning International, explains how using a cause and effect analysis system will help determine how HR’s agenda should be set in order to directly support key strategic outcomes.

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Strategic HR Review, vol. 5 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1475-4398

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Publication date: 1 November 2018

Andrew Mayo

The purpose of this paper is to summarise the different areas of talent management and how HR metrics and analytics can be harnessed to make those areas more effective.

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to summarise the different areas of talent management and how HR metrics and analytics can be harnessed to make those areas more effective.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper first discusses the different definitions of “talent”. It then takes three areas for the application of metrics and analytics – data about individuals, the effectiveness and efficiency of talent processes and the extent of the supporting culture.

Findings

The definition of talent should not be confined to senior leadership only, nor be fully inclusive of every employee, but organisations need to define those individuals and groups where some specific attention will benefit the organisation; it is as important to understand the potential of all employees as it is to assess their performance; metrics should be chosen for all talent processes and related to business KPIs where possible.

Practical implications

This is a practical paper giving guidance to talent managers in organisations on how to apply and utilise people analytics.

Originality/value

This paper is based mostly on the writing, models and experience of the author.

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Strategic HR Review, vol. 17 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1475-4398

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Publication date: 6 June 2019

Andrew Mayo

The purpose of this paper is to examine the components that drive employee engagement and show how important it is to understand the individualism of motivation as against…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to examine the components that drive employee engagement and show how important it is to understand the individualism of motivation as against generic assumptions.

Design/methodology/approach

This paper defines employee engagement and takes four drivers that influence it in turn. These are analysed and discussed, particularly as to the individualistic elements of them. Two approaches to understanding individual goals and priorities are illustrated.

Findings

There are four drivers of engagement, namely, the absence of dissatisfaction or irritation factors, intrinsic motivation (inner driven) and extrinsic motivation (external stimulation) and personal well-being. Each of these have highly individualistic elements, and models based on a generic human condition do not work effectively. Two instruments for understanding this individualism are illustrated, one based on goal theory and another based on the psychological contract.

Practical implications

Many motivational efforts fail because of an assumed commonality in what motivates people. The reality is that different personalities and different personal goals and values require individual approaches. Successful engagement demands that leader/managers make it a priority to understand each one of their people in these terms.

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This paper is based mostly on the writing, models and experience of the author.

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Strategic HR Review, vol. 18 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1475-4398

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Article
Publication date: 26 November 2020

Andrew Mayo

The purpose of this paper is to examine the aspiration of Human Resources (HR) professionals to “be at the top table”; what that means; and how such professionals can…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to examine the aspiration of Human Resources (HR) professionals to “be at the top table”; what that means; and how such professionals can become highly valued members of business teams.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper discusses what is meant by “top table” and the ambitions of HR professionals to be there. It looks at the prevalence of HR in top teams; how professionals are prepared for senior roles; and it provides a model for effective top team membership.

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The paper discusses the statistics of HR directors in top teams and concludes it should be no surprise that HR is not frequently represented on main boards. It makes the case nevertheless for HR to be on executive teams and finds about two-thirds of major companies recognise this. This paper describes a model of three key functional roles for the top team member and analyses the contributions that can be made.

Practical implications

The practical applications relate to the development of HR professionals and to the expectations that team leaders – such as Chief Executive Officers – should have from the HR team member.

Originality/value

This paper is based mostly on the writing, models and experience of the author but draws on relevant research papers.

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Strategic HR Review, vol. 19 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1475-4398

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Article
Publication date: 11 April 2016

Andrew Mayo

The purpose of this paper is to clearly define the concept of engagement and distinguish it from other descriptions of positive employee well-being. It then discusses how…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to clearly define the concept of engagement and distinguish it from other descriptions of positive employee well-being. It then discusses how to measure this concept objectively and reliably.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper looks at the distinctive meaning of the term “engagement” and expresses concern that the term has been diluted with its popularity. It analyses the drivers of true engagement and then looks at how the evidence of the reality can be measured and the drivers themselves. It concludes with a brief summary of the link between engagement and performance.

Findings

Some key conclusions in the paper are that engagement should not be confused with measures of satisfaction; that a clear distinction should be made between the evidence and reality of engagement and the drivers that cause it; that both should be measured and much more frequently than the typical annual opinion survey; that off-the-shelf surveys should be validated against the specific employees we are surveying and added to if necessary; and that the link between true engagement and improved performance is solidly established.

Originality/value

This paper is based partly on engagement literature and partly on models and experience of the author. It critiques a number of current practices.

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Strategic HR Review, vol. 15 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1475-4398

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Publication date: 4 February 2014

Andrew Mayo

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Strategic HR Review, vol. 13 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1475-4398

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Publication date: 23 February 2010

Andrew Mayo

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Strategic HR Review, vol. 9 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1475-4398

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Publication date: 20 June 2008

Andrew Mayo

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Strategic HR Review, vol. 7 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1475-4398

Article
Publication date: 1 November 2004

Andrew Mayo

The desire to be more professional in the area of measurement is a growing interest for today’s HR function. The almost universal desire of the HR function for stronger…

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The desire to be more professional in the area of measurement is a growing interest for today’s HR function. The almost universal desire of the HR function for stronger business partnership is a stimulus to be more “business‐like” ‐ and that must include a more numeric approach to HR management.

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Strategic HR Review, vol. 4 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1475-4398

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Publication date: 9 October 2009

Andrew Mayo

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Strategic HR Review, vol. 8 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1475-4398

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