Doctoral Researcher in Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour
I am a part-time doctoral researcher at Loughborough, conducting research alongside my work as a business consultant. A Chartered Occupational Psychologist with many years commercial experience, I have led a number of substantial change and leadership programmes in the UK and internationally.
I really enjoy the stimulation and challenge of research which feeds my love of learning.
I have worked with organisations to help them to develop talent management strategies, based on projections of their future needs. I have also coached individuals to clarify their career aspirations and how they can fulfil these. These activities are clearly connected, yet in my work to date, they seem to be largely viewed independently. I am keen to explore this, looking at a variety of issues including:
- explicit and implicit intentions and assumptions regarding openness and alignment of talent and career management
- formal and informal processes or structures which encourage or inhibit the intended level of openness and alignment
- perceived opportunities and potential barriers to changing the current approach to openness and alignment
I plan to work with 3 organisations as case studies.
Focusing on their defined High Potential groups, I will explore organisational and individual perspectives and experiences on career and talent management. This will involve interviews, narrative techniques and questionnaires from a variety of organisational and individual perspectives. Data will be analysed with involvement from those who have contributed to the study.
Professor John Arnold
Exploring openness and alignment between individual career management and corporate talent management.
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