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November 2010

Connecting people in talent management

Profits with principles Alex Snelling, International Recruitment & Talent Director at The Body Shop, talks entrepreneurial culture and ethical business

Insights this month: Feet on the ground • Keeping track of talent • Right talent, wrong place


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Keeping track of talent

14 Alex Snelling, International Recruitment & Talent Director at The Body Shop, talks entrepreneurial culture and why the ethical company doesn’t believe in talent boxes.

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Also in this issue:

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InBrief 8 NEWS » Default Retirement Age to be scrapped » UK economy lets standards slip

10 TALENT @ a glance 12 MANAGEMNT @ a glance 13 DEVELOPMENT @ a glance 14 INTERNATIONAL FOCUS International news from around the globe

16 INTERIM MANAGMENT Interim news

18 LIGHT BITES Talent management professionals share their top tips, career tales and views on why talent matters

21 BOOKS Talent management professionals share their top tips, career tales and views on why talent matters

50 A DAY IN THE LIFE OF... Sue Barnes, Director of HR, TNT UK Limited

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InSight 46 PROBLEM SOLVER Two experts answer the question: “How can I help disengaged employees to believe in my company’s vision?”

47 LONDON HR CONNECTION Jackie Orme from the CIPD speaks at the most recent meeting of the London HR Connection

48 ELEMENSE Jackie Orme from the CIPD speaks at the most recent meeting of the London HR Connection

50 EPLOY Jackie Orme from the CIPD speaks at the most recent meeting of the London HR Connection

Business Writer Chris Erasmus Online Staff Writer Dion Dassanayake Senior Editorial Assistant Rachel Leigh Senior Graphic & Web Desginer Ross Anthony Graphic Designer Vicky Odell Head of Business Operations Sally Griffin

52 ANOTHER INSIGHT

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Talent management professionals share their top tips, career tales and views on why talent matters

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54 ANOTHER INSIGHT Talent management professionals share their top tips, career tales and views on why talent matters

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