Hitachi takes psychological approach to retaining talent

Electronics
company Hitachi has launched a programme of psychological coaching for its
senior managers in a bid to retain the most talented bosses and change certain
aspects of their behaviour.

So
far, 18 managers have taken part, and anecdotal evidence – coupled with
360-degree evaluation – point to positive changes.

The
firm has used occupational psychologists from Pearn Kandola to develop a more
consistent and personalised approach to developing staff in senior positions.

The
workshops have focused on interpersonal styles, feedback skills and preparation
for a new personal development plan.

The
HR department at Hitachi also wanted to demonstrate commitment to staff at a
time when the semi-conductor industry is experiencing a slow-down.

By Ross Wigham

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