Job satisfaction more important than security

Talented executives are four times more likely to stay with
an organisation which offers a fun and enjoyable career rather than one which
provides job security.

A Henley Management College research report published last
week on Managing Talent shows that the most important thing high-flyers want
from work is self-fulfilment, a sense of accomplishment and enjoyment.

The research is based on a survey of 476 senior executives
from around the world. Author Tim Osborn-Jones from Henley’s HR and
Organisational Behaviour Faculty, said, “Talented executives will stay if they
want to stay – commitment to an organisation is chiefly driven by emotional
attachment.”

He added, “More proactive and creative human resource
initiatives will need to be introduced, leading to new and different types of
employment partnerships.”

Ros McIntyre, HR director at investment bank Nomura, says in
the report that the company is looking at its performance management process to
see if a system can be put in place to encourage managers to identify talent.

They are also focusing on the talent that already exists
within the company and how this is being exploited.

“And seeing what, if anything, we can do to track more of
what might be incredibly valuable to us in the future,” she says.

For a copy of the Managing Talent report ring Julie Terney
01491 571454.

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