November 2021

IT talent community

What is a Talent Community?

What is a Talent Community?

A talent community is a platform that employers use to keep active pipelines of talent for future recruitment. Talent pipelines consist of potential employees who are interested in working at a given employer, but are not ready to apply. This group is engaged with on a frequent basis so that when the potential employees are ready to seek a new job, they have a relationship with the company.

IT talent community

Common Pitfalls of Talent Communities

Many employers mis-step in their execution of talent communities. First, the majority of companies never engage with their talent community members given the lack of marketing DNA within the HR function. It becomes overwhelming for most companies to write relevant emails to each segment within their talent community on a regular (weekly or monthly) basis. Second, many companies will send job openings to their talent communities. However, the members of these communities have explicitly decided to sign up for the talent community in lieu of applying for a job and are much more interested in information regarding company culture or professional development. Last, companies do not proactively engage with the most relevant people who may be a good fit for an open role and are much more prone to take a passive strategy.


How can a coach in the workplace can help you?

How can a coach in the workplace help you?

A Coach is someone that can help you to get clarity of where you are now and where you can be.  It can help you to unlock your potential to maximize their own performance. It is not guiding them but helping them to learn how they can get there on their own.


Why do you need a coach in the workplace?

  • Scientifically-Proven to reduce work stress.
  • Help people get unstuck and move out of fixed patterns or mindsets
  • Detect and identify blind spots that block progress
  • Increased level of engagement
  • Deeper Level of Learning
  • Build Personal Awareness
  • Establish and act toward achieving goals

What are the 5 types of coaching?

  • Executive Coaching
  • Team Coaching
  • Career Coaching
  • Skill / Performance Coaching
  • Life / Personal Coaching
mentor and mentee

Why mentoring is important in the workplace?

How mentoring is important in the Workplace?

The purpose of mentoring is to tap into the existing knowledge, skills, and experience of senior or high performing employees and transfer these skills to newer or less experienced employees in order to advance their careers. When developed thoughtfully and intentionally, mentorship programs can be a powerful tool in recruiting and retaining employees. 

Over 2/3 of US Gen Y-ers would take a pay cut to work at a company offering good mentorship opportunities. Here’s what to think about when setting up a workplace mentoring scheme.



What is a Mentor?

A mentor is someone who helps you develop your skills, make better decisions, and gain new perspectives on your life and career. As a mentee, your mentor will leverage their experience to give you guidance on your career.

Rather than self learning through trial and error, a Mentor is a person you can look to for direction and a role model to imitate. A true mentor is able to save you valuable time, so that you can succeed better and faster.

What makes a great mentor?

  • They are great speakers or communicators
  • They are senior employee or leader in the company
  • They are industry leaders that are very knowledgeable
  • They have a good reputation and personal image
  • They are willing to share and impart skills and knowledge
  • They are committed to spend their time and effort to nuture the new people in the organization

When should we start the mentoring?

The obvious way is to assign mentors when we onboard a new employee to the organization. However, we also need to be aware that the existing employee also needs it too.  This will instantly give them a familiar face in the company, and immerse them in company culture from the start. They’ll also know they have someone to turn to with any questions.

Many may benefit from a mentor teaching them new tasks, help them further their career progression and deepen their involvement within the organization.