Mindset Versus Skills Set


Start Date: 13 Oct 2016

Start Time: 6:00 PM

End Time: 8:30 PM

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Capacity: 40

Venue: Hudson Recruitment 5th Floor, 130 St Vincent Street , Glasgow, G2 5HF › View map

Admission price: Free

Event Capacity: Full

Talent Management
Most organisations not born in the 21st century are experiencing – or should be preparing to experience – significant disruption to their culture, their business models and the very way they work.
Rising customer expectations in speed, ease, seamlessness and mobility means that digital disruption will be a necessity in order to drag ‘non-native’ companies up to speed and to strive for competitive advantage.   With this urgency comes unprecedented challenges in managing organisational transformation, especially with their people.

Understanding The Generational Shift
Much has been speculated about the different generations in the workplace.  Hudson’s Great Generational Shift report, for example, highlights the changing needs and expectations of the new emerging workforce. The digital native generations are predicted to be impatient, likely to leave if not happy and stimulated, independent, demanding, hierarchy-defying, technologically savvy and multi-tasking employees.  If they don’t feel valued, if they don’t get what they want, they’ll leave; moving from one role to another based on what is on offer, whilst the skills needed for a role will change at an ever-faster rate.  In fact, the very definition of a role is becoming more fluid and less defined.  
Here is the crux of the challenge that organisations will face: how to identify, attract and retain key talent if that talent is increasingly mobile yet decreasingly defined by a set of skills?
The key to answer this question is to focus on mindset over skillset.  Defined as an attitude or disposition, an inclination or perspective, mindset is about a person’s approach to their tasks, challenges and opportunities.  It influences a person’s belief in their ability to achieve a goal, their perspective to challenges, their reaction to criticism, success or failure, and how they respond to others’ achievements.

There will be time for networking too

  • 18.00 Registration
  • 18.30 -Welcome CMI Scotland Board Chair Liz Hoskin CMgr FCMI
  • 18.45  - Mindset Versus Skillset – Dr Tim Sparkes CPsychol AFBPsS
  • 19.30 – Q & A
  • 19.50- 20.30 – Networking
  • 20.30 -Close  & Thankyou


Tim Sparkes

Dr Tim Sparkes CPsychol AFBPsS

Tim Sparkes joined Hudson’s UK as Practice Lead in its Talent Management Practice in November 2010. His expertise lies in assessment and talent management, with a particular interest in talent strategy. As such, since joining Hudson, he has provided guidance to clients on talent identification and review, supported organisations in developing new systems for selection and promotion, and helped companies implement platforms for performance improvement at both national and international levels.

Tim has partnered with organisations from a wide range of sectors including financial, telecoms, pharmaceutical, energy and legal. After gaining his doctorate from the University of Oxford, Tim held Managing Psychologist and Associate Partner positions in leading consultancies. Tim is a chartered psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society.

Enquiries contact

Questions about this event should be addressed to Networks Support at networks.support@managers.org.uk or by telephone on 01536 207394.

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