July - August 2013 issue  

Why link talent and reward?



"With all the buzz around talent, you need a talent strategy that uses reward to reinforce the right behaviours' for the whole organisation rather than just the current superstars"  




When you hear the words 'talent' and 'reward' in a business context, what comes to mind? 


An image of a corporate 'superstar' perhaps. The kind of person who comes armed with an MBA from a top business school and a reputation for walking on water. And who attracts a reward package to match.


But is that the whole picture? We don't think so. In this newsletter we explore how  taking a broad approach to the link between talent and reward can bring lasting benefit to your organisation.


In this issue:

■ Guest Feature: Talent development - whose responsibility?

■ Rewarding Tips for Linking Talent and Reward

■ Why link reward and talent? 

■ Next newsletter - September 2013




If you've found something in this newsletter helpful, or there's a topic you'd like to see us cover in a future issue,

please drop us a line.

Best wishes
Sylvia Doyle
Reward First � People Consulting

Guest Feature: Talent Development - whose responsibility?


This blog was written by Helen Jamieson Director of Jaluch Ltd, a well known and widely respected HR consultancy operating across the UK. 


Let's assume that your organisation has completed a training needs analysis, drawn up a talent development strategy, and agreed a budget. Now you are looking to identify training providers and suitable programmes.


But before you put any programmes in place, can I ask you just a few questions about responsibility? Namely, responsibility for funding for development programmes, responsibility for progressing individual careers and responsibility for maximising learning and skills through attending development programmes. 


Why link reward and talent?


According to reward consultant Vicky Wright*, sound reward management isn't just about market pay. It's about a total employment offer that "attracts and retains the right people and rewards them for achieving a sustainable high-performance organisation".  


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About Reward First � 
People Consulting

We are a specialist compensation and benefits consultancy with a proven track record of delivering pragmatic reward 
solutions since 2004.

Reward First � People Consulting is led by Sylvia Doyle  founder and Managing Consultant. 


Contact us on Tel.:01367 710 618 or by Email

Introducing our partners


If you've worked with us, you'll know that we offer an expert reward service. But did you know that we can also give you access to a much wider range of HR-related expertise - via our network of partners?


Executive search, HR consultancy and training, career development and sector-specific reward knowledge are just some of the additional services in our partner network.


Crucially, we only work with trusted partners who share our values - integrity, business focus and commercial acumen - and whose expertise we know to be proven. You can find out more here 


If you're interested in exploring how an integrated approach to your HR needs could benefit you, why not get in in touch.  


News and updates


 On the home front, training is underway for our big cycle ride from London to Paris in Sept to raise funds for Diabetes UK a charity close to our hearts. A big thanks to all you lovely people who are supporting and inspiring my 12-year old son Conor & I.  


■ It was great to see some of you at the 

Annual CIPD Reward Conference 2013 in May; the feedback from the workshop was very positive. Thanks to all.


Next Time 
The topic for the September 2013 Newsletter is on developing your reward infrastructure.


If there is a topic that you would like me to cover in a future issue please contact me


Please note that this information is provided as general guidance only. If you need specific advice relating to your requirements, please contact us on +44 (0) 1367 710 618. 

Tel: +44 (0) 1367 710618      Email: [email protected]
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