The report aims to understand what leading Indian GICs are already doing, or planning to do in the next few months/years, to meet the talent and leadership challenges in their organization. The research focuses on the four key talent and leadership themes that have been identified as the top agenda items for CEOs and HR leaders.
Talent and leadership challenges in GICs are interlinked with business success and impact; HR and business priorities are aligned to a very high degree. At the same time, Career and Global Mobility, Employee Engagement, and Leadership Development programs are integral initiatives with focus on promoting entrepreneurial, growing the next generation leadership within the GIC.
Indian GICs are emerging as a testing ground for innovation in the talent and leadership domain. India is becoming a home ground for innovating, testing, and then exporting talent and leadership best practices to other regions unlike, initial years where it was the other way round. Strengthening the GIC talent and leadership network represents an important opportunity in the development of the GIC community. Common challenges on talent and leadership have brought GICs together to share best practices, knowledge, and innovations. This effort needs to be expanded across regions and countries.
As GICs are moving ahead and expanding their business scope, the role of HR business partners is getting more pronounced. Today, they are playing a critical role in aligning the business objectives with the aspirations of employees in GICs and shaping the employee value proposition and talent experience. Business leaders understand the importance of this alignment and HR is no longer working as a separate function. Strengthening this alignment is a critical success factor.
Given the significant amount of experimentation and investment in talent and leadership in GICs across India today, there is an opportunity for GIC business and HR leaders to actively engage as a community and share ideas, experiences, and lessons learned. This report is a part of the similar effort and we hope the initial results will contribute to the discussion, exploration, and development of talent and leadership strategies and programs for the GICs in India and their larger global networks and parent organizations.
To purchase this report, please click here: Implementing the GIC Executive Agenda for Talent and Leadership - 2014