The Right Skills: Bridging the strategy design-delivery gap
When Benoît Claveranne was appointed Chief Transformation Officer of the AXA Group in 2016,1 his first act was to hire Sébastien Van Dyk to head up HR for the transformation teams. Mr Claveranne recalls, “If I did not have someone focusing specifically on people, I had no chance. Integrating talent strategy with the company’s overall strategy may be the most important question of all [for successful delivery].”
A global survey of 500 corporate leaders conducted by The Economist Intelligence Unit2 reveals widespread talent challenges related to strategy. The EIU interviewed Mr Claveranne and Mr Van Dyk to explore the nature of—and solutions to—the talent required to bridge the strategy design-delivery gap.
Gilda is a managing editor with The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Thought Leadership Division in the Americas. Her area of focus is global talent management and she has edited and managed research projects on topics including C-suite perspectives of the human resources function, values-based diversity, talent strategy, the future of the HR function and HR analytics. She has also recently conducted research on the changing role of marketing and customer-centricity. She has presented her research at a number of conferences and webinars.
Before joining The Economist Group, Gilda was an editor of college textbooks at John Wiley. She holds a BA degree from Barnard College and attended the Juilliard School.