Gyan Nagpal

CEO & Principal; PeopleLENS Global Associates Pte Ltd
Gyan Nagpal
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Gyan Nagpal is a multi award-winning expert on talent strategy who is deeply invested in decoding the changing talent dynamics across the world. The creator of “The PeopleLENS” – a radical new approach to developing globally relevant talent strategy, he uses a unique blend of market economics and talent diagnostics to help organizations create a roadmap for human investments. A student at heart, Nagpal’s pet subjects include organization culture, global leadership practices, and linking business strategy to talent outcomes. He addresses organizational development, talent strategy, Asian management practices, and new age leadership.

Talent Economics. His bestselling book Talent Economics – The Fine Line Between Winning and Losing the Global War for Talent reached No. 1 on Amazon’s list of “100 Hot New Books in HR” within four weeks of its release. In this groundbreaking book, Nagpal takes a refreshingly new, outside-in view on talent management, which brings workforce analysis, management practice, and strategy together.

Today, the microscope on talent is in sharp focus – so much so that most CEOs rank talent management as a top three focus area. Yet many organizations find themselves losing an escalating global battle to find and retain their best employees. The truth is, market realities in Seattle, Seville, or Shanghai are so fundamentally different that one size HR practices and programs are the short road to failure. Talent Economics presents an undeniable case for change and offers compelling evidence that the predominantly reactive talent programs in common use today only end up making an already risky situation worse. According to Nagpal’s research, true progress towards winning the war for talent begins with clarity on what the workforce of the future will look like and ends with talent strategy that is deeply anchored within the business agenda.

Nagpal starts by mapping out the major global talent trends at play and then details how the global workforce will change between now and 2020. He then demonstrates how the fundamental employment relationship (between 21st century employees and their employers) is changing and ends with a refreshingly easy toolkit to help leaders identify where they must invest their precious discretionary dollars. As Nagpal says in the final chapter – “It’s about time you reclaimed your strategic talent agenda.”

Background. Before co-founding PeopleLENS Global Associates, Nagpal devoted 10 years heading strategic talent and organizational development practices across the Asia Pacific region for companies like Deutsche Bank, American Express, and Convergys Corporation. A large part of his last role as regional head of talent and development at Deutsche Bank was focused on strengthening the link between progressive people practices and aggressive business growth targets across 17 Asia Pacific countries. His team at Deutsche Bank won a slew of awards including “Best Leadership Development” (2011) and “Best Training, Learning & Development” (2010 and 2011) at the HRM Asia Awards, the region’s pre-eminent honor for HR. In 2010, Nagpal received the Strategic Leadership Award at the Global HR Excellence Awards for his highly rated PeopleLENS model.

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Talent Economics – The Fine Line Between Winning and Losing the Global War For Talent. Gyan Nagpal tackles the topic of talent strategy from a CEO perspective. In his research, he found that CEOs the world over expect complexity in their businesses to increase but feel unprepared to handle it. The answer? Better people skills and more insight and intelligence. Fighting a combination of weak motivation and changing demographics in the business environment, Nagpal looks at how to build a talent agreement that works for both employee and employer, taking the often ‘fuzzy’ topic of HR and moving it into an economic sphere with a disciplined and measurable approach. Nagpal helps organizations look at these issues in an interdisciplinary way so that they can win the 21st century war for talent.

Global Talent Trends. Nagpal looks at the trends in talent strategy across the world – aging workforce, workforce participation, wage inflation, lack of qualified graduates, shortage of experience, unwanted turnover, and educational proficiency – and how they affect talent and the relationship between employer and employee. He believes talent strategy must be regionally specific and explains how these factors are present everywhere but affect specific countries differently. He also discusses the micro trends and what drives people in their employment – autonomy, mastery, and purpose. Taking a deep dive into the issues, Nagpal helps businesses overcome these challenges and turn the often ‘fuzzy’ topic of HR into a disciplined and measurable strategy.

Asian Talent Trends: Winning the War for Talent in Asia. In a talk customized to an Asian audience or an organization focused on doing business in an Asian country, Nagpal addresses the top regional trends affecting talent strategy in Asia and how to overcome them. Looking at both macro and micro trends, he helps organizations win the war for 21st century talent.

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