Ongoing Research

Strategic Talent Practices in start-up and high growth organizations – With the steady rise of funding and interest in start-up companies we have seen a significant lack of support and discussion for more strategic HR practices in this area. This is despite the fact that attracting and retaining high quality talent, leadership team capability, and rapidly growing employee populations are all critical issues faced by these organizations. We are currently partnering with E. Rogers Associates and heads of HR in start-up and high growth companies to study their current state of strategic people practices and opportunities to re-purpose existing practices to drive strategic growth.

Crossing the 150 Employee Threshold – Research suggests that Humans are incapable of maintaining collaborative social groups at sizes larger than 150. As organizations move closer to and beyond this threshold fundamentally different leadership and people practices are required to maintain cohesion and effectiveness. We are working with organizations approaching this cusp to understand their key challenges and the impact on their company cultures.

Rapid Online Social Learning – Learning and Development professionals have known for years that transference of skills to on the job performance is a key barrier to achieving Return on Investment for their learnings programs. Yet many organizations only evaluate participant reactions immediately following training and do nothing to assess long term impact. Additionally some organizations are experimenting with programs which blend virtual interaction with in person workshops. At Latchmere Consulting we are piloting interventions which leverage virtual technology, weekly goal setting, social learning, peer coaching and executive coaching methodologies in order to maximize skill transference while minimizing training time and cost.

If you are interested in finding out more about any of our research initiatives or participating in our studies please contact us here.