Tag Archives | Talent Management

12 Simple Steps to Kill Innovation

    1. Hire innovative talent 2. Expect innovators to fit into rigid rules about cultural norms 3.  Allow gossip about small perceived differences to run rampant 4. Listen to people who demonize the innovator for not fitting into the mold 5. Become annoyed that the innovator can’t seem to confirm 6. Place more emphasis […]

Talent Acquisition – part 1 – Business Strategy

Strategy The primary reason recruiting is still broken in many organizations is that it is rarely approached as a long-term, strategic, mission-critical endeavor. Stay with me a minute because what comes next may stretch your credulity. Talent acquisition needs to be prioritized and organized the same way you would organize a strategic business unit that […]

Talent Acquisition – Recruiting ‘Through the Looking Glass’

  “Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that!” – The Red Queen to Alice in “Through the Looking Glass” – Lewis Carroll Talent acquisition is different from […]

Invest more money to lose better people?

Few leaders would agree that this is sound business strategy. And yet it happens often, even in sophisticated organizations with significant resources. One example: In the midst of working on talent acquisition strategy with a leading bank, an urgent need arose to trouble-shoot recruiting and retention for the role of personal banker in hundreds of […]