It’s Time to Stop Acquiring Talent

by Evil HR Lady on January 14, 2019

Talent is something that’s inborn, and when you acquire something, you just grab it off the shelf. Well, job candidates aren’t cartons of milk.

It’s Time To Stop Hiring Talent! | Suzanne Lucas | DisruptHR Talks from DisruptHR on Vimeo.

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Mr Cautious Commodity January 14, 2019 at 1:43 pm

For a few years gone long by, I worked for a company that bragged it had management talent “stacked like cordwood,” in order to maintain institutional continuity. Technical talent was just a contractual commodity to be ordered and disposed of like canned tuna.

HR is notoriously similar. Even when technical personnel are hired as employees, HR “outsources” the pre-screening grunt work to headhunters. Perhaps that way HR can keep the “fun” harrassment soap-operas and “organizational fit” screening for itself?


Steve January 19, 2019 at 10:00 pm

When did HR start calling people talent? I’m not in show business. I’m not an entertainer.

I’m an engineer not talent.


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