HR and the Talent catastrophe…

Talent Management – a phrase that’s been on everyone’s lips, not least every self respecting HR professional and even the odd headline hungry CEO.  Howver, I fear we may have lost our way inrecent years in terms of defining what ‘talented’ actually means, how we identify those that that have potential, and how we develop them, their…

R.I.P Recruitment v.2.0

I have had some really interesting conversations on Twitter recently, many on the future of recruitment. One particular conversation with fellow twitterers @mervyndinnen and @billboorman was followed up by a post from Bill on his Recruitingunblog entitled R.I.P Recruitment, encouraging recruiters not to give up on their industry and insisting its not dead. Of course…

No hip grinding please…

Continuing my recent Linked-In stream of consciousness, someone asked me recently what advice I would give a recruiter who is looking to use Linked-In as a tool to help them do their job. Having reflected on this somewhat, I think the answer has to be that if you see it as simply a tool to…