It's 2008 - Do you know where your talent is? We're looking forward to a record year of webcasts and content in the year ahead by looking at one of the most important issues our economy faces as we look at 2008 and beyond. Where will we find talented individuals and how will we get them to work for us?
Perhaps the very language we use has become a barrier. We tend to think of the talent world from an ownership perspective as in, Talent Acquisition. But, as much as we would like to believe that new employees will stay for the rest of their careers, intellectually we know that's not likely - what we're really talking about is the acquisition of talented work, not talented workers. Changing the "hire first - deploy later" mindset requires that organizations make changes to the way their work is designed. But companies that can make this shift allow themselves to be much more nimble and compete in an economy that demands this kind of adaptability. They also tap into the institutional knowledge possessed by a large sector of today's workforce that prefers contingent work to retirement, but isn't even thinking about a new "job."
This webcast offers an opportunity to remove the tunnel-shaped lens through which we view our daily activities and think about how organizations can actually get work done in the Age of Talent - an age defined by tight labor markets, product cycles that turn at dizzying speeds and unprecedented global competition.