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The misguided talent war

Here we go again. Just when HR executives were getting used to having a brisk wind behind them in the race to find and retain talent, the demographic and economic winds reverse - blowing back against them and at gale force no less.

As scores of articles in the press and reports issued by various associations, think tanks, and consulting firms all seem to be ......

Full article >>> ction. In the beginning of the piece, `talent' is referred to as a commodity while in the latter sections talent is portrayed as an elite group of highly-skilled and highly-accomplished people.

The author mentions the usual suspects - the growing value of knowledge, skills and intellectual capital, the aging population and the diversity of the workforce - as the key structural changes tha......

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Wooldridge argues that the talent war must be taken seriously, but that talent is often too narrowly or too broadly defined. The author defines talent as brainpower - the ability to solve complex problems or invent new solutions. He argues that the need to gather talent is prevalent among all companies, that the search is now global with even governments getting involved, and......

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Wooldridge concludes by stating that the success of advanced economies is increasingly dependent not on their physical capital but on their capacity to mobilize their citizens' brainpower. He asserts that the rise of global meritocracy is the most beneficial way to achieve this. The author concedes that there is likely to be a backlash against talent but that the way to prevent it i......

Full article >>> ierarchy, albeit one much flatter and with far more wealth concentrated at the top. Indeed, with layers of middle managers removed and companies making increased profits, there has been far more to go around to a smaller group of people. This elitist approach is one reason why there are so many overpaid CEOs while the compensation growth of the majority of workers has remained flat.

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Source:wistechnology.com By Tony DiRomualdo 11/09/06


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