Rethinking talent models — the why and the how: a view from Deloitte University

Anthony Haynes writes: In a previous post we drew attention to Deloitte University Press (DUP), the publishing arm of Deloitte University, which specialises in leadership. DUP has recently been publishing a cluster of reports under the heading of ‘The Future of Work’. One such report is ‘What is the future of work?‘ The value  of… Read More

Pregnancy, career development, and talent acquisition: Jen Watts Welsh’s story

Anthony Haynes writes: By way of contributing to International Women’s Day, I’d like to recommend an article on a key topic — the perception of pregnancy in relation to recruitment and job application. In the article published by Fast Company, Jen Watts Welsh — who is evidently and expert story-teller — reflects on her experience… Read More

Review of genuinely useful blogs (VIII): Crystal Recruiter

Anthony Haynes writes: From time to time we review blogs in the area of talent acquisition and talent management. Finding good blogs in these fields is not easy: too many of them purport to offer helpful content but turn out in fact to be thinly disguised corporate advertisements. Occasionally, thoug, we find a gem —… Read More

How not to recruit: the trap of ‘essential’ attributes

Anthony Haynes writes: Here’s a problem we see a lot. An employer who wishes to hire writes a specification of the type of employee they want. Included in the specification is a list of ‘essential’ attributes (I’ll use the word ‘attribute’ here, even though sometimes other words — such as ‘skills’ — are used, because… Read More

Behind the scenes in talent acquisition: who is Lina Beynar?

Over the years we have published interviews with many of our employees and associates as a way of both introducing ourselves and explaining what talent acquisition looks like behind the scenes. Today we’re pleased to introduce our researcher, Lina Beynar. Your job title is ‘Researcher’. What exactly do you do? The main function of my… Read More