NO, the majority of jobs are not hidden - or at least, that is the weight of evidence from where I sit. While it's frequently touted that a significant proportion of positions are filled via the "hidden job market" - meaning the absence of an "old school" formal job advertisement - there have been major … Continue reading Are the majority of jobs still “hidden”?
"Matchmaking". It's a term we generally associate with locating our one and only partner with whom we will share all of life's ups and downs, but that makes it a pretty fair analogy for recruitment and selection. And when talking to executives and teaching students, I find boiling down vast conversations about traditional recruitment and … Continue reading Talk about recruiting – who’s your perfect match?
Debate rages within both academia and industry about whether organisations should apply talent management policies and practices to all employees, or only a small proportion of their workforce. Much of the debate centres on the extent to which talent management differs from more traditional human resource management. A central area of contention between stakeholders is … Continue reading Talk about talent management – just for the elite?
Submission preparations for the preeminent management and organisational studies academic conference - Academy of Management Annual Meeting - is always an excellent opportunity to pause and reflect. This year thoughts turn to vendor and academic developments about the intersection between technology and talent management because I need to choose an aspect of this relationship to … Continue reading Can you systematise talent idiosyncrasies?
Epistemology - no, it's not a swear word, but rather the foundation of, well everything we know, but for me, that means talent management. Let me ask you - How do you know what you know? What does it mean to "know"? Academics, in our role as knowledge creators and disseminators, are well-versed in discussions … Continue reading Epistemology – the foundation for, well, everything!
This year’s DISRUPT.SYDNEY includes the Australian launch of Digital Mike – a real-time rendered photo-realistic avatar. Given my interest in the intersection between talent management and technology, I’m both excited and apprehensive about the role of avatars in the future of work. All of the talk about avatars and the implications of technological innovations for … Continue reading Is “deciphering deception” the talent skill of the future?