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Attracting and keeping talent

John Hagel has a brilliant summary of talent acquisition and how to avoid talent drain.

… we are seeing a new rationale for the firm emerge – firms exist to accelerate talent development. This is increasingly the reason why people choose to affiliate with firms.

The winners in the global economy will be the firms that can find ways to break this vicious cycle and harness network effects for talent development both within and across firms.

Some of the areas covered include:

  1. Attract and retain vs. develop.
  2. Training vs. learning.
  3. Attract and retain vs. access and motivate.
  4. Automation vs. amplification.
  5. Strategic importance of growth.

I highly recommend reading the whole article. John doesn’t post often, and when he does it is something insightful - well worth adding the RSS feed.