Monday, August 10, 2009

WHAT IS talent? How can recruiters and employers spot it and quantify it?

Hmm. Interesting. So, the next time you go for an interview and before you open your mouth and make lofty demands and promises, please ask this fundamental question: Do I possess any TALENT? Followed by: If I'm half past six, then exactly how half past six am I?


Dave Ulrich, professor of business at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, has devised a formula: Competence + Commitment + Contribution = Talent.

Competence means that individuals have the knowledge, skills and values required for today’s and tomorrow’s jobs.

Committed or engaged employees work hard, put in their time and do what they are asked to do.

Contribution occurs when employees feel that their personal needs are being met through their participation in their organisation.

The whole person is involved, says Ulrich: Competence deals with the head (being able), commitment with the hands and feet (being there), and contribution with the heart (simply being).


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