"It might seem a peculiar time to talk about talent. Aren’t most people these days happy just to have their jobs? Aren’t employers more concerned about outplacement than recruiting? And what company has the budget to fund expensive training programs? Even these questions indicate a dated view of where talent is and how to get the most out of it. Sure, no one disputes the importance of talent, even in a recession. But, as a Deloitte report contends (.pdf link), companies spend entirely too much time focused on attracting and retaining talent. Moreover, as they do, they often lose sight of what appeals to and keeps hold of talent in the first place..."
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