Lots of people know that ‘talent happens’ in their organisation, but many are not quite sure what ‘talent’ is or how ‘it’ happens. It can be difficult for anyone who wants to know more, to really understand what is done and why it is done in a particular way. Should you get rid of appraisals? Should millennials be treated differently? Should you tell people they are ‘talent’ and others that they are not?
Kate O’Loughlin looks at what the science tells us about the theories behind these ideas, and what other alternatives there might be.