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Issue #8 - Talent IRL: Not what you were looking for? Good!

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"He only has 5 years of experience, I want someone with at least 8." "Ugh, this person jumped from co
 

Transforming Talent Insights

July 2 · Issue #8 · View online
Feeding the Passion for Transformation: Be it Talent, Culture, Work or HR

“He only has 5 years of experience, I want someone with at least 8.” “Ugh, this person jumped from company-to-company every 24 months.” “That candidate went to school here, they will move back for a job.” “I can’t find any work he did online - he doesn’t have a viable network.” “He is a mini-me. Great!” “She is stronger technically than I am - I won’t be able to be a good leader for her.” “He may have been performing excellently in the area for the last 10 years, but he doesn’t have an engineering degree - so no.” “She was already sorted out by our ATS: why should I look closer?” 
These are just typical examples of what we as HR hear when presenting Talent during recruiting processes. Even though research tells us differently, common myths on how to recognize talent are still pervasive. 
As we look to the future of work, meeting the challenges around upskilling and integrating complexity, the notion that a person is little more than a subset of experience, schooling, and impression management is a very risky one.  We need to look at Talent IRL (In Real Life) differently.
So with that let’s focus on busting some common hiring myths.

What you see, skews your view
Amazon’s Alexa – your next Chief Talent Officer? | Organization | McKinsey & Company
Contributing and learning: thats what we want...
What makes us feel good about our work? | Dan Ariely - YouTube
Take a Chance on Me: Why Unlikely Candidates Make Great Hires | SmartRecruiters
Tim Ferriss: Smash fear, learn anything | TED Talk
Leaders & HR: These tips are for you
Recruiters overrate these job skills, screwing over everyone
Rooting Out Jerks Is More Important Than Hiring Superstars  | Inc.com
How To Write A Job Posting People Actually Want To Apply To
Question of the week
Which hiring myth have you fallen prey to?
I am off to sunny London this week to attend RecFest to learn more about the current state and future of talent acquisition via friends like Hung Lee, Bill Boorman and Joanne Lockwood - and ID some additional myth-busters.  Have a great week everyone!
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Elizabeth Lembke, Transforming Talent Consulting: www.transformingtalent.co and www.transformingtalent.de