Friday, August 24, 2007

Is there really a talent shortage?

In the latest issue (24 August 2007) of the Executive News Service produced by Egon Zehnder International, the top story reads: Leadership: how to build an executive brand

The second story is: Talent management: generation gap forces firms to develop leadership skills at all levels

While, I am naturally happy about development and training programmes, the story does demonstrate the myopic view of most exectives in most firms.

My view is that there is plenty of talent around - and the main problem is that recruitment policies are solidly biased against experienced people in their Fifties, let along people in their Sixties, Seventies and Eighties (many of whom are perfectly able and willing to work).

Rather strange, really, considering that there are, among customers - at least in the developed world - fewer younger people and more older people! Sphere: Related Content

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