Why hiring the best person for the job is not always the best idea

Talent management is a poorly understood concept, writes Copal Mathur

29th January, 2017
A candidate who stands out from the crowd could be an awful fit for your business

A recent talent forum – led by Dr Rob Briner, professor of organisational psychology at University of Bath and Eric Barends, managing director at Centre for Evidence-Based Management – challenged our thinking and beliefs around the concept of talent management itself.

Throughout the session, a few key themes emerged:

1) It is easy to be swayed by popular culture in this field as the large consulting firms are invested in its popularity.

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