A quick thought about talent

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Graduate recruitment has become obsessed with ‘talent’ and me included. The top recruiters all want talent and only talent! A recent article in managament today got me thinking about this. One of the points they were making is that to survive the current economic climate we all need to be positive. Our attitude will help us get out of the economic downturn faster. But if we are busy saying we only want talent that implies many do not have talent.  Keep spreading that message and many may give up or stop trying. And right now we need everyone trying and striving. So perhaps we as graduate recruiters to do our bit for the global economy need to be saying we want ‘talent that fits’..rather than blindly obsessing about talent?!

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