Now talent communities are apparently the latest cure for all of your talent troubles.
One the surface, the talent community concept seems like a brilliant “no brainer.”
However, like Socrates, I believe there is value in questioning everything. So when I start seeing a strong buzz about just about anything, I immediately hit it with a dose of healthy skepticism and start asking some tough questions.
I’m well aware that there are talent acquisition leaders out there right now that are saying, “What we really need is a talent community,” primarily because of the buzz the concept has been building over the past year or so. I worry that these same people are placing blind faith into the talent community concept out of the hope that it will help them in some significant manner with their talent acquisition challenges.
When I attended a webinar on building sustainable talent communities the other day, I felt it raised more questions than it provided answers. Because I know I can’t be the only person wondering about the validity of the talent community concept, I thought it would be a good idea to share with you my thoughts and questions. Continue reading