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November 07, 2007


Bob Gately

When HR helps managers hire for talent HR is held in high regard.

Talent is something employees bring to their jobs not something they can acquire after they are hired.

To hire for talent we must measure talent.

It is the measurement of talent that is the hard part. Most HR departments don't measure talent even if they do assess for competence.

Talent is not competence.

Bob Gately


Well put, Kris. You don't hear CEOs and CFOs whining like this. Deeds, not words, and certainly not complaints, will change the perception of HR.

Matthew E. Johnson, Ph.D.

Excellent advice - I could not agree with you more. Nobody ever complained about somebody who provides value.

wisdom teeth

I wrote to Calgary Transit several times in 2000 and 2001, and it was like pulling wisdom teeth to get that info, but it finally came through in an email. I’d have to root around in my digital archives for the final

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