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CAPITALIST WEBCAST: Should HR Strive to be the Authority on Talent?

Thursday at 12:00 noon eastern time, Steve BoeseEd Newman and I will be sitting in on a panel sponsored by Plateau Software: HR as the Authority on Talent. 

Here's the concept related to Talent Management:

An authority is defined as the undisputed expert in a particular field. And, just as the CFO is the authority on finance and CIO the authority on IT, HR leaders are emerging as the authority on their organization’s greatest variable expense—its people.

Our discussion will be guided by the following questions:

  • What do HR leaders need to establish this authority?
  • What’s different now from previous “seat at the table” moments for HR?
  • What role does technology play?

Register for the webcast and join us to hear the rest of the dialogue.  With Ed Newman and Steve Boese on the line, I can assure you it will be worth the time and interesting.

Should HR strive to be the authority on talent?  I could argue either side, but I know this - if you're too lazy to strive to be an authority on something, you're dead weight.  I'm looking forward to mixing it up with Ed and Steve.

If you want to follow along on Twitter, the hashtag for the discussion will be #TalentAuthority.

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Devon Shane

What a poignant discussion to be having! My view is that HR doesn't have much of a choice in the matter. They are already seen as the talent authority for the most part, with the exception of recruiters perhaps. There is an increasing amount of research and literature emerging about talent management and the importance of talent management is being increasingly recognized. As of now, there is no other organizational function that I think makes more sense to have managing talent than HR! Perhaps we need to develop a separate talent management function for organizations so HR can focus on their already heaping plates.

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