We have all heard the term “Employees are our assets” but what do we do with our assets? We depreciate them by stretching them and stressing them to the limit and treat them as a disposable commodity. Assets need to be nurtured and to do that you need to stop recruiting 'recruits'. You need to start identifying or spotting talent and use talent agents, not recruitment agents working for talent agencies. I can see some of the readers frowns and think, is this some sort of gimmick. What can a small change deliver?
A small change like this might appear insignificant but it also demonstrates intent. An intent that can then be used to create a structure on how you would behave differently. It answers the question of why you want to change to talent spotting as it is the first step that the organisation can take. Language is not a channel that not only allows us to communicate but also form concepts and shape our thinking and essentially influence and or alter behaviour. Language helps us perceive the world and that determines how we behave as a result. If we want to truly address the issue of retention, engagement, let us start by spotting talent and nurturing.