Talent Management for a lot of people still equals recruitment. Sure, they’re closely related, but they’re not synonymous. There’s more to both sides of the equation than that.
Like what people might think of your organisation before they join.
So, to push the edge of this blog and provide some light relief after a couple of posts on the UK skills base and competencies (essential, but tough going), here’s a question:
Which of these organisations would you sign up for?
- Ernst and Young, Germany
- Appalachian University
- LA Police Department
- Connected Ventures
Connected Ventures – who? Ah, read on, gentle reader. After seeing how they represent themselves on video, you may decide to change your mind….
Beginning with Ernst and Young, Germany:
I’m inclined to agree with Herr Karge: Im ersten Moment war ich mir nicht sicher, ob dies eine Parodie sein soll (at first I wasn’t sure if this was meant as a parody).
For extended reaction, see Johnnie Moore’s posting on this (and thanks to him for finding it).
Compare and contrast with this Connected Ventures video.
They did all that in one take. No wonder they got bought out last year. Now contrast with:
Appalachia – where’s it’s always 1974.
Hollywood production values in LA, naturally. But does that just make it fiction?
Moral: before HR gets all excited about their new Talent Management Suite, they better make sure they’re talking to marketing or whoever is producing those recruitment videos.