We have a big problem with this concept in HR.
We want everything to be fair. At the core of what we do, though, is the most unfair dilemma that we can do nothing about. Our people come to us with talent. It is never equal. We can try to help our employees leverage the talents they have, but in the end it’s their talent, their desire.
I work my butt off, but Mary makes more sales than me, and she doesn’t put in half the effort I do! Yep, she has more talent.
I am loyal to this company, and Bill hates this place, but he got promoted! Yep, he has more talent.
I just can’t seem to find a solution to our problem, then Sue finds it after working on it for ten minutes. Talent.
Everything we do in HR and Talent Acquisition comes down to us managing the inequalities of talent in our organizations.
Turns out, talent isn’t fair.