You see it all the time: Talent Acquisition Teams. But what does the title actually mean? Are they looking for talent? Or are they looking for years of experience? Talent is defined as a natural aptitude or skill. But as we know, there are candidates who don’t get the job or even an interview because they don’t have a desired minimum years of experience. Does talent come to fruition only after a certain number of years?
As a huge baseball fan, I’m fascinated by diamonds in the rough — players who’ve been let go by one organization due to “lack of performance,” only to be picked up by another organization and become stars.
For this to happen, the team acquiring them has to have spotted some talent that the other club didn’t.
The thing that amazes me is that some organizations have built championship teams on a consistent knack for spotting such talent.
What do they have that other clubs don’t?
I’d say it’s an acute awareness of their organization’s strengths and how those can play into developing talent into top talent.
Like Major League clubs, many organizations in the healthcare IT world are waiting to draft “the perfect person.”
Imagine how many opportunities those same organizations are missing out on by not understanding which people are lacking the very traits that they themselves could develop and turn them into all-stars.