Issue 50 [ISSN 1712-468]

We are always more anxious to be distinguished for a talent that we do not possess than to be praised for the 15 we do possess.

Mark Twain, Novelist
1835 – 1910

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Focus on Professional Development

Is Talent Management a Fad?

Talent: A characteristic feature, aptitude, or disposition of a person or animal; the natural endowments of a person; a special often creative or artistic aptitude; general intelligence or mental power; a person of talent or a group of persons of talent in a field or activity
Fad: A practice or interest followed for a time with exaggerated zeal

What is talent management—really?

Is it just a hot phrase that keeps individuals employed while they voice and implement their version of the process?

Cited in a 1997 study by McKinsey & Company and recently the topic of a book, Harvard Business Review on Talent Management, talent management is gaining popularity in most HR circles around the globe.

The many definitions of talent management can result in confusion.

  1. To some, it means the management of high-worth individuals—the highly talented.
  2. To others, it means the organizational processes that apply to all elements of developing and keeping employees.
  3. And it can mean matching capabilities to commitments.

The word talent suggests something above the ordinary.

  • Talent on its own does not guarantee success.
  • Lack of talent affects everyone in the organization.
  • The suggestion that you can manage talent is an oxymoron. You can manage the people who have the talent but the superb qualities of talented individuals stand alone.
  • Organizations that squander their most talented people have the most to lose.

Someone who states he or she is implementing a talent-management strategy is not saying much. You have no idea what that strategy entails unless you understand the context and details of the program.

HR success is based on engaging in strategic and deliberate activities in sourcing, attracting, selecting, training, developing, retaining, promoting, and moving employees through the organization.

  • You can increase performance at the individual level by embracing the unique talents, gifts, and abilities of each person.
  • Firing may be part of the development strategy. Full engagement from team members is achieved when their purpose—personally and professionally—is realized within their job role and responsibilities. For some people in your corporate culture, that may not be possible.

As a professional, don´t get caught up in "talent management" buzzwords when you can use holistic and comprehensive professional-development practices to achieve measurable results.

Talent management may or may not be a fad. Build your human-capital development programs on comprehensive models that honor the individual´s purpose while fulfilling the needs and objectives of the organization!

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Upcoming Events

Ken Keis Presents "Secrets to Building a Successful Business"
Entrepreneurial Success Network 7th Business Trade Fair


Vancouver Masonic Centre
1495 W 8th Avenue
Vancouver, BC

When: May 29, 2008
6:00 PM

Ken Keis Presents "Assess For Success"
Canadian Association of Career Educators and Employers
National Conference

Where: Delta Centre-Ville Hotel, Montreal, QC
When: June 1, 2,3, 4, 2008

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Ken Keis Presents at the BC Human Resource Association's
Influence with Impact

Where: Conference Center, Langley, BC
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What´s New?

  • Ken Keis is available as a conference speaker, radio and TV guest, and print interview.
For the past 6 years, Ken has been rebuilding CRG and revising each of CRG´s 12 core assessments. Now that the assessment project is complete, he has time for speaking, training, and media events. Since 1989, Ken has conducted over 2000 presentations and written over 2 million words of content. He has recently presented at several career, HR, and leadership conferences across North America.

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New Positions Available at CRG

Note: The successful candidates for these positions must speak and write English fluently.

Multimedia Technician: Duties and Responsibilities

  • Shoot, edit, and post video to streaming and DVD formats.
  • Record, edit, and post audio to streaming and CD formats.
  • Set up and operate sound and video equipment during live training events, including basic lighting and setup elements.
  • Understand pod and video-casting processes.
  • Lead and direct others in both live events and postproduction applications.
  • Upload and post multimedia files online onto numerous Websites.
  • Manage production schedules and processes.
  • Convert videotapes into various audio and video formats.
  • Edit and add high production values to promotional clips.
  • Understand or be willing to learn online SEO strategies for all media types like You Tube, and so on.
  • Create online learning demos using capture software.
  • Create online impact movies (promotional and informational) using various methodologies—PowerPoint to Flash, and so on.

Sales Specialist: Duties and Responsibilities

  • You have excellent sales and sales-process skills that include prospecting; developing client relationships; skills in the areas of needs-discovery, problem-solving, and solution- and client-focus; the ability to ask for the order; and strong self-discipline in the sales-followup process.
  • You work successfully toward performance targets and achieve sales results.
  • You have a high level of English language proficiency in both print and online environments.
  • You feel comfortable and competent in presenting to all types of client groups.
  • You possess high-level telephone and in-person communication skills.
  • You present a professional image in your conduct, attitude, and attire.
  • You have a strategic understanding on how "sales" serves the objectives of the business and the client.
  • You are expected to make hundreds of sales and customer service phone calls each month—and provide sales reports about the progress of each call. The thought of this opportunity energizes you. This is one of your top priorities for getting sales results.
  • Your attitude is "No matter what, I ALWAYS get the job done!" You don´t accept excuses from yourself and others.
  • CRG´s clients include faith-based organizations as well as Fortune 1000 companies. You are able to connect with both worlds.
  • You have a proven sales record with measurable results.
  • You are willing to work on a performance-based remuneration package.
Eleanor CRG´s Head Office is in Abbotsford, BC.

If you are interesting in applying, please email your résumé to