Companies invested more than three billion dollars in talent assessment in 2014, which is pretty solid evidence that hiring the right people remains one of the most important human resource functions out there. If people are a company’s most valuable resource, then recruiting the right people should be among an organization’s top priorities.
John Sullivan, PhD., a leading talent management expert, studies trends in people analytics. Rather than looking at the most common and widely accepted best practices in hiring, Sullivan focuses on what he calls “bleeding-edge trends” to provide the best prediction of what will most impact recruitment in the near future.
“These trends are unique and rare because they have been adopted by less than five percent of the major firms. However, they are important for all recruiting leaders to know and watch because they signal the path that all progressive firms will eventually have to follow,” says Sullivan.
I appreciate his approach because it pushes leading-edge thinking further by forcing companies to contemplate tomorrow rather than today--a core value at The SyN Learning Institute. We make it our job to scan the horizon for what lies ahead in human resource and talent management in order to bring you the most current thinking and training on those trends.