The three P’s of Assessing Talent: Process, Purpose and Preparation Lore and literature have long used a crystal ball to predict the future. By simply gazing into the crystal ball, a clear picture of the future will present itself. It makes for a great story but less so for a step in the hiring process.
This year more than most I feel like I’ve learned new things in a short amount of time. We all have. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed so much of our business practices the only thing for certain is that things are changing.
In business, it is often the people who are the difference between business success and business failure. Having the right people in the right seats - in the best of times and in the worst of times - matters.
At first glance, “uncertain times call for a plan” seems counter-intuitive. How can we plan when there is so much uncertainty? That is how I felt as the response to the pandemic impacted my daily life. I didn’t know what to expect from one day to the next. I am a person who likes to be in control and suddenly seemed to have none.
I love rock and roll music—The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, and Aerosmith are just a few of my favorites. There’s something about the energy, intense rhythms and amazing talent, especially from the classic 80’s. Have you ever wondered how talent scouts go about finding the next Mick Jagger or Steven Tyler?