As an Executive recruiter of over 18 years, my biggest bugbear is that leaders of organisations do not consider recruiting talent in the same way they evaluate the acquisition of a high value piece of manufacturing equipment or technology.

For some reason most leaders still see recruitment and the management of their talent as a cost and a transactional process. No idea why but all the evidence is out there to back this argument up.

This article takes a similar and frustrated view, providing advice to HR Leaders on how to get their Boards to reallly value to Talent Acquistion and Development programmes. Without high calibre people, Leaders have nothing and no business foundation to achieve their objectives and yet they still don't change their fiscal views of "Talent"