Talent Tidbits

Money quote

“The leaders of Great Groups love talent and know where to find it. They revel in the talent of others.” – Warren Bennis & Patricia Ward Biederman, Organizing Genius

Skills shortage
It’s never wise to generalise, especially for something as unique and diverse as ‘skills’. Gartner believes a shortage of Business Intelligence Specialist is hampering projects. Not every sector is affected by the downturn.  Meanwhile, a cohort of very smart people are getting together to discuss the long-term skills shortage facing Australia (brochure)

Job board updates
Poster boy of Australian job board industry SEEK continues to do well.  Executive job site Sixfigures targets global talent, changed name to SixfiguresInternational  Iprofile, UK based resume database, is up live.

Recruitment firms – contrasting fortunes
Talent2’s profit goes down by 92%. Skilled profits went up by 41%.  Perhaps, everything cannot be blamed on the economy.

Internet grows; print face a bleak future
The number of internet users has exceeded 1 billion. Meanwhile, print is predicted to be extinct by 2015.


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