Is the term "talent" suddenly on the outs in today's turbulent times?
Some think so, arguing that the whole concept of talent will become a lot less fashionable in the brutal 2009 environment even while chillingly detached terms like "reduced headcount" make a comeback (Kellaway, 2008).
But it won't really be that stark or simple, suggests i4cp research. Managing talent may, in fact, become more of an imperative in 2009.
Read the full TrendWatcher, titled Talent Management in the Wake of Bloody Monday.