Revisiting the Talent Acquisition vs. Development Discussion

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
Jan 9, 2012 7:07 AM ET

Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Compa…

For every discussion of business sustainability there is always a side conversation around people.  To compete and differentiate in today’s multi-skilled economy, a company must have the right mix of talent.  However, sourcing these needed competencies can come at a considerable cost, especially in what many believe to be a turning point in the current job market.  The question our sustainability consulting continues to seek to answer: Are efforts and resources better spent on talent acquisition or development?  

Today we find one answer in an intriguing management article from the Wall Street Journal, Fine-Tuning the Perfect Employee. Contained within are some interesting insights into the shifting nature of today’s sustainable talent management.  Highlighted in the post is the growing need to institute programs that define and develop from within the organization. Click here to continue reading Revisiting the Talent Acquisition vs. Development Discussion.   Home to one third of the earth's trees, the Taiga is the largest land-based biosphere and encircles the globe. Its immense oxygen production literally changes the atmosphere and refreshes the planet. It is this continuous renewal that has shaped Taiga Company's vision to drive similar change in the business world. Taiga Company seeks to be the "oxygen for your business".