Derek Lefley

Growing Your Own Talent

Just to be clear, this is not some sort of “weird science” Sci-Fi article that involves cryo-chambers and inordinate amounts of dry-ice. Nor is it a particularly new concept for many Trusts who are leading strategic thinking on the attraction, retention and rewarding of talented individuals. Rather than stretch your credibility on the capabilities of cloning, this article simply aims to encourage you to think about different ways of collaboration to solve some of the issues being experienced with Talent Acquisition and Talent Management.

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