#3 of HR’s Biggest Lies – Mr. Smith in our West Region is hoarding talent and won’t allow them to move to other regions/departments/etc. Why is this the #3 biggest lie? Because I haven’t come up with the other ones yet and three seemed like a good middle number to start with. I could have also called it HR’s biggest excuse for not doing their job, but lie seems more appropriate because that’s really what it is.
Here’s why saying your leaders are hoarding talent is a lie, because it’s not their job to workforce plan for the organization, it’s yours!
I’ve met some great leaders, who were great at one of two things, either: 1. selecting great talent or 2. developing great talent. I’ve never met a great leader who was good at giving up great talent. I’ve also never sat in front of a leader in any of the companies I’ve worked for and had a leader look me in the eye and say, “No, you can’t have that person.” Wait! I take that back I have had that happen, once.
Here’s how that conversation went: Read more here…
Source: The Tim Sackett Project