For a long time, most talent management rules were simple. Employees were hired to do a specific job. They had one manager who was, in turn, being managed by someone else in the same function—all the way to the top. Everyone stood on one rung of the same vertical ladder, and ultimately all employees had the same choice: climb up or step off.
Since there wasn’t much room to challenge the status quo or think outside of the box, talent management tools weren’t built for agility. They were created to support HR as an administrative function and they did just that—nothing else.
Today, HR is a much more strategic role, and the same set of tried and true tools therefore no longer suffice. Modern people leaders aren’t just filling out spreadsheets; they’re revolutionizing the way we work and transforming the employee-employer relationship. They need disruptive technology to unlock agility, prepare for the future of work, and ensure they have the right skills in the right place. And that’s where one game-changing new tool comes into play: the talent marketplace.