Bob Duffy
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Bob Duffy liked Laura Purt's blog post Could your Recruitment Strategy be Damaging your Consumer Brand?
Dec 4, 2012
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Mar 14, 2011
Joe commented on Bob Duffy's blog post 'Talent war? It’s time to banish this cliché'
"Can you add, "rockstar" to this?  I still see this in many job descriptions.  This is usually used by agencies and not corporate world.  It has the same effect on me as nails on a chalkboard when I have heard my fellow…"
Feb 22, 2011
Alasdair Murray commented on Bob Duffy's blog post 'Talent war? It’s time to banish this cliché'
"The war for talent first surfaced as a phrase when the employment market was failry healthy and certain sectors had a shortage of suitably qualified and skilled candidates. Now, with unemployment levels at their highest for some time here in the UK…"
Feb 22, 2011
Richard Stephen commented on Bob Duffy's blog post 'Shouldn't your corporate culture inspire your employer brand--and vice versa?'
"my eyes are bleeding with the jargon"
Feb 20, 2011
Sylvia Dahlby commented on Bob Duffy's blog post 'Talent war? It’s time to banish this cliché'
"Thank you Bob! I agree. And for those that don't, excuse me for preferring not to think in military terms when it comes to healthy competition in business. I had a sales manager that regarded clients are territory to be taken and a battle to be…"
Feb 18, 2011
Jon Prete commented on Bob Duffy's blog post 'Talent war? It’s time to banish this cliché'
"Although "Talent War" is a bit strong -- and we never use that term at our staffing firm -- the fact is (and I speak for the IT industry only), businesses have transformed the way they used to do business because of the recession.…"
Feb 18, 2011
Sandra McCartt commented on Bob Duffy's blog post 'Talent war? It’s time to banish this cliché'
"Don't know if it is my machine but this thing is dropping words.  I really have had coffee and it didn't have anything in it.  :)"
Feb 18, 2011
Sandra McCartt commented on Bob Duffy's blog post 'Talent war? It’s time to banish this cliché'
"How about we quit depersonalizing people.  People are not talent, they are not human capital.  They are people.  Some are talented some are not.  Some are just good people looking for a job.  I had all the jargon and buzz…"
Feb 18, 2011
Richard Stephen commented on Bob Duffy's blog post 'Talent war? It’s time to banish this cliché'
"I feel like I need to stick up for Bob. He has a kind face... I wish we could banish all office jargon. The war for talent is a bit over the top. I feel I must stick up for the humble dictaphone though... a marverlous piece of technology! Nice pic…"
Feb 18, 2011
John Smith commented on Bob Duffy's blog post 'Talent war? It’s time to banish this cliché'
"@Jim in the Real World. I guess you are  a real proponent of jargon. and cliche in HR.....certainly suggested by your blog. There are many good reasons that HR exists and is important. It is not a wartime function like the armed forces and its…"
Feb 18, 2011
Richard Stephen commented on Bob Duffy's blog post 'Talent war? It’s time to banish this cliché'
"Talent Tickle."
Feb 17, 2011
Sandra McCartt commented on Bob Duffy's blog post 'Talent war? It’s time to banish this cliché'
"If you think that's bad try this.  We have evolved from "problems" becoming "issues".  the lastest jargon is "issues' are no longer "issues" or "problems" now folks have a business…"
Feb 17, 2011
Paul Basile commented on Bob Duffy's blog post 'Talent war? It’s time to banish this cliché'
"Who cares? The idea is to identify the right talent for the right job and we are, collectively, terrible at that.  I really don't care if it's a war or skirmish or love-fest."
Feb 17, 2011
Barbara Goldman commented on Bob Duffy's blog post 'Talent war? It’s time to banish this cliché'
"I never knew we were in a war, seems more like a wrestling match."
Feb 17, 2011

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Name
Bob Duffy
Job Title
Managing Consultant
Company
Insight Consulting, LLC
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Consultant
How many years have you been in the business?
>15 years
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All Industries
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<10
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Bob Duffy's Blog

Talent war? It’s time to banish this cliché

Posted on February 16, 2011 at 1:40pm 16 Comments

If you pay attention to some commentators on recruiting and human capital management, we’re at war.  No, I don’t mean the one in Afghanistan, or even the one against terror. I mean the War for Talent.

I s there anyone out there who, with me, sees this metaphor as tired and tastelessly inaccurate in today’s…

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Shouldn't your corporate culture inspire your employer brand--and vice versa?

Posted on February 14, 2011 at 8:30am 1 Comment

Are practitioners of employer branding in this country too enamored of the market-centered metrics of packaged goods branding to see the strategic role that human capital branding can play in the talent environment of their organization? When you build an employer brand, rather than obsessing about market factors and what competitors for talent are promising potential recruits...why not focus first on the native culture of your workforce? Shouldn’t this be your organization's most authentic…

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