Friday, October 19, 2007

Web 2.0 talent management or talent management with new tools ?

I had a great lunch with Pierre a few days ago, and we obviously talked about Taleo Performance. I have seen some screen shots, and the stuff is really interesting. Obviously, the interface is very much web 2.0 (the tag cloud for network management is particularly interesting) but others like Workstream seem to be following the same lead.

Including personnal network development and involvment in the anual review is really a best practice. I would say it is an opening for what is next in talent management.

For what I have not yet seen, and that I am finding necessary at some clients, is collaboration management. That is to say, not to use web 2.0 tools to enhance the annual review process and enhance the network of people involved in talent management, but to include adoption and usage of the new web 2.0 collaborative tools by a team or community as an indicator of their performance of team work capability.

We should be giving teams responsibility for talent development and assessment very soon. And I have a feeling that Taleo Performance data model is almost ready for that coming customization era.

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