The Convergence of Talent and Opportunity – Talent Mobility Scenarios
??The Asia-Pacific Conference panel session on "The Convergence of Talent and Opportunity – Talent Mobility Scenarios" shed light on some of the key aspects of talent mobility, which are becoming increasingly important in the changing landscape of work.Generated by ChatGPT from notes taken by Rhoda Yap, Director, Career Development Centre, INSEAD
The panel session on "The Convergence of Talent and Opportunity – Talent Mobility Scenarios" shed light on some of the key aspects of talent mobility, which are becoming increasingly important in the changing landscape of work. The discussion covered a range of topics, from the importance of transferable skills for start-ups to the role of universities in fostering growth mindset and resilience among students.
One of the key takeaways from the session was the importance of understanding context when it comes to talent mobility. For example, in Australia, start-ups value transferable skills such as critical thinking and problem solving, which are important for success in this sector. Similarly, companies need to focus on the identification and acquisition of skills rather than simply acquiring people in order to invent, invest, and transform over the long term.
Another important point that emerged was the need for universities to go beyond grades and focus on developing growth mindset and resilience among graduates. This is particularly important given the evolving nature of work, where skills such as adaptability and agility are becoming increasingly important.
The panel also emphasized the importance of managing expectations when it comes to talent mobility. Students and job seekers need to recognize that the journey to achieving their career aspirations is long-term, and that competition is an inevitable hurdle. However, with the right mindset and skills they can succeed in achieving their goals over the long term.
Networking was also highlighted as a key factor in talent mobility. Candidates need to understand the power and potential of networking and how it can help them connect with potential employers and opportunities in their field.
Finally, the panel discussed the issue of work authorization and the challenges that companies face when investing in foreign talent. While mobility for senior talent is easier, companies need to strike a balance between local, regional, and international talent in order to achieve the right mix. This can be achieved through a combination of organizational and talent development initiatives, as well as a borderless talent approach that leverages talent who are already in the country.
Overall, the panel session provided valuable insights into the changing landscape of talent mobility and the key factors that are driving this change.