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Talent management

Waiting for a job to be advertised may be a career-limiting move as employers increasingly grab people with the skills they want - even if it means creating a new position or keeping them on stand-by until the perfect role opens up.
Gina Jardine, general manager of human resources at the technical and innovation arm of Rio Tinto, says a number of recruits to her global team are "opportunistic" hires, taken on despite there being no obvious job opening.

Written by Rachel Nickless30 Jan. 08 22:00

Days of one-on-one advice could be over

A computer judge may sound like something from the pages of a science fiction novel, but it will be just part of the revolution taking place in the legal profession, international legal IT expert Richard Susskind says.
The technical adviser to the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales says in the future lawyers and their clients will increasingly network and research on legal versions of Facebook, MySpace and Wikipedia, where city firms farm out work around the country and offshore, and where courts use artificial intelligence.

Written by Rachel Nickless12 Sept. 07 22:00