Kevin Wheeler

About the Author

Kevin Wheeler is a globally known speaker, author, futurist, and consultant in talent management, human capital acquisition and learning & development. He has founded a number of organizations including the Future of Talent Institute, Global Learning Resources, Inc. and the Australasian Talent Conference, Ltd. He hosts Future of Talent Retreats in the U.S., Europe, and Australia. He writes frequently on LinkedIn, is a columnist for, keynotes, and speaks at conferences and events globally, and advises firms on talent strategy. He has authored two books and hundreds of articles and white papers. He has a new book on recruiting that will be out in late summer of 2016. Prior to his current work, he had a 20+year corporate career in several San Francisco area tech and financial service firms. He has also been on the faculty of San Francisco State University and the University of San Francisco. He can be reached at

What the #$##@ Is Human-centered Design and Why Should Anyone in Recruiting Care?


Jill inherited a recruiting function in a large company with operations in numerous locations across the world, although her primary concern was for the operations within her country. With more than 10 locations, some in remote areas, recruiting had always been a struggle. Attracting qualified people, especially at the salaries they were able to…

7 Ways We Created the Current Talent Shortage

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Just about every consulting firm, CEO, hiring manager, and recruiter believes there is a significant shortage of qualified people for existing and emerging jobs. This belief is especially true for positions requiring engineering, science, computing, and math skills. Many educational institutions are refocusing efforts to produce more STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math)…

Candidate Engagement — Is That What You Really Want?

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Albert Einstein said, “Nothing happens until something moves.” Recruiting operates under a similar rule: nothing happens until someone does something — looks at a job description or applies for a job. While candidate engagement sounds good, unless it leads to some desired action, it is not valuable. The real goal is to get the…

The 8 Things That Make Talent Leaders Successful

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Editor’s Note: Readers sometimes ask about past TLNT articles. That’s why we republish a Classic TLNT post every Friday. What makes a person an outstanding talent leader? Is it the ability to set a vision, develop a strategy, or manage a budget? Or is it something much less visible and subtler? Leadership is not…