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 ERE.net, 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 kwheeler@futureoftalent.org.

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

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)…

The 8 Things That Make Talent Leaders Successful

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…

Never Look a Candidate in the Eye

How much recruiting can be done virtually rather than face-to-face? Video interviewing, online simulations, talent communities, and the use of tools such as Twitter or Snapchat are heatedly debated for their value versus a face-to-face encounter. Is one way better than another? What’s the real story? Can a recruiter effectively recruit top-quality people…

Three Cool Products — Clear Company, Findly, and Wanted — Found at the HR Technology Conference, Las Vegas

Even though more than two weeks have passed since the HR Technology Conference in Las Vegas ended, it seems that the positive vibes from the event continue. As a futurist, whenever I attend I focus my attention on the technologies that are emerging rather than the mainstream ones that most HR professionals have…

Beyond Words: How Generation Y is Redefining Learning For Everyone

Gen Y, those in their 20s now, are born of bits and bytes. They hardly read. They watch play computer games, watch movies on the Internet, have made YouTube their favorite destination. This generation is the one that will redefine learning. And because of them book-based learning, lectures, stand-up teaching, grades, honor rolls,…

5 Ways to Build a Crowdsourcing Strategy to Uncover Hard-to-Find Talent

Hard-to-find talent isn’t interested in submitting resumes or engaging with career sites. These are busy people, deeply focused on a project or idea. Reaching them is not only difficult — it’s often next to impossible. Many do not have an online presence. Most will not respond to emails, Tweets, or phone calls —…

How to Create a Sourcing Strategy

While confusion seems to reign among recruiting leaders on how to build effective sourcing strategies, Donna Quintal at Sears Holdings Corporation has been able to craft a powerful set of analytics over the past few years to help predict where hiring will occur before the requisitions appear and what sorts of candidate communities…

8 Traits of Successful Talent Leaders

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 something we are born with, although we may have a general aptitude. It takes insight into what leadership…