Talent at work (… or specific terminologies for labour engagement)
29 March 2017 at fanfare
The original use of the term talent was as a unit of measurement. In Roman times, one talent was equivalent to 32.3 kilograms, while in Ancient Greece that talent was 26 kilograms…
In the Parable of the Minas, which appears in the New Testament (Matthew 25:14-25:30), a lazy servant searches for his buried talent, while two other servants present their earnings to their master. What is to be remembered is the following, talent is better being put at used that kept for yourself. Talent shouldn’t be spoiled.
The term 'talent' has been an ever-increasingly used term within the field of human ressources and employee management. Within that context, the 'talent' is somebody that has an unique set of skills which is lent to its employer and used according to the company's purpose. Mirjam Reili and François Girard-Meunier managed to learn how talented they were through several job opportunities (in call centers, within the hospitality industry...). There, they were remembered about how much their unique abilities within these specific labor contexts were to be seen as innate gifts that shouldn't be spoiled.
On March 29th, Mirjam Reili and François Girard-Meunier would like to invite you for ‘Talent at Work’, a presentation which is the result of thinking about issues of language use within the workspace for the purpose of employee engagement.