Stop fretting about hiring the best, start living with realityThere are few truly exceptional people, and just as few truly awful onesBy Adrian Savage12/01/2003|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 12/10/2003 North American HR managers have made two broad assumptions about talent, and both are wrong. First, they overestimate the impact talented people have on performance. The second myth is that there is a growing shortage of talent. These misconceptions feed off each other. If having talented people is essential to corporate growth and supply is short, exceptional measures are clearly justified. But what if neither statement is correct? To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.