The link between talent management and client relationships
The subject of talent management is a hot topic across many professional services at the moment and it was also identified as a key concern among management consultants by analysts IDC, who held a recent dinner and debate on the subject, sponsored by Orac

An audience of managing consultants and heads of HR from larger practices joined in a lively debate facilitated by Jan Duffy, one of IDC's leading industry analysts, at the Berkeley Hotel, London, on 22 November 2007.

Representatives from Hitachi Consulting, PwC and Accenture, to name just a few, participated on what turned out to be an interesting and informative evening.

Delegates debated issues such as mapping changing needs with available talent, developing mutually beneficial client relationships and bringing together client relationships and talent management. For those who couldn't attend the event, a transcript of the discussion can be downloaded here.