Lots of people know that `talent happens' in their organisation, but many are not quite sure what `talent' is or how `it' happens. It can be difficult for anyone who wants to know more, to really understand what is done and why it is done in a particular way. * Should you get rid of appraisals?* Should millennials be treated differently?* Should you tell people they are `talent' and others that they are not?Kate O'Loughlin looks at what the science tells us about the theories behind these ideas, and what other alternatives there might be.