Often times the emphasis in talent acquisition is tenure as evidenced by experience. This ensures that new hires simply come with entrenched mindsets and rigid workstyles to the new organisation. A shift from tenure to talent i.e. what can the potential new employee really offer? Even though it is a cliche, 'thinking outside the box' is easier when our work styles and attitudes to situations have not been 'hardened' by tenure, making adaptability more difficult. Suggest that in the bid to entrench adaptable organisations, talent acquisition processes should focus on assessments that reveal the true value of potential talent, and focus less on the belief that experience (aka tenure) implies success.