Success stories in business aren't as prevalent as they used to be, so when six of them pop up, it's noteworthy. A recent book puts the spotlight on a handful of business standouts.
Tough economic times demand more, not less attention to talent management, or at least that's what everyone says. The expertise and trend-setting practices of six "industry giants" are revealed in the new book, "Talent Management: Strategies for Success from Six Leading Companies."
Edited by Larry Israelite, vice president and manager of human resource development at Liberty Mutual Group, "Talent Management" is designed to be a road map to cultivating a highly responsive, high-performance, sustainable organization that meets its business targets. This book features the expertise and successful strategies of prominent business executives from Cisco, McDonalds, Avon, Liberty Mutual Group, Ciena, and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.
Chapters focus on management's role, the impact on processes and practices, links to business results, the impact on company strategy, current research on the topic, and software selection.
Talent Management also:
- Describes a key shift in the dynamic between employer and employee and explains how a focus on talent can enable organizations to achieve big feats.
- Lists 10 tips for moving toward a talent-driven culture.
provides insight into different ways organizations define talent management and implement talent management initiatives, hopefully allowing readers to draw lessons that are applicable to their own companies.