Managers tend to assess people’s skills by looking at their current roles and jobs titles. However, employees have additional skills and passions they want to use, and which you can leverage. Human resources and change management experts Edie Goldberg and Kelley Steven-Waiss provide detailed examples, drawn from companies in various industries, to help illustrate six core principles organizations can use to tap into employees’ skills. By leveraging your current workforce in new ways, you can create an agile organization, able to adapt to the fast-changing forces of the new digital economy.
About the Authors
Edie Goldberg, PhD, is a nationally recognized expert in talent management and organization development who focuses on designing HR processes to attract, engage and retain employees. Kelley Steven-Waiss – the former chief human resource manager of HERE Technologies – is the founder and CEO of Hitch Works, a cloud-based talent mobility platform.
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