Summary of Talent Management

Strategies for Success From Six Leading Companies

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Talent Management book summary
To survive the coming talent shortage without sacrificing your edge, take a few pointers from industry leaders.

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Talent management is a fascinating topic full of potential for dramatic motivational speaking and cutesy pop psychology: Learn to manage talent, excite the troops, spread the vision, enlist the worthy, prepare the next generals and make a tidy profit, all while doing noble work. Alas, the real world of talent management isn’t that simple or passionate, but it does have room for plenty of inspiration, creativity and innovation. Editor Larry Israelite, a vice president and human resources (HR) manager at Liberty Mutual Group, compiles valuable, specific information that hits those high notes. He and the book’s other contributors present a fresh look at talent management ideas. A few of his writers overdo the HR-speak, but most stay pragmatic. From four steps for creating a talent plan to six success stories to 10 tips for getting on board with talent management, this book provides explicit advice for anyone seeking better talent management. getAbstract recommends it to human resources employees and managers as well as their superiors, up to and including CEOs. Now, find that passion.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How talent management can strengthen your business
  • How to integrate business goals and talent plans and improve both
  • How six top companies develop talent
  • How technology can help you manage talent
 

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What Is Talent Management?
Talent management isn’t a new concept to human resources (HR) leaders or to major companies, but it takes on new meaning and greater importance in volatile economic times. The definition of talent management varies among industries, companies and even branches...
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About the Author

Longtime corporate manager Larry Israelite is a vice president and manager of human resources development for Liberty Mutual Group. He also edits and contributes to various publications.


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