Summary of The Future of Talent

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New generations are redefining the workforce, and companies must evolve accordingly.


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London Business School professor Tammy Erickson offers her vision for the “future of talent.” She briefly explains the mind-sets of veteran workers before elucidating how younger cohorts differ. Erickson presents her findings with a disclaimer: While her results contain sweeping generalizations, her aim isn’t to stereotype members of a given generation but to identify their commonalities. getAbstract recommends Erickson’s information-packed lecture to human resources specialists and recruiters responsible for spotting future trends.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What influences shape younger generations within today’s workforce,
  • How to engage these workers and optimize their strengths, and
  • How companies can evolve to attract young or emerging generations.


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Tammy Erickson is an adjunct professor of organizational behavior at the London Business School.

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    Paul Glynn 2 weeks ago
    What a brilliant and up to date explanation of the different generations - for parents, for businesses, for us all!

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