The Trouble with HR: An Insider's Guide to Finding and Keeping the Best Talent

The Trouble with HR: An Insider's Guide to Finding and Keeping the Best Talent

The Trouble with HR: An Insider's Guide to Finding and Keeping the Best Talent

The Trouble with HR: An Insider's Guide to Finding and Keeping the Best Talent

Synopsis

A 2006 study by IOMA found that companies with effective talent management practices retain employees for longer time periods and outperform industry averages by 22 percent. But most HR departments are still using the same old cookie-cutter approach to finding new hires. This book offers a revolutionary new approach to attracting and hanging onto the best and brightest talent, providing real-world strategiesfor:




identifying and evaluating prospective employees

• deciding who will develop and progress into the management ranks

• fitting the person's skills to the job

• developing a strategy to groom one's staff and keep them happy

• and finding ways to reward them properly and keep them engaged


The book explores the latest thinking in employee relations, compensation and benefits, training, on-boarding, and development practices. This is a unique, powerful book no one concerned with finding and retaining the best people should be without.

Excerpt

It is fortuitous that a book on talent management appears in the midst of the most serious economic difficulty in two generations. However, this book goes beyond specific issues related to talent and addresses issues relative to the strategies and activities of effective HR departments and to the attributes and behaviors of effective HR leaders. A major contribution of this work is successful integration of talent management, HR strategy, and fundamental leadership. With substantive insights, relevant examples, and practical tools, Taylor and Stern weave their work through the realities of business in general and, in a timely manner, through the economic turbulence of our day.

The basic premise of their work is that talent always matters. In good times, talent is the driver of growth and prosperity. In difficult times, talent is the key mechanism through which companies earn their way back to top-line and bottom-line success. But in . . .

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