ISBN 9780071332538,The Executive Guide To High-Impact Talent Management: Powerful Tools For Leveraging A Changing Workforce

The Executive Guide To High-Impact Talent Management: Powerful Tools For Leveraging A Changing Workforce



Tata Mcgraw Hill Education Private Limited

Publication Year 2011

ISBN 9780071332538

ISBN-10 0071332537


Number of Pages 412 Pages
Language (English)


Recent studies show that in the next few years many companies could have only about half the leaders and skilled workers they need--and that these talent shortages will be particularly acute in the critical sectors like engineering, health care, energy, government, manufacturing, and aerospace and defense. As a line executive you need to ask yourself one question: Do we have who it takes to drive business performance in the future? In The Executive Guide to High-Impact Talent Management, David DeLong and Steve Trautman combine wide-ranging research and real-world expertise to chart a clear and efficient path for senior leaders. They show how to not only reduce the risks of talent shortages but also maximize the payoff of workforce and leadership development investments. Sharing their findings based on more than 70 interviews with senior executives and top-rated talent experts and their own experience as leaders and consultants, DeLong and Trautman show you how to: Accurately diagnose talent-related risks that threaten performance Efficiently evaluate and measure workforce and leadership investments Ensure your staff is aligning talent processes to support business strategy Accelerate leadership development and the transfer of critical knowledge Communicate cultural principles that will drive recruiting, development, and retention programs Assess the talent management IQ of your leadership team The Executive Guide to High-Impact Talent Management shows leaders how to translate their belief in the importance of investing in people into concrete actions that will improve business performance. Most important, it shows you how to get started today! TABLE OF CONTENTS 1. The New Role for Leaders in Managing Talent 2. An Executive Framework for Talent Management 3. Aligning Talent Investments to Support Business Strategy 4. Prioritizing Talent Management Risks 5. Evaluating Existing Initiatives?What Role Does Culture Play? 6. Innovative Solutions: Recruiting, Retention, and the Role of Technology 7. Innovative Solutions: Accelerating Knowledge Transfer and Leadership Development 8. Creating Measures That Matter in Talent Management 9. Sponsorship, Urgency, and Integration: The Executive?s Role in Producing Results 10. Managing Talent in the New Economy: Six Lessons from the Leading Edge Appendix A Checklist for the Effective Executive: Questions That Make a Difference in Managing Talent