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One Page Talent Management: Eliminating Complexity, Adding Value

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  • Posted August 3, 2011

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    Helpful professional's guide to managing talent and developing better leaders

    Business leaders publicly tout their employees as their most important asset because they know that their companies are only as good as the people who work for them. Yet many firms struggle with cultivating and keeping capable workers. Talent-building systems are often unnecessarily complex and inefficient, and they can fail to groom leaders in a timely, professional manner. Instead, human resources experts Marc Effron and Miriam Ort suggest a better way: a simplified approach - based on behavioral science, simplification and transparency - that offers real value in such talent management areas as performance assessment and succession planning. The text seems directed at those with some prior knowledge of HR research and tools, but getAbstract believes anyone in HR or related fields will benefit from this guide's no-frills approach to talent management.

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  • Posted April 29, 2013

    Marissa Combs Book Review Human Resource Selection 4360 Int

    Marissa Combs
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    Human Resource Selection 4360

    I read the book by Marc Effron and Miriam Ort, the book is informative, and yet creative the book titled One Page Talent Management Eliminating Complexity, Adding Value gives an innovative way to source talent into the workplace. The book claims to be a simple approach to a complicated business field but in reality the book is quite complex. Although the book title is One Page Talent Management Eliminating Complexity, Adding Value, the book is not one page but gives the reader an understanding of how putting together talent at a workplace comes together. The book is humorous and thoughtful for the everyday businessperson.
    The book includes details of the talent management process and the different steps it takes to develop talent in the workplace. This work of art is innovative and a good read and I recommend this book to anyone interested in learning about talent management. Talent management experts Marc Effron and Miriam Ort claims that companies unwittingly add layers of complexity to their talent building models and without evaluating whether those components add any value to the overall process. An example of this is when a company wants to add new talent but do not know where to start. The book shows different levels of strategy that the company can take to train and develop their employees.
    The book claims to be simple to the average reader but has some difficult parts to grasp such as the regression analysis. Why I believe this is too complicated because throughout the whole book and the title claims to deliver a simple approach and to the average person in the talent management field may be too much to handle. I like the quote below because the book stands and delivers a simple approach to talent management and allows small and large size companies to develop a new plan to handle their employees.
    Favorite quotes from book
    “Bringing a simple, yet powerful talent management approach to mid-sized companies.”

    Thus, simple processes like setting employee performance goals become multi-page, and headache inducing idlers that turn managers off to the whole process and fail to improve results. The book takes a summary approach so that the reader will not be overwhelmed with unnecessary fillers. Overall, the book shines a new light on the talent management arena and shows that it is not that hard to train and develop employees.

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