One Page Talent Management: Eliminating Complexity, Adding Value

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A Revolutionary Approach to Talent Management

You know that winning in today’s marketplace requires top quality talent. You also know what it takes to build that talent—and you spend significant financial and human resources to make it happen. Yet somehow, your company’s beautifully designed and well-benchmarked processes don’t translate into the bottom-line talent depth you need. Why?

Talent management experts Marc Effron and Miriam Ort argue...

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Overview


A Revolutionary Approach to Talent Management

You know that winning in today’s marketplace requires top quality talent. You also know what it takes to build that talent—and you spend significant financial and human resources to make it happen. Yet somehow, your company’s beautifully designed and well-benchmarked processes don’t translate into the bottom-line talent depth you need. Why?

Talent management experts Marc Effron and Miriam Ort argue that companies unwittingly add layers of complexity to their talent building models—without evaluating whether those components add any value to the overall process. Consequently, simple processes like setting employee performance goals become multi-page, headache-inducing time-wasters that turn managers off to the whole process and fail to improve results.

In this revolutionary book, Effron and Ort introduce One Page Talent Management (OPTM): a powerfully simple approach that significantly accelerates a company’s ability to develop better leaders faster. The authors outline a straightforward, easy-to-use process for designing results-oriented OPTM processes: base every process on proven scientific research; eliminate complexity by including only those components that add real value to the process; and build transparency and accountability into every practice.

Based on extensive research and the authors’ hands-on corporate and consulting experience with companies including Avon Products, Bank of America, and Philips, One Page Talent Management shows how to:

• Quickly identify high potential talent without complex assessments
• Increase the number of “ready now” successors for key roles
• Generate 360 feedback that accelerates change in the most critical behaviors
• Significantly reduce the time required for managers to implement talent processes
• Enforce accountability for growing talent through corporate culture, compensation, etc.

A radical new approach to growing talent, One Page Talent Management trades complexity and bureaucracy for simplicity and a relentless focus on adding value to create the high-quality talent you need—right now.

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“Of the new business books that came out in 2010, this one stands head and shoulders above the rest.” - HR Professional
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781422166734
  • Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
  • Publication date: 5/18/2010
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 188,955
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author


Marc Effron is President of The Talent Strategy Group, the author of two previous books on human resources and leadership, and a sought-after business speaker. Miriam Ort is Senior Manager, Human Resources for PepsiCo, and has authored articles in leading business publications.
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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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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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




    Introduction
    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.
    Overview
    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.”

    Conclusion
    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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