Talent Management Systems: Best Practices in Technology Solutions for Recruitment, Retention and Workforce Planning / Edition 1by Allan Schweyer
Pub. Date: 12/12/2003
Talent builds world-class products and services, nurtures customer relationships, invents new processes and improves existing ones. Talent inspires, coaches, and leads. Talent builds an organization’s reputation, and over time companies of all stripes will or won’t become valuable because of their talent. To survive in the knowledge economy over the… See more details below
Talent builds world-class products and services, nurtures customer relationships, invents new processes and improves existing ones. Talent inspires, coaches, and leads. Talent builds an organization’s reputation, and over time companies of all stripes will or won’t become valuable because of their talent. To survive in the knowledge economy over the long term, organizations must become focused on managing talent as their most critical resource, and must turn to modern human resources technologies in order to manage their workforce as carefully as they would any physical asset.
Talent Management Systems explains the transformation Web-based technologies have brought to workforce acquisition and management. It examines proven and leading-edge best practices that can improve your organization’s ability to expertly attract, recruit, motivate, develop, and retain staff. And it reveals the tactics and strategies organizations can use to remain competitive in this arena, including:
- Online recruiting
- Building a career site on the corporate Intranet
- Specialized recruitment sites
- Automated screening, sorting, and ranking of candidates
- Building skill libraries and profiling competencies
- Online assessment and testing
- Selecting the right Talent Management System for the job, and choosing a TMS vendor
- Legal, ethical and fairness concerns in e-recruitment
No industry has made better use of Web technology than Human Resources, particularly in recruitment. Some of the Internet’s best known and most successful brands (for example, Monster, CareerBuilder, and HotJobs) are career sites used by millions of jobseekers and hundreds of thousands of employers. Most organizations also understand the advantages of operating a corporate career site and in building their employment brand.
However, despite this early and rapid adoption of technology by human resource professionals, most are just scratching the surface of what technology is available and how it can be used to give an organization competitive advantage. By mastering a talent management system, organizations can:
- Reduce their average time to hire
- Become more competitive employers
- Avoid the lost productivity and momentum that arises when a position lies vacant
- Build rapport, interest, and trust with individuals from the time they apply, throughout the hiring process, during their employment, and even after they leave the organization
- Manage all aspects of the "total" workforce—external candidates; salaried, hourly, and temporary employees; and even independent contractors
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1: The New Primacy of Talent.
Chapter 2: Best Practices in Technology-Enabled Talent Management.
Chapter 3: Corporate Career Site Best Practices.
Chapter 4: Talent Management Solutions: Overview.
Chapter 5: Screening, Sorting and Ranking Applicants.
Chapter 6: Searching and Candidate Sourcing.
Chapter 7: Talent Relationship Management and Workforce Planning.
Chapter 8: Legal, Ethical and Fairness Concerns in E-Recruitment.
Chapter 9: Contingent, Contract, Temporary and Hourly Workers—Total Workforce Acquisition.
Chapter 10: Outsourcing.
Chapter 11: Usability, Implementation, Data Security and Reporting—Talent Management System Essentials.
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My title for this book review may seem a bit out of the ordinary, but so is this book. If you¿re thinking about buying it, you¿re probably hesitant because of the unusually high price. Forget the high price issue. If you are an executive, a company owner, or a human resource professional, this book has more value-per-page than practically any other book you¿ll read this year. The whole concept of talent management is undergoing major change. The whole field is in a state of evolution as a result of the economy, technology, new approaches to employment, outsourcing, the increasing use of metrics, the emerging strategic partnership of the CEO and CHRO, legal and ethical issues, diversity, and more. Talent management has turned into a jungle that seems to get thicker with every step we take. With the increasing complication, this field becomes more difficult to understand¿at the same time that more people and more companies are entering the arena. Somebody who knows what it¿s all about needs to write a guidebook that will explain the terms, dig into the issues, and make sense of all this. ¿Talent Management Systems¿ is that book. And Allan Schweyer, Executive Director of the Human Capital Institute, the leading comprehensive not-for-profit organization in the field, is the ideal author. This book covers just about every topic you want to learn about in the talent management arena. The depth is appropriate for the reader who wants a solid overview with enough detail to ¿get¿ the picture¿and be able to relate all the parts. My problem in reading it was overcoming my habit of turning down page corners. When you turn down almost every page, you eventually give up and realize that you¿ll probably use the index for reference and re-read at least parts of the book over and over. In these pages, you¿ll find lots of best practices. That resource makes this book a valuable asset. Even more valuable, however, is the clarity of presentation as the author explains the terms, the processes, the benefits, and the interrelationships. It¿s all here. I was a bit concerned when I thumbed through the book and found precious few graphics. As I got into the text, I discovered I didn¿t need graphics. The illustrative nature of the words is quite sufficient to convey the messages. The book is current, state-of-the-art. If you¿re in this field, it should be on your shelf¿or better: on your desk. If you¿re considering any aspect of workforce recruitment, management, development, or retention as a career, read the book now. In fact, suggest that your university professor add it to the class reading list. Read the book before you talk with the prof, and you¿ll probably discover you know a lot more than the academic does! I¿ve been in this field¿and its predecessor fields¿for over two decades. Remember, I¿m the one who was turning pages down. ¿Talent Management Systems¿ is highly recommended for practitioners, aspirants, and the teachers and mentors¿who want to help their protégés, but also keep a step ahead of them. I am author of 'How to Become an Employer of Choice' and other books in this field and am familiar with other publications on topics covered in this book.