Winning the Talent War: A Strategic Approach to Attracting, Developing and Retaining the Best People / Edition 1

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Overview

Careers for life are apparently gone, yet one of the most valuable assets an organization has is its knowledge—its people. A company's competitive edge will rely on having the best knowledge available. The dilemma facing companies today is how to attract the best people and to keep them in an environment of constant change. Winning the Talent War deals with the complex issues of the strategy behind replenishing the core leadership and management of organizations, within the context of uncertainty about the future and within new organizational structures. It is about ensuring the organization has a strategy to attract, develop and retain those people who have high potential and who are expected to move ahead rapidly in their careers with the prospect of filling senior positions in the organization. High flyers are the life-blood of the organization's future; they cannot just be hired at will, they need to go through a process of building an identity within the organization and developing loyalty to it. Winning the Talent War provides:

  • strategies for the sustainable development of high flyers
  • a practical resource for attracting, motivating and retaining senior management
  • real life examples and cases from organizations around the world
CEOs, senior managers and HR directors will find this book an extremely useful guide to developing strategies for creating a competitive edge through the talents of their people.
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"This book should be read by human resource practitioners who are setting the future strategy for their organisations.", , , EuroBusiness#
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471987536
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/11/2000
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 204
  • Sales rank: 571,766
  • Product dimensions: 0.63 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Charles Woodruffe has worked as a management consultant for fifteen years. His company — Human Assets — is based in London and specializes in creating and implementing strategies to ensure that clients have the staff they need, now and in the future, to fulfil their business strategies. Charles and his colleagues deal with choosing and developing people as well as with their motivation and retention. They work for a range of organizations in the private sector as well as having clients in the public sector. Present and past clients include NatWest Bank, Nomura International, Unisys, HSBC, Canada Life, ESSO and the Bank of England. Charles brings together his degrees in business and in psychology to find effective, practical and lasting solutions to the issues his clients face in the HR arena. He has published widely with articles in Leadership and Organizational Development Journal, People Management and Competency as well as earlier publications in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. His book on assessment centres is in its third edition. Charles can be contacted at: cw@humanassets.co.uk

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction.

2. The Selection Paradox.

3. Roll up for the mystery tour recruiting high flyers.

4. According to their needs motivating and retaining the high flyer.

5. Hire em fire em versus one big family - organisational response to uncertainty.

One day all this will be yours developing high potential staff.

7. A great exaggeration the death of career management.

8. Get out the crystal ball best guesses for the future.

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