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

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Overview

Careers went out of fashion for a reason. They did not seem well suited to the dynamic organizations that are needed to cope with an environment of change. However, having high potential staff is a real concern for an organization — they are a vital component to an organization’s success both in the short and the long-term. In the long-term they will become the leadership of the organization. In the meantime, they fill key executive positions. Choosing, developing, motivating and retaining these people is critical to success. Organizations need a strategy to cover these aspects of human resourcing, while recognizing the contemporary environment, e.g. gaining commitment of staff by offering commitment. This book will help the present generation of leaders to engage and retain the people who are required for current and future success. They are in short supply — there is a battle for their talent. It is a battle that will decide whether an organization has the right people to help win the commercial war.
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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: 1,226,715
  • 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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