Finding the right talent is hard. Finding the right talent that will prosper and stay is even harder. Business growth is being stifled and fields of office cubicles remain empty due to the fierce competition for talent today with job openings having recently surged to a record high: 6.55 million.
Evergreen Talent will show you how to attract, find, and keep employees for the long-term. What many organization leaders fail to understand is that you can’t simply transplant a competitor’s talent strategy and achieve the same resultsjust as you can’t take plants suited to a warm climate and expect them to thrive in chillier locales. The conditions are too different. But a company that takes the time to examine its own environment, select talent accordingly, and nurture its people will stand tall, regardless of economic conditions.
In Evergreen Talent Roberta Matuson, aka the Talent Maximizer, challenges leaders to think differently about their approach to growing a sustainable workforceone that will regenerate regularly, with minimal effort on their part. The book is filled with pragmatic advice, case studies, and best practices from companies that have done this successfully. Also included are tools to help readers assess their workplace environment and populate their organization with talent that will continue to grow, year after year.
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Table of Contents
Part I Preparing Your Organization for Perpetual Growth
Chapter 1 Debunking the Myth: Talent Will Grow Where It's Planted 7
Chapter 2 Surveying the Terrain: The Five Essential Elements Needed for Evergreen Talent 17
Chapter 3 Tilling the Organization: Preparing Your Environment for a New Approach to Talent Cultivation 37
Part II Seeding Your Organization
Chapter 4 A Matter of Climate: Identifying the Right Saplings for Your Environment 51
Chapter 5 Abundant Hiring: Sustainable Hiring Practices for Optimal Growth 65
Chapter 6 Corporate Regeneration: Reinvigorating Dormant Workers 81
Part III Cultivating Your Workforce
Chapter 7 The Need to Weed: Making Room for New Growth to Flourish 95
Chapter 8 Growing Talent from Seedling to Redwood 107
Chapter 9 Replenishing Talent: Ensuring Your New Crop of Talent Takes Root 127
Chapter 10 The Canopy of Mature Workers: Why Evergreen Employees Are Vital to Your Company's Survival 145
Part IV Creating and Sustaining Growth
Chapter 11 Nurturing Employees to Greatness 155
Chapter 12 Corporate Pruning: Getting Rid of Dead Wood to Make Room for New Growth 169
Conclusion Some Parting Words 177