Evergreen Talent: A Guide to Hiring and Cultivating a Sustainable Workforce

Evergreen Talent: A Guide to Hiring and Cultivating a Sustainable Workforce

by Roberta Chinsky Matuson, Roberta Matuson

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Overview

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 results—just 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 workforce—one 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781632651617
Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
Publication date: 02/01/2020
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Roberta Chinsky Matuson is the CEO Of Matuson Consulting, a top management-consulting firm established 20 years ago, which has helped organizations of all kinds—including GM, Microsoft, and Best Buy—achieve dramatic growth and market leadership through maximizing talent. Matuson was named one of 2018 LinkedIn Top Voices for Management & Workplace. She is quoted regularly in media such as the Wall Street Journal, Working Woman, MSNBC.com, NPR, Fox Business News, and CNN. She blogs for Fast Company, Forbes and Glassdoor, and speaks regularly to large professional and lay audiences and has eight courses with Lynda/LinkedIn. Visit matusonconsulting.com for more information.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

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

Appendix 179

Notes 181

Index 183

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