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Talent Management in the 21st Century: Help Your Company Find, Develop, and Keep its Strongest Workers

Summary: Faced with increasing global competition, businesses are finding it increasingly difficult to attract, develop, and retain skilled workers. The human resources department is the first step in hiring and training capable people, but developing those employees into dynamic, motivated contributors to the company's process is the responsibility of management from the top down. To drive performance, manage the rapid pace of change, and create sustainable success, a company must integrate and align talent management processes in its business strategies. The key to a successful program lies with the cooperation of all departments with every manager playing a role in strengthening the company's overall talent. The approaches discussed can help those in management positions to take on a vital role in talent management processes. A sidebar article lists best practices for talent management.

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  • Topics: Human Resources, Leadership
  • Keywords: Employee retention,Human resources (HR),Leadership,Employee relations,Participative management,Employee hiring,Management commitment
  • Author: McCauley, Cindy; Wakefield, Michael
  • Journal: Journal for Quality and Participation