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Fostering talent opportunity : getting past first‐base

Fostering talent opportunity : getting past first‐base Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to identify key new dynamics in the talent pool; identify the role of opportunity in the development of organizational talent; distinguish between the effectiveness of image and leadership behaviors in the attraction and retention of key organizational talent; touch on the key talent management areas which are well managed by successful organizations: employer brand/employee of choice strategy, employee engagement, coaching, project and stretch opportunities, and redeployment/outplacement; and to reiterate the need for senior ownership of the talent strategy, without which most talent strategies are doomed to remain expensive means to an elusive end Design/methodology/approach – The paper is an opinion paper, which draws broadly on a range of talent management experience, and it identifies key acid tests of talent strategy success Findings – Reiterates the need for senior ownership of the talent strategy. Originality/value – The paper identifies key acid tests of talent strategy success. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Strategic Direction Emerald Publishing

Fostering talent opportunity : getting past first‐base

Strategic Direction , Volume 23 (10): 3 – Sep 25, 2007

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2007 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0258-0543
DOI
10.1108/02580540710824220
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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to identify key new dynamics in the talent pool; identify the role of opportunity in the development of organizational talent; distinguish between the effectiveness of image and leadership behaviors in the attraction and retention of key organizational talent; touch on the key talent management areas which are well managed by successful organizations: employer brand/employee of choice strategy, employee engagement, coaching, project and stretch opportunities, and redeployment/outplacement; and to reiterate the need for senior ownership of the talent strategy, without which most talent strategies are doomed to remain expensive means to an elusive end Design/methodology/approach – The paper is an opinion paper, which draws broadly on a range of talent management experience, and it identifies key acid tests of talent strategy success Findings – Reiterates the need for senior ownership of the talent strategy. Originality/value – The paper identifies key acid tests of talent strategy success.

Journal

Strategic DirectionEmerald Publishing

Published: Sep 25, 2007

Keywords: Employers; Employee development; Employee turnover; Human resource management; Equal opportunities; Redeployment

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