Employers and managers must create a climate that maintains their reputation as an employer of choice, otherwise they will find it virtually impossible to hire and hold the talent they require. Much of getting the reputation right, and becoming a magnet for talent, is down to work/life balance issues and positioning what you can offer to each different generation of workers.
Understanding this message is essential for managers at all levels of an organisation. Business unit heads, line managers and team leaders can do a lot within the confines of their company to ensure that they attract the best internal as well as external talent.
The big idea is that corporations MUST become talent magnets or they won't have enough people to survive in the future. Every group has needs and expectations that have to be satisfied in different ways. By reading this book, and following the advice of expert professionals, readers will be able to build their own systems for recruiting and retaining the people they need, through becoming an employer of choice.
1. Talent Magnets: Who needs the them?
2. For goodness sake, consider your reputation!
3. Talents magnetism: people, places and. . . er pets
4. Lighting your own talent beacon
5. Setting up the talent trap
6. Other aspects of talent magnetism
7. The top manager's view of talent
8. Building tomorrow's talent trap
One of the mistakes that those of us who write about business and management frequently make is that we forget that those who read our material rarely have the luxury of finding the time to look at how global economic and social changes are impacting on their industry or their specific job. Often we are so involved with the ideas, concepts and arguments that we fail to consider the views, needs and expectations of the Joe's, Jim's, Jill's and Jane's, who make up Mr and Ms average employee.
Well, this time, it's different. This book sets out to do two distinct things. First look at the issues that are causing massive change in our workplace and how we can turn these to our advantage; second, offer practical, workable suggestions for every managerfrom the CEO to the most junior executive with newly acquired people responsibilitieson catching and keeping talent.
This is a book for every manager who has ever, or will ever, need to recruit staffand fight to hold onto them. As more and more line managers find themselves actively involved in the recruitment process, this book is designed to give insights into how to hire and hold people. It is a guideas the title impliesto the strategies required to make your organization (and your piece of the business) a magnet for talent, today and tomorrow.
Finally, I don't believe that business books need to be boring to convey a serious message. So, settle down in your seat and read on!
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