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Talent Management: Strategies for Success From Six Leading Companies

By  Larry Israelite

Talent Management

Getting the most from the people in your organization is more important than ever. Talent Management delivers contributions from 10 authors, including in-depth case studies about six major organizations:

  • Cisco
  • McDonald's
  • Avon
  • Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
  • Ciena
  • Liberty Mutual

The authors of each chapter tell their own stories, discussing the widely varied approaches that worked in their companies and how they think about talent management. They provide insight into management's role, the impact on processes and practices, and links to business results.

Additional chapters cover the impact of company strategy and current research on talent management and provide a sound background in the history and future of the field. The concept of talent management is in a state of flux and uncertainty, evolving as time and technology change the nature of work itself and creating a need for change in the conventional wisdom associated with talent management.

With this book as your road map, you can cultivate an integrated approach to managing all aspects of an organization that have to do with people. Talent management is now a business imperative, necessary to create a highly responsive, high-performance, sustainable organization that meets its business targets. Put the experiences and insights of others to work for you, and find the unique path that will help individuals and your organization reach their goals.

Contributors: Josh Bersin, Jim Caprara, Marc Effron, Robert Kovach, Neal Kulick, Adam Miller, Larry Mohl, Annmarie Neal, and Nigel Paine.


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Larry Israelite

Larry Israelite was born and raised on a small chicken farm in Upper Black Eddy, Pennsylvania. Since moving to the big city, he has spent more than 30 years trying to answer one simple question: How can we improve business results through learning?

Currently, Larry is a learning evangelist at Pluralsight, the leading provider of online learning for technology and creative professionals. He has held senior learning and talent management positions at several large organizations, including Liberty Mutual Insurance, Pitney Bowes, John Hancock Financial Services, and Oxford Health Plans. He holds a bachelor’s degree in theater from Washington College, as well as a master’s degree in instructional media and a doctorate in educational technology from Arizona State University.

He also is editor of the ATD Press book More Lies About Learning.


Book Details

ISBN: 978-1-56286-6

Pages: 272

Publisher: ASTD Press

Pub Date: January 2010

Formats: Paperback, PDF

Product Code: 110919

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