Chapter 6

Recruitment and Retention Strategies

Ask leaders what their biggest challenge is, and you get the same answer: identifying, retaining and replacing the best talent in an organization is the key issue most likely to keep chief executives awake at night.

(Peter Cheese, 2007)

The ‘War for Talent’ can no longer be dismissed as just another management cliché despite global economy downturns. Identifying, retaining and replacing those people who breathe life into an organization is now a ‘burning obsession among chief executives’, according to Peter Cheese, global managing partner at Accenture's human performance practice, and affects business leaders in India just as much as those in the UK: ‘More than 60% of the respondents to our annual ...

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