Chapter 6Rapid Deployment Specialist

“Opportunity no longer knocks. These days, it darts past the door before you can even react.”—Anonymous advertisement

“We’ve gone from a world in which the big eat the small to a world in which the fast eat the slow.”—Thomas L. Freidman

The final role of the HR professional is to obtain the “right” human talent and ensure that people are in the right place, at the right time, able to perform the work that is needed, and able to achieve the desired outcomes: to rapidly deploy and redeploy human capital when and where it is needed. Although this responsibility is not a new one for HRM, the rapid pace and constantly changing market environment that many firms and industries confront has altered every element ...

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