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Invaluable Knowledge by William J. ROTHWELL

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Appendix I

Cases in Technical and Professional Talent Management

Farsighted leaders have been thinking for some years about knowledge transfer and other special issues associated with technical talent management. Presented here are a range of cases, some of them especially good and some demonstrating how organizational leaders have struggled with the problem.

 

CASE STUDY 1

Stopping Brain Drain

By Larry Dignan

SOURCE: From “Stopping Brain Drain,” Baseline 1, no. 47 (2005): 708-33. Used by permission.

Twelve hundred of the 3,700 employees who work for Bruce Power, a utility company in Tiverton, Ontario, are eligible to retire in the next three years. CEO Duncan Hawthorne sees that as a threat—and an opportunity.

The threat: Retirees leave with ...

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