Recruiting Savvy—Building a Network to the Talent

A pop quiz. What did a McKinsey and Company survey of six thousand senior executives identify as the number one corporate resource necessary for success in the next twenty years?

Tick, tick, tick…time’s up.

Talent. I cited the survey in chapter 3 as evidence that businesses large and small are in jeopardy of losing the star wars of the twenty-first century. If you recall, McKinsey found that only 10 to 20 percent of the executives questioned felt that the improvement of the talent pool was one of their company’s three top priorities. And 75 percent of them said their companies didn’t have sufficient talent or that talent was in chronically short supply.

That’s shocking evidence ...

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