Chapter 8

Managing Talent

Kevin Oakes, Holly Tompson, and Lorrie Lykins

In This Chapter

  • The importance of defining talent management.
  • The most common elements of talent management integration.
  • The state of succession planning in corporations.
  • Ownership and responsibility for talent management success.
  • Best practices in human capital measurement.
  • The role of technology in effective talent management.


Despite its high-priority status on the agendas of organizational leaders, talent management remains an elusive concept. Even its definition is debatable; is talent management the sum of its components—recruitment, development, succession ...

Get The ASTD Leadership Handbook now with the O’Reilly learning platform.

O’Reilly members experience books, live events, courses curated by job role, and more from O’Reilly and nearly 200 top publishers.