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The Big Book of HR, Revised and Updated Edition by Cornelia Gamlem, Barbara Mitchell

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Strategic Recruitment

As Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman wrote in First, Break All the Rules, “Selecting for talent is the manager’s first and most important responsibility. If he fails to find people with the talent he needs, then everything else he does to help them grow will be washed as sunshine on barren ground.”1 Approaching the staffing of your organization from a strategic perspective will enhance your opportunities to achieve your goals and objectives.

Now that your workforce planning process has ended, and you know the number of new hires you need and what skills your organization requires to move ahead, you need to determine the best sources for the new hires.

It once was simple: If you needed a new employee, you hired one. Now, ...

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