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The New Role for Leaders in Managing Talent

Every organization where skilled employees are a key source of competitive advantage needs senior executives (outside the HR department) who know how to lead strategic talent management initiatives. But when it comes to recruiting, developing, and retaining top talent, there is a disconnect between what executives say and what executives do. Research studies consistently show that senior managers have become very concerned about talent management and leadership development in the last decade. Top executives worldwide ranked human capital risks as the most serious challenge facing their global operations, according to a study by the Economist Intelligence Unit.1 More than 90 percent of organizations ...

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