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Aligning Talent Investments to Support Business Strategy

Common sense says organizations should hire, develop, and retain people who will help them achieve their business goals most cost effectively.

The problem is few executives seem to know how to intentionally create this alignment between an organization’s strategic objectives and its talent management efforts. Therefore the benefits described from such an alignment often are not achieved. Strategic misalignment costs organizations millions of dollars every year because it severely undermines firms’ abilities to achieve long-term performance goals. Ineffective performance management systems and onboarding processes that don’t maximize the productivity of new hires result from strategic ...

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