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Hiring, firing and reshaping talent

What you will learn in this chapter

  • How to attract and hire the right people
  • How to create clear job descriptions and decisive interviews
  • How to fire people
  • How to manage downsizings, redundancies and reshapes

When asked about the biggest challenge facing them in 2013, over 700 CEOs from around the world agreed: it was ‘human capital’.1 That term may sound mechanistic to you, but its ‘HR-speak’ for people. And people are the main asset of any organisation. How to attract talented people, develop their careers, and keep them employed with your organisation through the many reshapes that are a part of our changing times is the subject of this chapter, alongside how to shed those who don’t measure up. In ...

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