Chapter 46The Role of Line Managers in Talent Planning

Rick Lash, Ph.D., Canadian Leadership and Talent Practice LeaderTom McMullen, North American Reward Practice LeaderHay Group

OUR RESEARCH AND OUR EXPERIENCE IN WORKING WITH ALL SIZE ORGANIZATIONS AND IN all industry sectors suggests that “best practice” is often not so much about sophisticated and unique design but about effective alignment and execution. Sports teams rarely win based on new plays. They win with great players, coaches, and the ability to execute as a team.

Line managers perhaps have the most impact on performance within the organization. In fact, Hay Group research has shown up to 30 percent of variance in business results can be explained by differences in work climate ...

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