Chapter 54A Model for Talent Manager Excellence

Marc Effron, PresidentThe Talent Strategy GroupJim Shanley, PartnerThe Shanley Group

IF CORPORATE PRIORITIES WERE SET BY UNANIMOUS AGREEMENT ABOUT THEIR IMPORTANCE, executives would be focused on little other than talent management (TM). With regularity, a survey emerges reporting that corporate executives view growing talent as their first priority. In those same surveys, the executives lament the actual state of talent in their organization and the survey authors lament the fractional amount of time the executives invest in building talent.

This increasingly predictable dialogue obscures the fact that the real work of talent building isn’t getting done in most organizations. As TM professionals, ...

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