Talent Assessment - A New Strategy for Talent Management

  • ID: 444762
  • April 2007
  • 252 pages
  • Ashgate Publishing
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Talented and ambitious people will only stay with their current employer if they are offered positive development, motivation and nurturing to ensure they are given every chance of realizing their potential. Simple financial packages, although superficially attractive, often assuage a short term need but rarely cater for the long-term requirements of a talented person.

Talent Assessment demonstrates how to manage the needs of the individual employees and those of the organization in parallel; how to identify the aspirational and development needs of potential top performers and how to manage them sensibly. This involves using techniques to assess their mindsets, behaviours and skills and then providing effective training, development and performance management interventions.

IT is an increasingly important support and enabler of this kind of process and the authors provide guidance on the process and content required for a talent management database. There is also a chapter exploring the critical operation role of HR in talent management.

The book is filled with practical examples and mini-case studies to help you apply the various techniques. It provides positive, READ MORE >

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The concept of talent management

Why is it necessary? - the case for talent management

Psychometric testing

Elements of knowledge assessment

Education and training

Performance appraisal

The IT infrastructure

The operational role of HR

Assess your own knowledge of talent management


Guidelines for creating a talent management system based upon best practices

Appendix: Best answers


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