Lead the Way to Optimal Talent Management and Organizational Growth
In today′s organizations, human resources and talent management are major sources of unrealized value. Business growth, productivity, innovation all of these can be direct results of putting the right talent in the right place. Misplaced Talent is the story of how and why so many organizations fail to capitalize on these opportunities, and it′s your guide for unlocking the potential of talent.
With this book, you′ll be able to sift through the mountain of assessments, tools, and frameworks out there, separating what works from what doesn′t. Author Joe Ungemah is a top thought leader in the world of talent management, known for bringing scientific insights from organizational psychology into the real world.
"In his book, Misplaced Talent, Joe scratches beneath the surface of talent management, encouraging a holistic view of people decisions that are focused on creating impact and value for employees and organizations alike."
KIMBERLEY SEVERINSEN, Head of Assessment and Selection ANZ, Korn Ferry Futurestep
"If we can accurately identify high potential talent, it becomes not only a competitive advantage, but also an engagement, retention, and attraction tool. With Joe as a partner it actually makes it feasible to have a systemic way to differentiate talent and not rely solely on ′gut decisions.′ His book is a must read for any HR professional."
MILENA GASHKEVICH, Global Director Talent Attraction, Anheuser–Busch InBev
"You are guaranteed to be enlightened by the practical tools and insights into how best to place the right people in the right roles. Joe has worked across the globe in multiple sectors which clearly comes across in his one size definitely does not fit all approach."
VANESSA FLYNN, Head of Human Resources at Air–Tec, Inter Ocean Aviation Finance Corporation
"We know that talent management activities can bring huge benefits to individuals and to the organizations they work for. We also see numerous examples where these processes have lost their value and are mere ′tick in the box′ activities or are perceived as being an ′HR thing.′ This book can help managers and HR experts to design and introduce the solutions that can release the power of well–designed talent management processes."
PER CARLSSON, Managing Director, CEB Talent Management, Nordics
"The talent we support and develop are innovating technology with unprecedented velocity. We must use the most effective solutions and approaches to ensure their continued rapid growth and development. Joe will expertly guide you to making the right decisions for your company and culture. The next best thing to having Joe as your partner is having his practical knowledge and wisdom from his book in your back pocket!"
SHAWNA ERDMANN, Executive Talent Management, Intel Corporation
Chapter 1. Frameworks 1
Origins of Job Analysis 2
The Art and Science of Job Analysis 8
Behavioral Simplicity 13
The Tradeoffs 17
The Good and Bad of Frameworks 21
Chapter 2. Talent Acquisition 27
More Than a Single Brand 29
Let s Be Realistic 35
Compelling Themes 40
From Message to Market 46
How It s Done 50
Chapter 3. Capability Assessment 57
Evaluating Value and Risk 59
Legal Requirements 66
Assessment by Interview 68
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 77
Work Simulations 88
Where to from Here? 94
Chapter 4. Psychometric Assessment 97
But First, an Experiment 98
Employee Needs 101
Personality Traits 104
Shared Values 112
Motivated Employees Are Engaged Employees 115
Changes in Motivation with Age and Generations 118
Restoring the Balance with Person–Environment Fit 122
Chapter 5. Employee Development 127
Psychological Contract 129
Assessment for Development 133
Developmental Challenges 140
Support Through Coaching and Mentoring 146
Moving Together or Apart 151
Chapter 6. Change 155
Breaking the Psychological Contract 157
Succession Planning 159
High Potentials and the Learning Agile 163
Driving Performance 168
Big Data and Monitoring Change 173
From a Balanced to a Transactional Contract 175
About the Author 181