HR’s new cornerstone: Talent management (HR manager’s bookshelf)

Books examine workforce planning and leadership development
By Ray Brillinger
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 10/04/2007

The phrase “talent management” is gaining popularity and this column has looked at numerous books on the subject over the years. It’s a broad concept dealing with an organization’s philosophy, practices and systems for attracting, developing, deploying, retaining and rewarding the people who possess critical knowledge and skills.

Much of the focus is on differentiating the organization from competitors, both in the marketplace for goods and services and in the labour market for scarce talent.

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