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Fostering talent opportunity: getting past first‐base

Clayton Glen (Director, HDA Associates, London, UK.)

Strategic Direction

ISSN: 0258-0543

Article publication date: 25 September 2007

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to identify key new dynamics in the talent pool; identify the role of opportunity in the development of organizational talent; distinguish between the effectiveness of image and leadership behaviors in the attraction and retention of key organizational talent; touch on the key talent management areas which are well managed by successful organizations: employer brand/employee of choice strategy, employee engagement, coaching, project and stretch opportunities, and redeployment/outplacement; and to reiterate the need for senior ownership of the talent strategy, without which most talent strategies are doomed to remain expensive means to an elusive end

Design/methodology/approach

The paper is an opinion paper, which draws broadly on a range of talent management experience, and it identifies key acid tests of talent strategy success

Findings

Reiterates the need for senior ownership of the talent strategy.

Originality/value

The paper identifies key acid tests of talent strategy success.

Keywords

Citation

Glen, C. (2007), "Fostering talent opportunity: getting past first‐base", Strategic Direction, Vol. 23 No. 10, pp. 3-5. https://doi.org/10.1108/02580540710824220

Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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