Who Are Your Best People?
How to Guide, Measure & Manage Your Top Talent

By Robin Stuart-Kotze & Chris Dunn
Financial Times / Pearson Education
Distributed by Trans-Atlantic Publications
December 2008
ISBN: 9780273715221
182 Pages
$35.00 paper original


Do you know who the best people in your team are? Have you got a clear idea of how much they deliver?

Many companies still proclaim that ‘Our people are our most important asset’, yet fail to treat that asset as valuable. In fact they often ignore their in-house talent, believing that the only way to get the top people is to seek elsewhere.Who Are Your Best People? destroys the widely-accepted myth of a talent shortage and shows how you can unearth and value the hidden talent that already exist in your organisation.

This book will open your eyes to the reality of talent management and show you the most effective ways to grow, support and retain the best people for your business.

Find out who your best people are - and keep them.

Contents

Foreword

Introduction

1  Is managing talent important?  

2  How can you identify Best people?  

3  How can you create Best people?  

4  How can you keep the Best?

5  Keeping the Best in a takeover - a case study

6  How can you recruit the Best?

7  How can you make Best job changes?  

8  How to kill talent  

9  Implementing a talent management system

10  Is there really a War for Talent?  

Appendix

Authors

Professor Robin Stuart-Kotze, is currently Chairman of Behavioural Science Systems Limited, Oxford, but has more than one string to his bow. He has had a varied consulting career with companies such as Westinghouse, Northern Telecom, J&J, Price Waterhouse, BP, P&O, Oracle, Ford and a host of other global firms. He is the author or co-author of a number of books including Principles of Management, now in its 7th edition; Fundamentals of Management, now in its 3rd edition, and Performance.

Chris Dunn, BSc Econ, FCIPD, is Founder and CEO of The TDA Transitions and Learning Organisation Ltd. TDA has worked with some of the biggest global brands including BT, GSK and BA providing career coaching and outplacement.

Chris now coaches, advises on talent issues and has a special consulting relationship with AdviserPlus, a business dedicated to the collaborative provision of quality HR and H&S advice. He also has a special interest in the release of entrepreneurial behaviours and has worked for many large corporations, including Thresher, Boots Opticians and BP.

Prior to TDA, Chris was International Management Development Manager and Regional Personnel Manager, Nordic Countries at Rank Xerox International.

Review
"This book goes right to the heart of a modern management conundrum... a must read... I recommend you get a copy quick, before your talent moves elsewhere" - Supply Management (readership 117,000)


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