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Strategy-Driven Talent Management: A Leadership Imperative

Год выпуска: 2009
Автор: Robert F Silzer

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments

Strategy-Driven Talent Management

Organizations today understand that superior talent can create competitive business advantage. Executives are working with human resource managers and talent professionals to significantly improve their organization's ability to attract, develop, deploy, and retain the talent needed to achieve the organization's strategies. Effective CEOs and senior leaders are realizing that strong talent resources are as critical to business success as financial resources.

This book in the SIOP Professional Practice Series provides an up-to-date review and summary of current and leading-edge talent management practices in organizations. A comprehensive book, Strategy-Driven Talent Management brings together an outstanding group of leading practitioners who present state-of-the-art ideas, best practices, and guidance on how to recruit, select, assimilate, develop, and retain exceptional talent and integrate talent management efforts with organizational strategy. Written for human resource professionals, industrial-organizational psychologists, and corporate executives, this key resource is a clear must-read guide to the emerging field of strategic talent management.

Strategy-Driven Talent Management

  • shows how to build competitive advantage through an integrated and strategic talent management program.

  • summarizes what it takes to attract, develop, deploy, and retain the best talent for the strategic needs of an organization.

  • reviews critical issues such as managing talent in global organizations and measuring the effectiveness of talent management programs.

  • Includes case examples and CEO interviews from leading-edge companies such as PepsiCo, Microsoft, Home Depot, Cargill, and Allstate, which reveal how each of these organizations drives talent management with their business strategies.

This essential must-have HR resource offers insight into the future of strategic talent management, an extensive annotated bibliography and suggestions for preparing the next generation of organizational leaders.


Professionals are searching for an integrated approach to building and sustaining leadership talent. This volume in the SIOP Professional Practice series provides an up-to-date perspective on current talent management practices in business organizations. Bringing together a collection of thought leaders and managers from noted organizations, this book presents state-of-the-art ideas, best practices, and guidance on how to recruit, select, assimilate, develop, compensate, and retain exceptional leaders. It contains the knowledge, research, and experience in developing and implementing those practices and initiatives, and provides an effective resource for I/O psychologists and HR professionals.


A Publication of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Praise for Strategy-Driven Talent Management

"Silzer and Dowell's Strategy-Driven Talent Management provides a comprehensive overview of the different elements of the best talent management processes used in organizations today. This is a valuable resource for leaders and managers, HR practitioners and anyone involved in developing leadership talent."

Ed Lawler, Professor, School of Business, University of Southern California

"Talent is the key to successful execution of a winning business strategy. Strategy-Driven Talent Management by Silzer & Dowell provides a thorough and very practical guide to building and managing talent based on the strategic needs of the organization. Business leaders will find this an excellent resource with many interesting examples and best practices from leading companies."

Herbert L. Henkel, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Ingersoll Rand

"Thanks to Strategy-Driven Talent Management, we can move from an attractive idea of talent management to practices that deliver. This book brings the work of practitionersthe people who are inventing, crafting, and shaping the field of talent managementto the forefront. Their collective experiences and insights will certainly enrich your own research and practice."

Cynthia McCauley, PhD, Senior Fellow, Center for Creative Leadership

"It is exciting to see that Rob Silzer and Ben Dowell have given us the state of the art in 2010 of integrating human resource issues into strategic management. This volume is a must read for human resource and line leaders alike. The journey is far from over, but this volume of work will chart the course for further progress."

Noel Tichy, Professor, Management and Organizations, University of Michigan, Ross School of Business

About the Author

Rob Silzer is the managing director of HR Assessment and Development, Inc. For more than twenty-five years he has consulted with managers, HR professionals, executives, and CEOs from more than 150 organizations. Dr. Silzer specializes in executive and management leadership, assessment, selection, coaching, and development, and in strategically driven HR systems. He is editor of The 21st Century Executive: Innovative Practices for Building Leadership at the Top and co-editor with Richard Jeanneret of Individual Psychological Assessment: Predicting Behavior in Organizational Settings.

Ben E. Dowell is an independent talent management consultant. He was vice president of talent management for the Bristol-Myers Squibb Company. His experience spans 30 years primarily working within companies to align talent management actions, systems, and processes with the strategic needs of the enterprise. Dr. Dowell specializes in talent management processes for senior leaders including succession planning and management, executive selection, and executive coaching.

The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) is a 4,000-member Division within APA. The Professional Practice Series provides practitioners and students with guidance, insights, and advice on how to apply the concepts, research findings, methods, and tools from I-O psychology to address human-capital issues in organizations.

Table of Contents

Figures, Tables, and Exhibits xiii

Foreword xvii

Preface xxi

The Editors xxix

The Contributors xxxi

PART ONE: General Frameworks

1 Strategic Talent Management Matters 3

Rob Silzer, Ben E. Dowell

2 Building Competitive Advantage Through Integrated Talent Management 73

Marcia J. Avedon, Gillian Scholes

PART TWO: Key Practices

3 Building the Talent Pipeline: Attracting and Recruiting the Best and Brightest 123

Leslie W. Joyce

4 Ropes to Skip and the Ropes to Know: Facilitating Executive Onboarding 159

Seymour Adler, Lorraine Stomski

5 Identifying and Assessing High-Potential Talent: Current Organizational Practices 213

Rob Silzer, Allan H. Church

6 Developing Leadership Talent: Delivering on the Promise of Structured Programs 281

Jay A. Conger

7 Developing Leadership Talent Through Experiences 313

Paul R. Yost, Mary Mannion Plunkett

8 Changing Behavior One Leader at a Time 349

Sandra L. Davis, Robert C. Barnett

9 Managing Leadership Talent Pools 399

Ben E. Dowell

10 Employee Engagement: A Focus on Leaders 439

Jeff Schippmann

PART THREE: Critical Issues

11 Building Functional Expertise to Enhance Organizational Capability 463

Suzan McDaniel, Erika DEgidio

12 Managing and Measuring the Talent Management Function 503

John C. Scott, Steven G. Rogelberg, Brent W. Mattson

13 Managing Talent in Global Organizations 549

Thomas Ruddy, Pooja Anand

14 Managing Talent in China 595

Elizabeth Weldon

PART FOUR: Different Perspectives

15 Take the Pepsi Challenge: Talent Development at PepsiCo 617

Allan H. Church. Janine Waclawski

16 Integrated Talent Management at Microsoft 641

Paul R. Yost

17 They Can Do It! You Can Help! A Look at Talent Practices at The Home Depot 655

Leslie W. Joyce

18 Allstate's "Good Hands" Approach to Talent Management: An Interview with Ed Liddy and Joan Crockett 669

John W. Boudreau

19 A View from the Top on Talent Management: An Interview with Warren Staley, Recently Retired CEO of Cargill Incorporated 699

Sandra L. Davis

20 Chief Human Resource Offi cer Perspectives on Talent Management 711

Marcia J. Avedon, Stephen Cerrone, Mirian Graddick-Weir, Rob Silzer

PART FIVE: Future Directions for Practice and Research

21 Building Sustainable Talent Through Talent Management: Benefi ts, Challenges, and Future Directions 745

Rob Silzer, Ben E. Dowell

22 Critical Research Issues in Talent Management 767

Rob Silzer

23 Talent Management: An Annotated Bibliography 781

Rob Silzer, Joshua B. Fyman

Name Index 823

Subject Index 835

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