What could be more essential to organizational success and the corporate bottom line than talent?
Yet, many employees continue to be marginalized and neglected, often taking a back seat to the various other matters that occupy our workdays as leaders.
The problem seems pervasive.
While writing “The Talent Mandate: Why Smart Companies Put People First,” author Andrew Bennett spoke with a prominent business school professor who noted improvements and innovations in every area of business except talent management. The professor said no corporate function today lags as dramatically as how we manage the employees for which we are responsible.
That’s astonishing. It’s also lunacy when the “war for talent” continues to rage and employee costs represent a majority of corporate expenses.