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Demystifying Talent Management offers practical advice for all managers, HR professionals, senior leaders, and other employees on how to work together to build a talented and motivated workforce. The book addresses performance, development, coaching, feedback, compensation, and other elements of people management. Using simple, straightforward language, Kim Janson tells you how you can avoid confusion and conflicts when engaging in talent management.
You'll learn: What performance is needed and expected: how to translate your company's strategy into individual performance; What it means to measure and track progress, simply and clearly; What you can and should do to help an individual's development; How to narrow your focus to improve a skill, knowledge, or experience; How to take both an individual's profile and the direction of the organization into account in career development and succession planning; How to make compensation (cash, public accolades, feedback, etc.) a true driver of results; How coaching and feedback are essential in bringing all the elements of talent management together.
This book will guide you to a deeper understanding of the mechanics of talent management and development success so that all the stakeholders can come together in a win-win-win-win scenario.
Kim Janson is the CEO of Janson Associates, a firm dedicated to helping teams, individuals, leaders, executives and organizations be incredibly successful. Kim was formerly the Chief Talent Management Officer at the H.J. Heinz Company, a Senior Vice President at Bank of America, and a senior leader at Hasbro, BancBoston Mortgage Corporation, and Bank of Boston. While at Hasbro she won the Society for Human Resources Innovative Practice Award for her diversity work and she was featured in HR Magazine on the leadership development program she built in partnership with Tuck Business School. Kim is also an executive coach in the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program.
Table of Contents
Part I: Overview
1. What You’re In For 2. Bring It On! 3. Stakeholder Points of View
Part II: Managing Performance
4. The What You Need to Do” Conversation 5. The How You Are Doing” Conversation 6. The How You Did” Conversation 7. The Money” Conversation
Part III: Developing Employees
8. The How You Need to Grow” Conversation 9. Succession Planning 10. Career Development 11. Coaching and Feedback