Editor’s Note: It’s an annual tradition for TLNT to count down the most popular posts of the year. This is No. 11 of 2015. Our regular content will return on Jan. 4, 2016.
What could be more essential to organizational success and the corporate bottom line than talent?
Yet many of the people in our employ continue to be marginalized and neglected, often taking a backseat to the various other matters that occupy our workdays as leaders.
And the problem seems to be 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 in talent management. In fact, the professor said no corporate function today lags behind as dramatically as how we manage the employees for which we are responsible.
That’s astonishing, and it’s also lunacy when the “war for talent” continues to rage and employee costs represent a majority of corporate expenses.