You know that winning in today's marketplace requires top-quality talent. You also know what it takes to build that talent--and you spend significant financial and human resources to make it happen. Yet somehow, your company's beautifully designed and well-benchmarked processes don't translate into the bottom-line talent depth you need. Why?
Talent management experts Marc Effron and Miriam Ort argue that companies unwittingly add layers of complexity to their talent-building models--without evaluating whether those components add any value to the overall process. Consequently, simple activities like setting employee performance goals become multipage, headache-inducing time wasters that turn managers off and fail to improve results.
Effron and Ort introduce a simple, powerful, scientifically proven approach to increase your ability to develop better leaders faster: One Page Talent Management (OPTM). Using the straightforward, easy-to-follow process described in this book, you will eliminate frustrating complexity, focus only on those components that add real value, and build transparency and accountability into every practice. Based on extensive research and experience in companies such as Avon Products, Bank of America, and Philips, One Page Talent Management shows you how to:
Quickly identify high-potential talent without complex assessmentsIncrease the number of "ready now" successors for key rolesGenerate 360-degree feedback that accelerates change in the most critical behaviorsSignificantly reduce the time required for managers to implement talent-building processes
Do away with complexity and bureaucracy--and develop the high-quality talent you need, right now.
Marshall Goldsmith, #1 bestselling author, What Got You Here Won't Get You There--
"The most practical and useful book in this field! It provides straightforward, proven approaches that actually work in the real world."
Chris Scalia, Vice President, Global HR and former Chief Talent Officer, The Hershey Company--
"This book is a blueprint for value creation through talent. It's a must-read for boards, CEOs, and CHROs."
Danielle Kirgan, Chief HR Officer, Macy's--
"Effron and Ort provide tools and strategies to help HR teams cut through the clutter, sharpen their focus, and create a talent mind-set that is required to drive clear, business-focused outcomes."
P. V. Ramana Murthy, Executive Vice President and Global Head, HR, Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces--
"The OPTM processes will surely bring a smile to the face of the CEO who is asked about the role of HR in maximizing people potential. A must-read."
Mark Huselid, Distinguished Professor of Workforce Analytics, Northeastern University; coauthor, The HR Scorecard, The Workforce Scorecard, and The Differentiated Workforce--
"Research shows that effective talent management systems can help to create substantial shareholder wealth, yet designing and implementing them is a significant managerial challenge. One Page Talent Management delivers a research-based and practical approach."
L. Kevin Cox, Chief HR Officer, American Express--
"Twenty years of adding bells and whistles to talent management have left many businesses with bloated processes that promise much, yet deliver little. Effron and Ort set forth a simple but powerful approach to drive results."
Krishnamurthy Shankar, Executive Vice President and Group Head, Human Resource Development, Infosys--
"When we are all trying to get more done in a limited time, this is one handy book. Would recommend it for all who want to get the most out oftalent management, and yet keep it simple!"
Keith Ferrazzi, #1 bestselling author, Who's Got Your Back and Never Eat Alone--
"Effron and Ort provide a clear road map--simplicity, accountability, and transparency--to building the level of leadership that makes a company truly great."