Talent Force

A New Manifesto for the Human Side of Business

Hank Stringer and I wrote this book and it was published by Prentice-Hall. We wrote the book because of what we perceived a need in the marketplace for education on how to truly attract the best people to organizations and with all the change in technology, industry, globalization, we felt the time was right to commit ourselves to the project. It has been very gratifying to see the global reception to the book.

From the back cover:

Only one thing really differentiates your business from your competitor: your people. Do you have the right talent in the right place at the right time? It’s no longer enough to have a ‘workforce’: you need a high-impact Talent Force. The authors first identify the massive social, cultural, and economic shifts that are transforming hiring as we know it. We are a smaller, closer, and more competitive world, as Baby Boomers are retiring in the US, India is flourishing due to outsourcing and educational development, and China is a strong new economic force. Add to that the fact that today’s best people have radically new expectations and approaches to work; this book reveals what they want and how to meet those needs while building your business. Learn how to develop and implement a worldclass talent plan that aligns with business objectives, and define metrics to track and optimize success. Discover how candidates are using technology to evaluate new opportunities, benchmark compensation, and create new back-channels of communication about worklife. Maximize these new technologies to grow Talent Force, tap into new sources of competitive intelligence and stay ahead of the pack.