Talent Management Systems Best Practices in Technology Solutions for Recruitment, Retention and Workforce Planning

ISBN-10: 0470833866

ISBN-13: 9780470833865

Edition: 2004

Authors: Allan Schweyer
List price: $75.00
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Description: Talent Management Systems addresses the transformation Web-based technologies have brought to workforce acquisition and management. It examines proven and leading-edge best practices, and what tactics and strategies organizations should employ to remain competitive in this arena. The book is part practical, offering advice on how to institute best practices in e-recruitment and talent management, and strategic, discussing trends and state of the art technology and practices that should be adopted or avoided. "We're at the brink of the next global battle in the war for talent, and companies with a firm grasp on today's technologies, and the best view over the horizon, are positioned to win. No one understands the intersection of talent and technology better than Allan Schweyer and, as this book demonstrates, no one tells us the story as clearly as he. This is an essential read and an important work in the now-critical discipline of human capital management." -Michael Foster, CEO, AIRS, and Author of Recruiting on the Web "Allan Schweyer has been on the leading edge of recruitment technology since the dawn of the Internet. In many ways the Internet has created more confusion than solutions for the world of recruiting and talent management. It has certainly made things more complex. HR professionals and even company presidents have become desperate for clarity on the future of talent management-Allan Schweyer's book provides that clarity and establishes him as the authority on web-based hiring and talent management. No major implementation decision should be made without this invaluable guide." -Graham Donald, President, Brainstorm Consulting "Talent management has suddenly gone from being a nice idea to a core business function. No one knows more about this new function, and the technologies that make it possible, than Allan Schweyer." -David Creelman, Senior Contributing Editor, HR.com, and Independent Human Capital Analyst "Once again, Schweyer has produced the best writing in North America on this subject, which I've covered for fifteen years." -Bill Kutik, Technology Columnist, Human Resource Executive "As corporate executives quickly come to the shocking realization that the global workforce-and how that talent is managed and developed both locally and globally-will almost unilaterally determine their future success in global markets, few workforce experts have bothered to provide business leaders with a useful compass and map for the next chapter of workforce management. Mr. Schweyer generously and eloquently provides the talent compass and workforce map for the first pragmatic steps of the new global journey." -John Chaisson, CEO, Global Workforce Solutions

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Book details

List price: $75.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/9/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 247
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Foreword
Talent Management as a System in the Organization
The Systems Approach to Talent Management
The Talent Management System--Building Block of the Human Capital Asset
What Makes Talent Management Possible?
Introduction
Workforce Dynamics
The Talent Management Process
Trends
Risks
The New Primacy of Talent
Impact on Organizations
The Talent Management Organization
Asset: A Valuable Item That Is Owned
But Can Talent Be Managed as a Resource?
The Talent Management Imperative: People and Technology
The Evolution of HR in the Organization
Demographic Certainties
Competition for Foreign Skilled Workers
Conclusions
Best Practices in Technology-Enabled Talent Management
Online Recruiting and the Birth of Talent Management Systems
The World Wide Web
Talent Management Defined
Summary of Best Practices in Talent Management
Basic Best Practices
Advanced Best Practices
The Selection Process
Customer References
Vendor Visits
After Selection
Conclusions
Corporate Career Site Best Practices
Branding
Utility and Information
Self-Selection, Screening and Sorting
Employee Testimonials
Intranet Career Sites
Candidate Experience, Diversity and Relationship Management
Viral Marketing
Specialized Recruitment Sub-Sites
Navigation and Ease of Use
Global Recruiting
Corporate Career Sites: A Final Note
Conclusions
Talent Management Solutions: Overview
The Three Types of TMS Vendors
TMS: The Basics
The Supply Chain Analogy
Global-Ready TMS
Resume Processing
TMS and the Intranet
ROI
Conclusions
Screening, Sorting and Ranking Applicants
Self-Selection through Online Job Advertising
Prescreening Questionnaires
Profiling Candidates' Skills, Competencies, Education and Experience
Advanced Automated Screening and Sorting
"Off-the-Shelf" Skill Libraries
Assessments and Online Testing
Background Checking
Conclusions
Searching and Candidate Sourcing
Candidate Mining on the Web
Automated Employee Referral Plans
Intranets
Conclusions
Talent Relationship Management and Workforce Planning
Workforce Planning
Conclusions
Legal, Ethical and Fairness Concerns in E-Recruitment
Choosing the Right Tests
Accessibility
Workers with Disabilities
Privacy
Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action and Talent Management Systems
Making It Easy
Select the Right TMS for the Job
Establishing EEO Capture in Your TMS Workflow
Conclusions
Contingent, Contract, Temporary and Hourly Workers--Total Workforce Acquisition
Contingent Workforce Management Automation
The State of the VMS Industry
VMS Value
Specific VMS-Enabled Cost- and Time-Savings Potential
A Note of Caution
Management of the Process and Technology
Pricing Models
Other CWM Technologies and Tools
Staffing Exchanges
Professional Employment Organizations
Implications of CWM for Human Resource Professionals
Hourly and "High Volume" Workers
Integrated Contingent, Hourly and Permanent Workforce Acquisition
Conclusions
Outsourcing
Offshore Outsourcing
The Disadvantages
Conclusions
Usability, Implementation, Data Security and Reporting--Talent Management System Essentials
Ease of Use
Employee Portals/Self-Service
Configuration and Customization
Planning, Change Management and Implementation
Integration and Open Source Software
Application Service Providers
Security of Data
Reporting and Metrics
Customer Service and Technical Support
The TMS Team
Internal Resources
Choosing a TMS Vendor
Conclusions
Index
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