Securing Your Company's Technical Expertise
Author: William J. Rothwell
Pub Date: January 2011
Your Price: $27.95
Page Count: 224
What happens when your technical and professional workers start retiring
en masse—and taking their knowledge with them?
What happens when your technical and professional workers start retiring en masse—and taking their knowledge with them?
William Rothwell honored with ASTD Distinguished Contribution Award in Workplace Learning and Performance.
As organizations face a loss of people due to retirement, resignation, or disability, leaders are paying more attention to their talent management strategies, from grooming internal successors to aggressively recruiting from their competitors. The need is most acute in technical and other “knowledge” areas, where the loss of a particular skill set demands an equally focused response.
Invaluable Knowledge clarifies the unique (and urgent) issues of attracting, developing, retaining, and transferring the knowledge of IT professionals, engineers, accountants, analysts, and other specialists. The book’s structure follows a typical talent cycle, from identifying recruitment challenges, to hiring and training top talent, to building career development initiatives, and finally, to laying the groundwork for the next generation.
Invaluable Knowledge makes an indisputable case for the importance of this specific facet of talent management, and offers practical examples, repeatable processes, and a multitude of specific tips to help any organization’s talent strategists create seamless transitions and maintain critical knowledge functions indefinitely.
Includes access to downloadable copies of over 30 exhibits from the book. These assessments and checklists will help you ensure that your organization doesn’t lose any valuable talent.
About the Author
WILLIAM J. ROTHWELL is professor of Workplace Learning and Performance at Pennsylvania State University and president of Rothwell & Associates, a consultancy with more than 35 multinational clients. He is the author of Effective Succession Planning and The Manager’s Guide to Maximizing Employee Potential.
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