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Talent Management 101: Moving beyond Core HR
From the 1950s to the 1980s, when companies wanted to hire, they simply posted handmade signs on their storefronts, restaurants, or office buildings and waited

baby 101  the retirement of the baby boomer generation, and a shortage of skilled workers. These factors have spawned new areas in the management of human capital, including recruitment, workforce management, performance and compensation management, succession management, and of course the over-arching approach known as talent management. What Is Talent Management? Talent management consists of a range of tools and processes: tools for defining and accomplishing their recruitment and retention goals the ability

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