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“Talent Magnetism is the missing book from most executive shelves. We have works on finance, marketing, operations, and research. But the engine that drives all of these areas needs talent for fuel, and Roberta Matuson can help you find and maximize the horsepower from that fuel. This book should be first before all others.”- Alan Weiss, PhD, Author of Million Dollar Consulting, The Consulting Bible, and 50 other books.

“With her signature humor and conversational writing style Roberta guides you through the process of making your workplace “magnetic” to attract true super star talent, keep them there, and know when to set them free. This, at times laugh out loud, but always informative and brutally honest, guide presents achievable steps to help even the most stodgy of institutions move and shake with today’s talent pool. Because of her writing style it doesn’t feel like you are reading a “business guide book” and might even be something you choose to read twice just in case you missed something the first time through! If you find yourself in an organization where your employees act more like anchors than turbo charged engines driving your business towards success, start reading now!”- Andrew Ashley, Vice President, Bank of America

“Roberta Matuson does a masterful job of de-mystifying a critically important topic that eludes so many companies. This book is both a call to action and a prescription for success, complete with specific qualities that make companies talent magnets, and live examples of individuals and organizations that have successfully adopted those qualities. This is a "must read" for anyone who is interested in creating an enterprise that consistently attracts and, more importantly, retains great people who will truly make a difference.”- Jerel Golub, President, CEO, Price Chopper Supermarkets

“The hiring pool is changing rapidly in the US and this is changing the DNA of our organizations. Talent Magnetism provides key principles on who to hire, motivate, retain and lead teams in this new world economy.”- Matthew Androski, Vice President GM America Sales at Mindjet

“Roberta Matuson’s insight has effectively provided us the blueprint for transforming our human capital from mediocre to magnetic, thereby attracting the right talent for our organization! Talent Magnetism is a must read for the CEO and HR professional that believes in the old “business as usual” human capital strategy will sustain their organizational needs in today’s talent scarcity.”- Joanne Berwald, Vice President of Corporate Human Resources, Mestek, Inc.

“Talent Magnetism is an exhilarating book. The workplace is ever- changing and Roberta continues to capture this in Talent Magnetism by sharing best practices and key recommendations to stay ahead of the game.”- Mary L. Froehlich, COO, Sydney Associates, Inc.

About the Author

For more than 25 years, Roberta Matuson, president of Matuson Consulting, has helped leaders in Fortune 500 companies, including Best Buy, New Balance, The Boston Beer Company and small to medium-size businesses, achieve dramatic growth and market leadership through the maximization of talent. She is the person that Monster turns to for advice on matters related to talent. Roberta is known worldwide as “The Talent Maximizer.

Roberta, a leading authority on leadership and the skills and strategies required to earn employee commitment and client loyalty, is also the author of the top-selling book,
Suddenly In Charge: Managing Up, Managing Down, Succeeding All Around (Nicholas Brealey, 2011), a Washington Post Top 5 Business Book For Leaders.


As a former executive, Roberta has the vantage point of understanding what it is like to work at all levels of the organization. At the age of 24, she found herself catapulted into the executive suite, where she was responsible for building a world-class HR department for a commercial real estate firm. Shortly thereafter, she was involved in taking the company through a public offering.
By her own wits—and through trial and error—she has built on her success and has become an internationally-recognized thought leader and consultant, often appearing on television on programs such as CBS’s
The Early Show, Fox’s The O’Reilly Factor, Fox Business News and on CNN International’s Quest on Business with Richard Quest. She is a frequent guest on radio shows around the country.


Roberta is a highly sought after speaker who has presented keynotes to Fortune 500 companies including, Best Buy, Inc., New York Life Pension Services, General Re Corporation, and such prestigious organizations as the Treasury Executive Institute, American Craft Brewers Association, SHRM, and the Massachusetts Restaurant Association.


She is the author of over 500 articles for publications around the globe including
The Christian Science Monitor, British Airways Business Life, The Telegraph and The Globe and Mail. In addition, she is one of the top expert bloggers for Fast Company and Forbes.com and the author of a bi-monthly column for Hotelexecutives.com.


Roberta holds an MBA from the University of Houston and a BS in Human Resource Management from Northeastern University. She is a graduate of Alan Weiss’s Million Dollar Consulting® College.


Contact: Roberta@matusonconsulting.com. For more information, please visit www.matusonconsulting.com.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 254 pages
  • Publisher: Nicholas Brealey America (October 28, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1857885988
  • ISBN-13: 978-1857885989
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.7 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #357,655 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Talent Magnetism is even better than Matuson's first book, Suddenly in Charge, and that says quite a lot!
Ann Latham UncommonClarity.com
The book is an easy read and I highly recommend that anyone in a management position should read it, keep it close and tell their friends and coworkers about it.
Wayne A. Lovett
After reading Talent Magnetism we employed a few of Roberta's concepts and were able to attract, hire, and retain some terrific professionals.
Mark Palmerino

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Richard B. Martin on March 10, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition
This is the book any strategic business leader needs to position his or her organization to attract, select, and keep the best people possible. As a consultant myself, I work on a daily basis with companies and organizations that struggle with finding and retaining excellent employees. In fact, human capital is so important that it can actually make or break strategy and other business plans.

Matuson has taken a great tack. Instead of just throwing money at the challenge of attraction and retention, she has created an entire framework of strategies and tactics for positioning a company or organization as an employer of choice. Think of how Apple, Google, and other global success stories have become a magnetic pole of attraction for top-flight talent around the world. The author shows business leaders how to do the same thing for themselves.

This book isn't just for HR types however. Senior executives, CEOs, entrepreneurs, and other core business operators will want to read this book so they can start applying their business savvy not just to their customers, but also to their employees. The chapters on branding and leadership as key attraction factors are fascinating and go well beyond the usual bromides about happy work places. People want challenge, advancement, and -- YES -- great leadership!

I recommend this book to anyone struggling with building great teams and human capital. I will also be recommending it to my own clients who are looking at ways to raise their employer brand.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Karen Cardozo on February 13, 2014
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People think they know what talent is and how to keep it, but they often presume way too much. Roberta Matuson's concept of magnetismis the perfect way to think about attracting and retaining the employees you want. Her seasoned and impeccable advice has won her many fans in the corporate world. As a professor of interdisciplinary and leadership studies, I longingly await the day higher education and other nonprofit sector executives wake up to its wisdom!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Linda Henman, Ph.D. on February 6, 2014
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Any leaders who have been trying to ride out the recent economic downturn by not hiring need to read and heed! Matuson draws from her years of experience as both an internal executive and external expert to advise the reader about best practices in attracting, developing, and retaining top performers.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Charles Morgan on January 12, 2014
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I agree with "rinnig" here that this book is as helpful for employees as it is for any CEO, who needs to know:

1)how to attract the best, most engaged employees,

2) how to keep them engaged and yet

3) learn enough to know when to let people go- whether they've undermine morale or sabotaged the company's work and don't shape up after a few attempts to help but also,

4) be keen to part on a good note. That's another very important concept: People can write vindictive tweets, now!

The corporate world can be pretty harsh at times. To navigate it well, a worker or CEO must be prepared.

Matuson does present a softer core, i.e, how and when the boss can give perks.
Talent Magnetism also has valuable ideas on how to learn whether employees are happy, engaged and invested in making the company great. To name a few:

*Cut to the chase and get past the answers of yes-men or women.

*Be sure that the interview process is not turning away some of the best prospects who, in this day and age, might not have patience for the usual runaround.

*In case you're a busy CEO who's crunched for time, I would look at the highlighted grey boxes throughout the text, as they summarize her most important lessons. The quizzes and charts are surely worth seeing.

It's never too late to magnetize talent! Roberta blogs for fastcompany.com with posts that are witty and concise.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Linda Popky on January 22, 2014
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In Talent Magnetism, Roberta Matuson has created an easy to read, straightforward resource for anyone who will ever need to attract top employees to their organization. Her examples and anecdotes make it easy to access this important information.

As a marketing expert, I'm thrilled to see the emphasis Roberta has put on building a strong employer brand. Powerful brands start with engaged employees who understand the organization's value proposition and are clear as to how their actions and behavior impact customer satisfaction and loyalty.

Bravo to Roberta for focusing attention on this important subject!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Boston CIO on January 17, 2014
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Roberta is a talented author and respected talent management consultant. This book offers new concepts and insights into how companies can attract and retain key individuals. These concepts are company neutral and the size of the organization does not matter, what does matter is that leaders need to be insightful when it comes to finding and keeping incredible talent.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ann Latham UncommonClarity.com on January 31, 2014
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Talent Magnetism is even better than Matuson's first book, Suddenly in Charge, and that says quite a lot! Being able to attract top talent is more important than ever and Matuson, as usual, provides great, pragmatic advice that is interesting and easy to read. Buy it. Read it. Do it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By rinnig on January 10, 2014
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I have both of Roberta's books. Both sit right on my desk for reference. As an owner of a small business, I have to be able to retain my great employees. Roberta shows the way. Talent Magnetism let's me understand what I need to do in keeping my business running smoothly with my best employees. This is also a great book for any employee to read to be able to have longevity in their chosen field. Get both of Roberta's books and you will have a great blueprint on todays workplaces.

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