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Talent Management Systems: Best Practices in Technology Solutions for Recruitment, Retention and Workforce Planning Hardcover – August 9, 2004

ISBN-13: 978-0470833865 ISBN-10: 0470833866 Edition: 1st

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  • Hardcover: 247 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (August 9, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470833866
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470833865
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 6 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,476,430 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"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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Talent builds world-class products and services, nurtures customer relationships, invents new processes and improves existing ones. Talent inspires, coaches, and leads. Talent builds an organization’s reputation, and over time companies of all stripes will or won’t become valuable because of their talent. To survive in the knowledge economy over the long term, organizations must become focused on managing talent as their most critical resource, and must turn to modern human resources technologies in order to manage their workforce as carefully as they would any physical asset.

Talent Management Systems explains the transformation Web-based technologies have brought to workforce acquisition and management. It examines proven and leading-edge best practices that can improve your organization’s ability to expertly attract, recruit, motivate, develop, and retain staff. And it reveals the tactics and strategies organizations can use to remain competitive in this arena, including:

  • Online recruiting
  • Building a career site on the corporate Intranet
  • Specialized recruitment sites
  • Automated screening, sorting, and ranking of candidates
  • Building skill libraries and profiling competencies
  • Online assessment and testing
  • Selecting the right Talent Management System for the job, and choosing a TMS vendor
  • Outsourcing
  • Legal, ethical and fairness concerns in e-recruitment

No industry has made better use of Web technology than Human Resources, particularly in recruitment. Some of the Internet’s best known and most successful brands (for example, Monster, CareerBuilder, and HotJobs) are career sites used by millions of jobseekers and hundreds of thousands of employers. Most organizations also understand the advantages of operating a corporate career site and in building their employment brand.

However, despite this early and rapid adoption of technology by human resource professionals, most are just scratching the surface of what technology is available and how it can be used to give an organization competitive advantage. By mastering a talent management system, organizations can:

  • Reduce their average time to hire
  • Become more competitive employers
  • Avoid the lost productivity and momentum that arises when a position lies vacant
  • Build rapport, interest, and trust with individuals from the time they apply, throughout the hiring process, during their employment, and even after they leave the organization
  • Manage all aspects of the "total" workforce—external candidates; salaried, hourly, and temporary employees; and even independent contractors

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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Roger E. Herman on July 6, 2004
Format: Hardcover
My title for this book review may seem a bit out of the ordinary, but so is this book. If you're thinking about buying it, you're probably hesitant because of the unusually high price. Forget the high price issue. If you are an executive, a company owner, or a human resource professional, this book has more value-per-page than practically any other book you'll read this year.
The whole concept of talent management is undergoing major change. The whole field is in a state of evolution as a result of the economy, technology, new approaches to employment, outsourcing, the increasing use of metrics, the emerging strategic partnership of the CEO and CHRO, legal and ethical issues, diversity, and more. Talent management has turned into a jungle that seems to get thicker with every step we take.
With the increasing complication, this field becomes more difficult to understand-at the same time that more people and more companies are entering the arena. Somebody who knows what it's all about needs to write a guidebook that will explain the terms, dig into the issues, and make sense of all this. "Talent Management Systems" is that book. And Allan Schweyer, Executive Director of the Human Capital Institute, the leading comprehensive not-for-profit organization in the field, is the ideal author.
This book covers just about every topic you want to learn about in the talent management arena. The depth is appropriate for the reader who wants a solid overview with enough detail to "get" the picture...and be able to relate all the parts. My problem in reading it was overcoming my habit of turning down page corners. When you turn down almost every page, you eventually give up and realize that you'll probably use the index for reference and re-read at least parts of the book over and over.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By janine scott on March 17, 2013
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It introduced me to the different systems available out there but it was also out-dated. I know it is hard to keep up with technology though.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By ABDEL R. T. Zier on November 1, 2007
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it is a very spesialized book for people who are working in the data base for human resources management or recruiting compan ies
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