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Talent management and building high performance organisations

Talent management and building high performance organisations

Coulson-Thomas, Colin (2015) Talent management and building high performance organisations. In: Vaidya, Kishor, (ed.) Human Resource Management for the Curious: Why Study Human Resource Management? The Curious Academic Publishing, Canberra, Australia. ISBN 978-1-925128-74-1 [Kindle ed.]

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What is talent management? How does it help build high performance organisations? What are the advantages of studying HR? Prof. Colin Coulson-Thomas of the University of Greenwich discusses these questions in Chapter 2 entitled Talent Management and Building High Performance Organisations. In this chapter, Professor Coulson-Thomas offers his insights as to a number of issues including the importance of studying HR and changing nature of HR, and shares his personal HR journey with you. “After qualifying as a chartered accountant I did not want to spend the rest of my life auditing the financial aspects of what people did last year” says Professor Coulson-Thomas. His current focus is upon practical and less expensive routes to high performance than time-consuming and problematic approaches such as restructuring and culture change. His study found a practical and more affordable way of quickly achieving multiple corporate objectives, namely ‘Talent Management’. In this chapter, Professor Coulson-Thomas discusses the current issues and trends in HR and challenges the widespread HR practices. He offers his insights on various talent management issues including managing exceptional people and helping and supporting all talents, and shares lessons learnt for aspiring students of HR. Professor Coulson-Thomas also talks about the resources, scholarships and research opportunities for the students in this chapter. “There are many opportunities for contributions of value to HR practitioners. Now is a good time for study and investigative enquiry”, Professor Coulson-Thomas concludes this chapter.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Author puts the case in Chapter 2 for why a student should study HRM (Human resources management).
Uncontrolled Keywords: HRM; Human resource management; Studying HRM
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Business > Department of Human Resources & Organisational Behaviour
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