Understanding and Winning the
Never-Ending Search for Talent.
our enterprises today, the search for talent is everything. It is all about
recruiting, orienting, socializing, retaining, and renewing commitment and the
social contract between employer and employee.
Whether in boom or bust times,
recruiting and retaining the very best talent is bedrock critical. A robust
economy only makes the challenge more competitive. But the challenge never goes
away, no matter what shape the economy or a specific market is in at any given
The intellectual capital, knowledge,
wisdom, and loyalty that employees choose to bring with them to work make or
break companies today. The consequences of poor human capital policies are often
swift and unforgiving.
Managers have no greater task than to
support and nurture the development of human capital—and that means giving
people what they need to succeed.
Bottom line: The manager's core
work in this new economy is to create and support a work environment that
nurtures continuous learning. Doing this well moves us closer to having an
advantage in the never-ending search for talent."
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Henschel was Executive Director Emeritus of the Institute
for Research on Learning (whose operations are now mostly
part of San Francisco-based WestEd)
until his untimely death in September 2002.
He served as a retained advisor and consultant for companies building or
renewing corporate universities and learning programs, both adult and
K12, and eLearning companies. He was a frequent national and
international speaker on issues of learning, management development,
innovation, human capital, and organizational health.
Editor: Ron Wells