THE WAR FOR TALENT

Ed Michaels, Author, Helen Handfield-Jones, Joint Author, Beth Axelrod, Joint Author . Harvard Business School $27.50 (224p) ISBN 978-1-57851-459-5

The consulting firm McKinsey & Co. coined the phrase "War for Talent" several years ago when its surveys revealed a diminishing talent pool. The basic McKinsey principle asserts that employers must adopt innovative recruitment techniques, and the authors offer many examples from companies like the Limited, Enron and Amgen. Among their suggestions: offer mentoring programs; encourage employees to switch departments; and with senior hires, look for "leadership style and values" consistent with "the company's culture." Employers will find this book useful if somewhat dry. McKinsey's name along with extensive publicity will help initial sales, but the boilerplate content may not maintain them. (Oct. 15)

Reviewed on: 09/17/2001
Release date: 10/01/2001
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