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Talent war(人才争夺战)

Updated at: 2018-11-30 新题 预测 机经题

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The war for talent refers to an increasingly competitive landscape for recruiting and retaining talented employees. In this book, Michael et al describe not a set of superior Human Resources processes, but a mindset that emphasizes the importance of talent to the success of organizations. The war for talent is intensified by demographic shift (n.人口分布学变化) primarily in the United States and Europe. This is characterized by increasing demand along with decreasing supply (demographically). There are simply fewer post baby-boom worker (n.后婴儿潮工人) to replace the baby boom retirement in the US and Europe (though this is not the case in most of East Asia, Southeast Asia, Central Asia, South America, or the Middle East; Eastern Europe also tends to have similar demographics, namely an ageing and/shrinking labor force). While talent is vague (adj.空泛的) or ill-defined (adj.定义不清楚的), the underlying assumption is that for knowledge intensive industries, the knowledge worker (a term coined by Peter Drucker) is the key competitive resource (see the resource-based view of the firm). Knowledge-based theories of organizations consistently place knowledge workers as a primary, competitive resource. Talent is never explicitly defined in the book, though the preface notes, ‘a certain part of talent elude (v.逃避) description: You simply know it when you see it.’

After several further caveats (n.警告), the authors go on: ‘we can say, however, that managerial talent is some combination of a sharp strategic mind, leadership ability, emotional maturity, communication skills, the ability to attract and inspire other talented people, entrepreneurial instincts, functional skills, and the ability to deliver results’. The authors offer no outside support for this assertion. A 2006 article in the Economist, which mentions the book, notes that, companies do not even know how to define talent, let alone how to manage it. Some use it to mean people like Aldous Huxley’s alphas in ‘brave new world’—those at the top of the bell curve.

Others employ it as a synonym (n.同义词) for the entire workforce, a definition so broad as to be meaningless. The war for talent is seen by various sources as becoming irrelevant during economic downturns. However, there have been highly visible talent poaching (n.非法狩猎) by solvent firms of others who have economic hardship (e.g. JP Morgan was raided by a European firm in March 2009).

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