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Smart Talent Management

Building Knowledge Assets for Competitive Advantage Edited by Vlad Vaiman, Associate Professor and Director, MSc Program in International Business, School of Business, Reykjavik University, Iceland and Charles M. Vance, Professor of Management, Loyola Marymount University, US
This book takes a fresh look at human talent in organizations, focusing on employees at all levels who represent key agents of knowledge management in acquiring, transferring, and applying important knowledge for competitive advantage.
Extent: 288 pp
Hardback Price: $140.00 Web: $126.00
Publication Date: 2008
ISBN: 978 1 84720 513 1
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Publication Date: 2010
ISBN: 978 1 84980 071 6
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  • Business and Management
  • Human Resource Management
This book takes a fresh look at human talent in organizations, focusing on employees at all levels who represent key agents of knowledge management in acquiring, transferring, and applying important knowledge for competitive advantage.

The overarching aim of the book is to identify, define, and explore the implementation of talent management strategies aimed at facilitating effective knowledge management in an organization. The contributors provide a valuable fusion of two important areas of emphasis for current research and practice in human resource management: talent management and knowledge management. They illustrate the immense significance of the latter to competitive advantage and organizational success in our rapidly changing global knowledge-based economy. The generation and acquisition of ideas and knowledge, their internal transfer and application throughout the organization, and the cross-border transfer of knowledge – all through the effective management of human talent – have become integral to contemporary management. The contributors examine planning and staffing, training/coaching, performance management, and organizational learning and development.

Academics, human resource management practitioners and management consultants will find this volume valuable.
‘. . . the editors have done a good job of bringing together a series of contributions which provide a useful and welcome expansion of the theoretical foundations of talent management through a knowledge management lens.’
– David Collings, Personnel Review
Contributors: L.S. Andrade, D. Briscoe, D.A. Carpenter, A. De Vos, R.-V. Frey, J.M. Graber, B. Hall, N.A. Inskeep, R. Jones, K. Korotov, M.L. Lengnick-Hall, B.F. Poell, W.J. Rothwell, P.F. Schutz, N. Soens, S. Terjesen, V. Vaiman, F.J. Van der Krogt, C.M. Vance
Contents:

1. Smart Talent Management: On the Powerful Amalgamation of Talent Management and Knowledge Management
Charles M. Vance and Vlad Vaiman

PART I: HR PLANNING AND STAFFING
2. Critical Considerations of Talent Management and Knowledge Management for Effective HR Planning
Patrick F. Schutz and Donald A. Carpenter

3. Talent Staffing Systems for Effective Knowledge Management
Mark L. Lengnick-Hall and Leticia Andrade

4. Attracting and Retaining Generation Y Knowledge Worker Talent
Siri Terjesen and Regina-Viola Frey

PART II: TRAINING AND COACHING
5. The Role of Social Networks in Managing Organizational Talent, Knowledge and Employee Learning
Bob F. Poell and Ferd J. Van der Krogt

6. The Power of Career Counseling for Enhanced Talent and Knowledge Management
Ans De Vos and Nele Soens

7. Accelerated Development of Organizational Talent
Konstantin Korotov

PART III: PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT
8. Reward and Recognition Concepts that Support Talent and Knowledge Management Initiatives
Nancy A. Inskeep and Bettie Hall

9. Talent Management, Performance Management, and the Management of Organizational Knowledge: The Case for a Congruent Relationship
Patrick F. Schutz and Donald A. Carpenter

PART IV: ORGANIZATIONAL LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT
10. Talent Management and the Global Learning Organization
Dennis Briscoe

11. Social Capital: Bridging the Link Between Talent Management and Knowledge Management
Rhonda Jones

12. Certifying Knowledge and Skills is Critical for Talent Management
Jim M. Graber and William J. Rothwell

Index