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Talent Management Systems: Best Practices in Technology Solutions for Recruitment, Retention and Workforce Planning

ISBN: 978-0-470-83386-5
247 pages
August 2004
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Talent Management Systems addresses the transformation Web-based technologies have brought to workforce acquisition and management. It examines proven and leading-edge best practices, and what tactics and strategies organizations should employ to remain competitive in this arena. The book is part practical, offering advice on how to institute best practices in e-recruitment and talent management, and strategic, discussing trends and state of the art technology and practices that should be adopted or avoided.

"We're at the brink of the next global battle in the war for talent, and companies with a firm grasp on today's technologies, and the best view over the horizon, are positioned to win. No one understands the intersection of talent and technology better than Allan Schweyer and, as this book demonstrates, no one tells us the story as clearly as he. This is an essential read and an important work in the now-critical discipline of human capital management."
Michael Foster, CEO, AIRS, and Author of Recruiting on the Web

"Allan Schweyer has been on the leading edge of recruitment technology since the dawn of the Internet. In many ways the Internet has created more confusion than solutions for the world of recruiting and talent management. It has certainly made things more complex. HR professionals and even company presidents have become desperate for clarity on the future of talent management-Allan Schweyer's book provides that clarity and establishes him as the authority on web-based hiring and talent management. No major implementation decision should be made without this invaluable guide."
Graham Donald, President, Brainstorm Consulting

"Talent management has suddenly gone from being a nice idea to a core business function. No one knows more about this new function, and the technologies that make it possible, than Allan Schweyer."
David Creelman, Senior Contributing Editor, HR.com, and Independent Human Capital Analyst

"Once again, Schweyer has produced the best writing in North America on this subject, which I've covered for fifteen years."
Bill Kutik, Technology Columnist, Human Resource Executive

"As corporate executives quickly come to the shocking realization that the global workforce-and how that talent is managed and developed both locally and globally—will almost unilaterally determine their future success in global markets, few workforce experts have bothered to provide business leaders with a useful compass and map for the next chapter of workforce management. Mr. Schweyer generously and eloquently provides the talent compass and workforce map for the first pragmatic steps of the new global journey."
John Chaisson, CEO, Global Workforce Solutions

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Foreword. 

Introduction.

Chapter 1: The New Primacy of Talent.

Chapter 2: Best Practices in Technology-Enabled Talent Management. 

Chapter 3: Corporate Career Site Best Practices.

Chapter 4: Talent Management Solutions: Overview.

Chapter 5: Screening, Sorting and Ranking Applicants.

Chapter 6: Searching and Candidate Sourcing.

Chapter 7: Talent Relationship Management and Workforce Planning.

Chapter 8: Legal, Ethical and Fairness Concerns in E-Recruitment.

Chapter 9: Contingent, Contract, Temporary and Hourly Workers—Total Workforce Acquisition.

Chapter 10: Outsourcing.

Chapter 11: Usability, Implementation, Data Security and Reporting—Talent Management System Essentials.

Conclusions.

Index. 

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Allan Schweyer is currently Executive Director of the Human Capital Institute in Washington, D.C. He is a regular contributor to HR.com, the world’s leading portal for human resources information, where he provides research and analysis on the staffing and e-recruitment industries. Allan also consults with large organizations on HR strategies, specializing in e-HR projects.
Allan has been involved in HR technologies since 1994 when he pioneered e-recruitment solutions for Human Resources Development Canada. He subsequently directed the award-winning National Graduate Register, Campus WorkLink, and SkillNet.ca projects, which introduced the concept of applicant tracking and advanced screening to job boards and "career networks" to job seekers. In 1999, Allan co-founded the On-line Recruiters’ Association of Canada. In 2000 and 2001, he worked with Reed Business Information in Boston to build information portals for technical professionals, while attending graduate school at Harvard University.
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Praise for Talent Management Systems

"We're at the brink of the next global battle in the war for talent, and companies with a firm grasp on today's technologies, and the best view over the horizon, are positioned to win. No one understands the intersection of talent and technology better than Allan Schweyer and, as this book demonstrates, no one tells us the story as clearly as he. This is an essential read and an important work in the now-critical discipline of human capital management." — Michael Foster, CEO, AIRS, and Author of Recruiting on the Web

"Allan Schweyer has been on the leading edge of recruitment technology since the dawn of the Internet. In many ways the Internet has created more confusion than solutions for the world of recruiting and talent management. It has certainly made things more complex. HR professionals and even company presidents have become desperate for clarity on the future of talent management—Allan Schweyer’s book provides that clarity and establishes him as the authority on web-based hiring and talent management. No major implementation decision should be made without this invaluable guide."— Graham Donald, President, Brainstorm Consulting

"Talent management has suddenly gone from being a nice idea to a core business function. No one knows more about this new function, and the technologies that make it possible, than Allan Schweyer."— David Creelman, Senior Contributing Editor, HR.com, and Independent Human Capital Analyst

"Once again, Schweyer has produced the best writing in North America on this subject, which I’ve covered for fifteen years." — Bill Kutik, Technology Columnist, Human Resource Executive

"As corporate executives quickly come to the shocking realization that the global workforce—and how that talent is managed and developed both locally and globally—will almost unilaterally determine their future success in global markets, few workforce experts have bothered to provide business leaders with a useful compass and map for the next chapter of workforce management. Mr. Schweyer generously and eloquently provides the talent compass and workforce map for the first pragmatic steps of the new global journey." — John Chaisson, CEO, Global Workforce Solutions

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