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Hi All,
Here is a good article on managing talent on Mckinsey quarterly. visit this link
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Companies like to promote the idea that employees are their biggest source of competitive advantage. Yet the astonishing reality is that most of them are as unprepared for the challenge of finding, motivating, and retaining capable workers as they were a decade ago.
Ten years after McKinsey conducted its War for Talent research,1 the 1997 study drawing attention to an imminent shortage of executives, the problem remains acute—and if anything has become worse. Companies face a demographic landscape dominated by the looming retirement of baby boomers in the developed world and by a dearth of young people entering the workforce in Western Europe. Meanwhile, question marks remain over the appropriateness of the talent in many emerging markets.
Business leaders are deeply concerned, judging by two McKinsey Quarterly global surveys. The first, in 2006, indicated that the respondents regarded finding talented people as likely to be the single most important managerial preoccupation for the rest of this decade. The second, conducted in November 2007, revealed that nearly half of the respondents expect intensifying competition for talent—and the increasingly global nature of that competition—to have a major effect on their companies over the next five years. No other global trend was...

Absolutely! It is one thing to say and yet other to do. Microsoft says it really means to hire top does Gangadhar Jain Group...both say they treat their employees very well and value them the most? Well then who is right? where is the litmus?
Though, answer is bit tough, I have seen over the long haul the companies who have made it big invariably have some of the best brains working for them in their Industry!!!! so...
Question is " how can talent force their leader to teat talent better?"

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