Casualties of war

Butler, Mark
January 2010
People Management;1/14/2010, p17
The author reflects on the impact of the economic recession on human resources (HR) management. He cites his reasons for believing that the whole notion of the war for talent is damaging and old-fashioned. He mentions the efforts of HR to focus on more elaborate reward strategies unconnected to sustainable business or social outcomes. He argues that real skills analysis is the first casualty of the war for talent.


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