The Best Talent to Do the Best Job

Mike Donoghue is a member of a multinational information technology corporation where he collaborates on the communications guidelines and customer relationship strategies affecting the interactions with internal and external clients. He has analyzed, defined, designed and overseen processes for various engagements including product usability and customer satisfaction, best practice enterprise standardization, relationship/branding structures, and distribution effectiveness and direction. He has also established corporate library solutions to provide frameworks for sales, marketing, training, and support divisions.

Companies strategize their program and project management efforts in tandem with their product and service offerings. When combining and compiling the lists of tasks that need to be accomplished by their workforce, many managers look to the pool of talent they have on hand. While they may potentially consider enticing outside individuals with new skills in order to make inroads into emerging technological frontiers, paying for additional and often pricier workers is not top on their list.

As part of its business strategy, an organization also needs to demonstrate that it’s interested in maintaining a base of dedicated and exceptional employees. Industry and customer needs may be at the forefront of executive-level decision makers, but it is vitally important to have a stable body of knowledgeable staff in place through proper recruitment, hiring and development policies so those aspirations can become real.

A strong and effective talent management strategy helps a company plan how its workforce will be superior at their jobs—while also planning on how to keep them adaptable for future work. Ideally, all team members have the potential to become better performers; however, it may be necessary to focus additional energies on those members that have demonstrated superior ability and drive.

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