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Winning the Talent Wars

How to Build a Lean, Flexible, High-Performance Organization When it comes to winning the talent wars there are two options: enter a bidding war for talent or build a winning culture. Our research shows that bidding wars don’t work. At the highest level, the goal must be to build a winning culture.

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Design Dream Jobs for Superstars • Performance-based compensation • Supportive leadership • Role and responsibilities • Location and workspace • Scheduling flexibility • Training and development • Relationships at work • Autonomy and creative freedom

Be Very, Very Selective • Scare bad candidates away • Test those who remain • The Behavioral Job Interview • The Realistic Job Preview • Close the deal fast and stay in touch

Get New Employees On Board Quickly • Turn orientation into bootcamp • Day one is the most important day • Month one is the most important month • Don’t let employees alone to sink or swim

Turn Every Employee into a Knowledge Worker • Redefine knowledge work: it is not about WHAT one does, but HOW one does something • Have employees develop individual learning plans

Make Retention Everyone’s Priority • Turn every manager into a chief retention officer • The Prestige Factor • Turn reasons people will leave into reasons they will stay • Push out low performers • Create upward spirals of performance • Do even more for your most valuable talent

Bruce Tulgan is internationally recognized as the leading expert on young people in the workplace and one of the foremost experts on leadership & management practices and supervisory relationships. He is an advisor to business leaders all over the world, and the author/coauthor of numerous books including the classic Managing Generation X (1995), the best-seller It’s Okay to Be the Boss (Revised & Updated 2014), Not Everyone Gets a Trophy (Revised & Updated 2016), The 27 Challenges Managers Face (2014), and Bridging the Soft Skills Gap (2015). Since founding the management training firm RainmakerThinking, Inc. in 1993, he has been a sought-after keynote speaker and seminar leader.

Winning the Talent Wars - handout  

Handout from Bruce Tulgan's session originally presented at the 2018 Argentum Senior Living Executive Conference on 5/14/18

Winning the Talent Wars - handout  

Handout from Bruce Tulgan's session originally presented at the 2018 Argentum Senior Living Executive Conference on 5/14/18

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