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The Time Has Come for Strategic Talent Segmentation

John W. Boudreau (CEO) and Peter M. Ramstad (Personnel Decisions International) explain that when it comes to their talent resources, organizations often have similar human capital programs across all business units (“build bench strength”, “improve retention,” “base rewards on performance”). Generic human capital allocations lead to non-optimal human capital investments, just like generic financial or marketing allocations.

Talentship and Human Resource Measurement and Analysis: From ROI to Strategic Organizational Change

In this article, John W. Boudreau (CEO) and Peter M. Ramstad (Personnel Decisions International) extend earlier work by proposing a framework of four elements integrating HR measures within a system for achieving strategic organizational change.

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Beyond Cost-per-Hire and Time to Fill: Supply-Chain Measurement for Staffing

John W. Boudreau (CEO) and Peter M. Ramstad (Personnel Decisions International) state that identifying and acquiring talent is one of the most important processes in human resource management.

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Talentship and the Evolution of Human Resources Management: From “Professional Practice” to “Strategic Talent Decision Science”

John W. Boudreau (CEO) and Peter M. Ramstad (Personnel Decisions International) explain that the value and importance of human capital, or talent, is increasingly obvious to business leaders, yet they are increasingly frustrated by the current state of human resource (HR) management.

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Tapping the Full Potential of Human Resource Information Systems – Shifting the HR Paradigm from Service Delivery to a Talent Decision Science

John W. Boudreau (CEO) and Peter M. Ramstad (Personnel Decisions International) explain that the technical capabilities of human resource information systems (HRIS) are undeniable. HRIS vendors, service providers and their customers constantly find new ways to enhance the speed, capacity, accessibility and global reach of their systems.

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Talentship: The Future of Human Resource Measurement

John W. Boudreau (CEO) and Peter M. Ramstad (Personnel Decisions International) share that there is no shortage of measures in human resources. Unfortunately to date these measures have had little impact on how effectively organizations manage human capital, the apparent and hidden talents of employees and potential employees.

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