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Exceptional Talent

Exceptional Talent

How to Attract, Acquire and Retain the Very Best Employees

Mervyn Dinnen, Matt Alder

£29.99

Maintain the competitive edge by attracting, hiring and engaging the talent you need with this guide.

Available to pre-order from 3rd February 2017
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About the book

Attracting, hiring, developing and retaining the right people is crucial to an organization's success. The stakes have never been higher: a 2015 study by CAP suggests that the average cost of employee attrition is 20% of a mid-level employee's annual salary and up to 213% of a high-level executive's salary. In a business environment changing so rapidly that jobs which will be essential in 2020 don't even exist yet, Exceptional Talent examines how changes in technology, communication, and employee preferences are impacting the talent journey. It gives practical advice for how to build an effective recruitment and talent management strategy to meet the needs of the business today and prepare for the challenges of the future.

Part One of Exceptional Talent covers how to build an authentic employer brand, explores new ways of sourcing candidates and explains how to use print, digital, social and mobile platforms to target the right people in the right way. It also highlights the impact of networks, relationships and referrals on talent acquisition. Part Two includes tools and techniques to create an efficient recruitment process, strategies for effective onboarding of new employees as well as practical advice and best practice case studies for retaining and engaging employees.


Table Of Contents

    • Chapter - 1: Talent attention;
    • Chapter - 2: Talent attraction;
    • Chapter - 3: Talent acquisition;
    • Chapter - 4: Talent orientation;
    • Chapter - 5: Talent development;
    • Chapter - 6: Talent retention and engagement;



Book Details

  • EAN: 9780749479732
  • Edition: 1
  • Published: 3rd May 2017
  • Paperback
  • Dimensions: 234x156
  • 288 pages

About the Author

Mervyn Dinnen is a talent acquisition analyst, specialising in advising recruitment, HR and technology businesses on the emerging trends which impact hiring, retention and engagement of employees. His blog was voted UK Recruitment Blog of the Year in 2013. Previously, he spent 20 years working within HR and recruitment in organizations.

Matt Alder is a recruitment marketing and employer brand consultant and has built a reputation as a thought leader in the HR and recruitment space. Before becoming a consultant he spent 10 years working in leadership positions with two of Europe's leading recruitment advertising agencies.


Mervyn Dinnen


Matt Alder