Talent Tectonics - by Steven T Hunt (Hardcover)

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Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up

Number of Pages: 320

Format: Hardcover

Genre: Business + Money Management

Sub-Genre: Human Resources & Personnel Management

Publisher: Wiley

Author: Steven T Hunt

Language: English

Street Date: September 7, 2022
TCIN: 86426129
UPC: 9781119885184
Item Number (DPCI): 247-07-8955
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported


About the Book

"Talent Tectonics is written to help leaders create resilient workforces and organizations that will thrive in a fast-changing world with increasing shortages of skilled labor. It is based on engagements with hundreds of organizations around the world combined with research from industrial-organizational psychology, management science, socioeconomics, and related fields. It is a product of the author's unique experience working at the intersection of people, technology, and work. The phrase 'talent tectonics' refers to fundamental shifts reshaping work and organizations. The two biggest being the accelerating pace of change caused by digitalization and the reshaping of labor markets caused by declining birth rates and increasing lifespans around the world. These deep structural changes create visible changes in the nature of organizations and work. Similar to how movement of underlying geological tectonic plates drive changes on the surface of the earth. Most of the changes to work caused by talent tectonics are not initiated by companies. They are an inevitable consequence of larger social and economic forces. Companies can treat these shifts as threats to be managed or opportunities to be leveraged, but either way they must react to survive. Talent tectonics cannot be ignored or avoided. Companies must adapt or suffer the consequences. This book explains how talent tectonics are changing work. But also addresses one thing about work that is not changing: how people are influenced by their work experiences. Despite popular assertions that generations are radically different from one another, the fundamental psychology of people changes very little over time. The kinds of work experiences that make us happy, support our development, and motivate us are relatively constant from one generation to the next. What does change is the impact work experiences have on company performance and employee's ability to get the work experiences they want. Creating positive employee experiences is critical for attracting and retaining talent in an increasingly competitive labor market. It is also necessary for tapping into people's innate capacities for learning, adapting, collaborating, and creating. These skills are at the heart of having an agile, high performing organization. Achieving this requires understanding how the psychology of people interacts with the experience of work to impact adaptability, wellbeing, and performance. Balancing company needs with employee experience to create supportive, inclusive, healthy, agile, and productive organizations. The book discusses how companies can do this by rethinking approaches to job design, staffing, development, management, compensation, and organizational culture. Readers will leave this book with a better understanding of how and why work is changing, and tactical tips and frameworks to redesign their workforce management methods to leverage the power of employee experience to create more successful companies."--

Book Synopsis

How to attract, retain, develop, and engage people for a changing world of work

Shifting demographics combined with the digitalization of all aspects of life are transforming the nature of work. This is forcing companies to rethink how they design jobs and recruit, develop, and engage employees.

In Talent Tectonics: Navigating Global Workforce Shifts, Building Resilient Organizations, and Reimagining the Employee Experience, Dr. Steven Hunt explains how technology is changing the purpose of work and why creating effective employee experiences is critical to building organizations that can thrive in a world of accelerating change and growing skill shortages.

In the book, you'll find insights from the perspective of a person who has worked with thousands of companies around the globe using technology to build effective workforces. The book explores how business strategy, organizational psychology, and work technology interact to create nimble companies. The book discusses the future, but its focus is on the present, identifying things companies can do now to attract critical talent and create resilient organizations including:

  • How to manage different types of employee experiences to create engaged and adaptable workforces
  • How technology can enable large organizations to act more like small, agile, entrepreneurial companies.
  • Rethinking employee recruitment, development, and engagement to create supportive, inclusive, and resilient organizational cultures

Perfect for human resources professionals, employee experience managers, and business leaders responsible for building effective workforces, Talent Tectonics belongs in the libraries of every leader, employee, and professional invested in ensuring that their organization can attract, retain, and develop the talent needed to achieve its strategic goals.

From the Back Cover


"There are perennial workforce challenges we all face, regardless of industry or geography. Talent Tectonics is a guide to prioritize those challenges and determine which are most important for our organizations to solve today. This book focuses on practical solutions, calling out the tensions between what the individual wants and what the organization wants, and shares practical tools on how we can balance those seemingly disparate needs."
--MAURA STEVENSON, PhD Chief Human Resource Officer, MedVet; Affiliated Research, Center for Effective Organization, USC's Marshall School of Business

"This is a must-read for everyone who wants to crack the nut on how an organization can thrive in the future of work. Steven Hunt helps us understand the major drivers of creating resilient workforces by successfully managing the intersection of people, technology, and work."
--CHRISTIAN SCHMEICHEL, SVP & Chief Future of Work Officer, SAP

"Talent Tectonics gives us a new and essential way to think about the employment relationship and how we approach it - whether as an employer or an employee."
--ELAINE DAVIS, Chief Human Resources Officer, HealthComp

"Talent Tectonics blends practical business guidance with evidence-based science to create a unique and powerful book every HR professional should read. Dr. Hunt's experience working with hundreds of companies, technological savvy, and psychology expertise has enabled him to provide a valuable look at what companies must do to prepare for a future of work that will be very different from the past."
--KEN JOHNSTON, SVP & Chief Human Resources Officer, Purolator

"Steve Hunt is a distinguished expert in understanding the intersection of business, human behavior, and technology, and how organizations can leverage it to drive performance and gain competitive advantage. With enormous changes occurring in the workplace in every region of the world, Talent Tectonics is a timely and valuable read for anyone wanting to nurture an organization culture that puts the employee experience front-and-center in order to attract, develop, and retain the best talent."
--DOUG HAALAND, PhD VP, Global Talent Management, Whirlpool Corporation

About the Author

STEVEN T. HUNT, PHD, is the Chief Expert of Work & Technology at SAP. His work focuses on the design and use of technology-enabled processes to improve workforce agility, productivity, experience, engagement, and well-being. He is an internationally renowned industrial-organizational psychologist.

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