Book News: April 13th, 2010

By Claire McCartney and Dianah Worman

Diversity should be threaded through all talent management activities and strategies so organisations can reap the benefits of accessing and developing talent from the widest possible pool. This is the main finding of a new Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development research report.

Organisations in the public and private sectors are advised to recruit and develop a whole wealth of diverse groups to nurture the unique perspectives they can bring. The research explores what is going on in UK-based organisations – through a series of structured focus groups of over 100 people, with a variety of HR directors, diversity and talent professionals. It adds to an increasing body of knowledge that places talent management as the top business concern in all economic sectors.

Examples of good practice quoted include NHS Tower Hamlets and the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games Ltd.

The report is available from CIPD