Edward Lawler on Making People Your Competitive Advantage

    Jan 24, 2019

    With every employee who walks out the door costing the company up to 200 percent of their annual salary to replace, retention is one of the most important issues facing businesses today. Because finding the ideal person for every workplace position has become an increasingly difficult task, the retention of top employees has become every manager's concern. Love 'Em or Lose 'Em, by organizational-development specialists Beverly L. Kaye and Sharon Jordan-Evans, proposes that this "race for talent" can be effectively run only by those who adopt programs and policies that truly support their personnel. Beverly Kaye, president of Beverly Kaye & Associates, Inc., is an organizational consultant with over 20 years of experience in career development, management training, and human resource planning. She is also the president of Career Systems International, a career development publishing company, the author of Up Is Not the Only Way, and the coauthor of Designing Career Development Systems. She is coauthor, with Sharon Jordan-Evans, of Love 'Em or Lose 'Em: Getting Good People to Stay. For additional training on this topic, consider these AMA seminars: * Igniting Commitment: Engaging Employees for Breakthrough Performance * Talent Management * Essentials of Human Resources Management * Employee Retention Strategies: Fighting Turnover * Successfully Managing People To learn more, read these AMACOM Books: * The Loyalty Advantage, by Dianne Michonski Durkin * Bench Strength, by Dr. Robert W. Barner * The Leadership Advantage, by Robert M. Fulmer, Jared L. Bleak * Strategic Staffing, by Thomas P. Bechet * The Employee Recruitment and Retention Handbook, by Diane ArthurIn today's global business environment, it's more and more difficult to gain a competitive edge, but it's not impossible. Talent, potentially the most powerful source of competitive advantage, is available. In Talent: Making People Your Competitive...In today's global business environment, it's more and more difficult to gain a competitive edge, but it's not impossible. Talent, potentially the most powerful source of competitive advantage, is available. In Talent: Making People Your Competitive Advantage, the follow up to his best selling book, Built To Change, Edward Lawler shows how organizations can combine the right organization design, management practices, and talent to gain a critical performance edge. Edward E. Lawler III is Distinguished Professor of Business at the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business and founder and director of the University's Center for Effective Organizations (CEO). CEO has been recognized by Fortune and other publications as one of the country's leading management research organizations. BusinessWeek has proclaimed Lawler one of the top six gurus in the field of management, and Human Resource Executive called him one of HR's most influential people. Workforce magazine identified him as one of the twentyfive visionaries who have shaped today's workplace over the past century. Professor Lawler is the author and co-author of 43 books. His most recent works include Talent: Making People Your Competitive Advantage and Built to Change: How to Achieve Sustained Organizational Effectiveness, which was co-authored with Christopher G. Worley. Professor Lawler is the recipient of many awards including SHRM's Michael R. Losey award for which he was the first recipient. He is also a consultant to many governments and corporations including the majority of the Fortune 100.AMA_Edgewise_0831.mp3