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with Diane Hamilton and Nilesh Patel

April 2012

The business case for talent management


The business case for talent management

Given the importance of employee retention, the aim of talent management should be to build capacity and capability. Ideally, it is a comprehensive approach that ties to business needs and strategy; however, that doesn't mean the approach can't evolve over the course of several months to meet overall organizational needs. The emphasis is on developing a broad spectrum of talent so that the availability of internal talent will not be a constraint to the organization’s strategic direction.

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In your Facebook: Do employers have the right?


In your Facebook: Do employers have the right?

There’s an emerging trend in how far social media can be used to screen potential employees. Some applicants have been asked to allow interviewers to look into their Facebook accounts or to hand over their passwords. The practice certainly has some appeal because, just like Google searches, viewing an applicant’s Facebook data can provide a rare glimpse into the person’s real persona, including likes and dislikes and the ability to be professional.

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About This Blog

 Diane Hamilton, PCC, SPHR, is the owner and founder of Calibra, a coaching and consulting firm focused on maximizing leadership potential. Nilesh Patel is the principal attorney of the Mahadev Law Group, LLC, which focuses on human resources and employment law issues for organizations. He can be reached at Both bloggers are members of Wisconsin SHRM, which is dedicated to being the state leader in HR management and the premier source for HR expertise and resources. More information can be found at You can follow the WI SHRM blog at



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