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Winning the war for talent in emerging markets : why women are the solution /
Sylvia Ann Hewlett, Ripa Rashid.
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Boston, Mass. : Harvard Business Review Press, c2011.
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ix, 275 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
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1422160602 (hbk. : alk. paper), 9781422160602 (hbk. : alk. paper)
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Boston, Mass. : Harvard Business Review Press, c2011.
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1422160602 (hbk. : alk. paper)
9781422160602 (hbk. : alk. paper)
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Unprecedented advantages -- Tripwires and challenges -- Brazil -- Russia -- India -- China -- United Arab Emirates -- Becoming a talent magnet -- Claiming and sustaining female ambition -- Dealing with pulls and pushes.
abstract
"In 1998, a landmark McKinsey Quarterly article exposed the "war for talent" as a critical business challenge and a fundamental driver of corporate performance. Now, just when you thought it was over, the authors present compelling evidence that the war for talent will persist over the next two decades despite the twists and turns of the economy. In this definitive guide, the authors present a strategic view of what managers must do to win the war for talent. Drawing on their five years of research, including surveys of 13,000 executives and case studies of 27 companies (including Amgen, GE, PerkinElmer, and The Home Depot), they map out five bold imperatives for attracting, developing, and retaining the very best people. Most importantly, they show that great talent management has more to do with a pervasive "talent mindset" than it does with better HR processes. This book will help every manager build a stronger talent pool and turn high-caliber talent management into a strategic competitive advantage."--Publisher's website.
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8176486
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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" In Winning the War for Talent in Emerging Markets , [Sylvia Ann Hewlett and Ripa Rashid ] debunk the stereotypes of the oppressed Arab woman, the bikini-clad Brazilian, the Bollywood heroine, and the adoring Asian wife, and focus instead on well-educated women determined to achieve in their careers." - Global Business and Organizational Excellence "...this book is a fascinating examination of the lives of women in these very complex and fast-changing societies, and should appeal to anyone interested in attracting and keeping women employees who have different cultural and personal pulls than their male counterparts in every society." - Jack Covert, 800 CEO READ "I highly recommend the thought provoking and well researched book...to any business leaders who are actively recruiting and hiring talented employees in the developing world. This book demonstrates the competitive advantage that any company will discover by hiring and retaining the highly educated and ambitious women of the emerging economies." - Wayne Hurlbert, Blog Business World
"Hewlett and Rashid make a powerful case that companies keen to recruit and develop these women should help them manage specific challenges they face, such as safety when travelling or responsibility for the care of ageing relatives... the book offers useful lessons in how big business can do better." -- BusinessDay " In Winning the War for Talent in Emerging Markets , [Sylvia Ann Hewlett and Ripa Rashid ] debunk the stereotypes of the oppressed Arab woman, the bikini-clad Brazilian, the Bollywood heroine, and the adoring Asian wife, and focus instead on well-educated women determined to achieve in their careers." - Global Business and Organizational Excellence "...this book is a fascinating examination of the lives of women in these very complex and fast-changing societies, and should appeal to anyone interested in attracting and keeping women employees who have different cultural and personal pulls than their male counterparts in every society." - Jack Covert, 800 CEO READ "I highly recommend the thought provoking and well researched book...to any business leaders who are actively recruiting and hiring talented employees in the developing world. This book demonstrates the competitive advantage that any company will discover by hiring and retaining the highly educated and ambitious women of the emerging economies." - Wayne Hurlbert, Blog Business World
"...this book is a fascinating examination of the lives of women in these very complex and fast-changing societies, and should appeal to anyone interested in attracting and keeping women employees who have different cultural and personal pulls than their male counterparts in every society." - Jack Covert, 800 CEO READ "I highly recommend the thought provoking and well researched book...to any business leaders who are actively recruiting and hiring talented employees in the developing world. This book demonstrates the competitive advantage that any company will discover by hiring and retaining the highly educated and ambitious women of the emerging economies." - Wayne Hurlbert, Blog Business World
"...this book is a fascinating examination of the lives of women in these very complex and fast-changing societies, and should appeal to anyone interested in attracting and keeping women employees who have different cultural and personal pulls than their male counterparts in every society." - Jack Covert, 800 CEO READ
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The war for talent is heating up in emerging markets. Without enough "brain power," multinationals can't succeed in these markets. Yet they're approaching the war in the wrong way--bringing in expats and engaging in bidding wars for hotshot local "male" managers.The solution is hiding in plain sight: the millions of highly educated women surging into the labor markets of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and the United Arab Emirates. Increasingly, these women boast better credentials, higher ambitions, and greater loyalty than their male peers.But there's a catch: Attracting and retaining talented women in emerging economies requires different strategies than those used in mature markets. Complex cultural forces -- family-related "pulls," such as daughterly duties to parents and in-laws, and work-related "pushes," such as extreme hours and dangerous commutes -- force women to settle for dead-end jobs, switch to the public sector, or leave the workforce entirely. 'In Winning the War for Talent in Emerging Markets', Sylvia Ann Hewlett and Ripa Rashid analyze these forces and present strategies for countering them, including: Sustaining ambition through stretch opportunities and international assignments Combating cultural bias by building an infrastructure for female leadership (networks, mentors, sponsors) Introducing flexible work arrangements to accommodate family obligations Providing safe transportation, such as employer-subsidized taxi servicesDrawing on groundbreaking research, amplified with on-the-ground examples from companies as diverse as Google, Infosys, Goldman Sachs, and Siemens, this book is required reading for all companies seeking to strengthen their talent pipeline in these rich and expanding markets.
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The war for talent is heating up in emerging markets. Without enough 'brain power,' multinationals can't succeed in these markets. Yet they're approaching the war in the wrong way bringing in expats and engaging in bidding wars for hotshot local male managers. The solution is hiding in plain sight: women.
Main Description
The war for talent is heating up in emerging markets. Without enough _brain power," multinationals can't succeed in these markets. Yet they're approaching the war in the wrong way_bringing in expats and engaging in bidding wars for hotshot local _male" managers.The solution is hiding in plain sight: the millions of highly educated women surging into the labor markets of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and the United Arab Emirates. Increasingly, these women boast better credentials, higher ambitions, and greater loyalty than their male peers.But there's a catch: Attracting and retaining talented women in emerging economies requires different strategies than those used in mature markets. Complex cultural forces _ family-related _pulls," such as daughterly duties to parents and in-laws, and work-related _pushes," such as extreme hours and dangerous commutes _ force women to settle for dead-end jobs, switch to the public sector, or leave the workforce entirely. 'In Winning the War for Talent in Emerging Markets', Sylvia Ann Hewlett and Ripa Rashid analyze these forces and present strategies for countering them, including:_ Sustaining ambition through stretch opportunities and international assignments_ Combating cultural bias by building an infrastructure for female leadership (networks, mentors, sponsors)_ Introducing flexible work arrangements to accommodate family obligations_ Providing safe transportation, such as employer-subsidized taxi servicesDrawing on groundbreaking research, amplified with on-the-ground examples from companies as diverse as Google, Infosys, Goldman Sachs, and Siemens, this book is required reading for all companies seeking to strengthen their talent pipeline in these rich and expanding markets.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introduction: In Plain Sightp. 1
The Changing Face of Talent
Unprecedented Advantagesp. 15
Pitfalls and Trip Wiresp. 29
The Markets
Brazilp. 57
Russiap. 77
Indiap. 99
Chinap. 117
United Arab Emiratesp. 143
Action Agenda
Becoming a Talent Magnetp. 165
Claiming and Sustaining Female Ambitionp. 183
Dealing with Pulls and Pushesp. 209
Conclusion: The Leapfrog Opportunityp. 229
Appendixp. 241
Notesp. 253
Indexp. 265
About the Authorsp. 275
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