1st Edition

Managing Talent A Short Guide for the Digital Age

By Mike Rugg-Gunn Copyright 2023
    158 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    158 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Recruiting, selecting, retaining and developing great people are essential for any successful business. And the combination of digital transformation and post-pandemic work realities presents major challenges for all organisations. This book provides best practice talent management guidance for businesses undertaking digital transformation or facing digital disruption.

    Taking the reader through the stages of talent acquisition, selection, retention and development, this practical and concise book:

    • sets out, assesses and predicts how the digital revolution impacts talent management practices, and helps the reader navigate the journey from an analogue to a digital organisation;
    • updates talent management concepts and illustrates these with examples and cases of best practice across the business world; and
    • enables senior leaders, talent management professionals and managers to quickly access and implement key learnings through the use of practitioner point summaries and a set of Ten Top Tips in each relevant chapter.

    The book provides practical insights, grounded in research, into how to manage talent in a fluid and dynamic world of digital change and is aimed at senior leaders and managers, and the HR community. It clearly shows how organisations undertaking a digital journey need to flex and adapt their talent management processes.

    1. The Business Context  2. Recruitment  3. Selection  4. Retention  5. Development  6. Conclusions. So what? And where do we go from here?


    Mike Rugg-Gunn is a chartered occupational psychologist and an associate fellow of the British Psychological Society. Mike is married with two adult children and lives in Suffolk, UK.