Attention front-line supervisors to C-suite executives: If you manage people, this distribution-specific research study will benefit you.
We live in a world where “change” has become a constant. Change occurs so fast that wholesaler-distributors are struggling to keep up with its pace. Intensified competition, constant technological innovations, changing customer expectations and a diversified workforce are just a few external forces that have disrupted distributors’ traditional business practices. What was effective yesterday or today will no longer be working tomorrow. What will determine success, however, is your ability to attract, develop and retain the right people with the right capabilities to create impactful customer experiences. Distributors that have a deep appreciation for their employees and optimal talent development processes in place will distinguish themselves and rise to the top in these turbulent times.
Optimizing Human Capital Development maps out a pathway to achieve business excellence by maximizing your human capital potential. This comprehensive, evidence-based guidebook draws a large body of knowledge from extensive academic research and rich, practical experiences accumulated through collaborative distribution industry-based projects. It provides a success formula for human capital development by identifying all the key ingredients, ranging from talent strategy alignment, talent planning and talent acquisition, to talent management, talent development, talent retention and return-on-talent investment. This research study provides not only a large number of best practices in each talent area, but also a plethora of practical tools for assessing, improving and evaluating a company’s current talent initiatives.