Talent Valuation: Accelerate Market Capitalization Through Your Most Important Asset by Thomas McGuireTalent Valuation: Accelerate Market Capitalization Through Your Most Important Asset by Thomas McGuire

Talent Valuation: Accelerate Market Capitalization Through Your Most Important Asset

byThomas McGuire, Linda Brenner

Hardcover | March 20, 2015

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Master the first comprehensive, credible framework for measuring HR's value and the quality of its talent acquisition/management efforts! Reflecting their immense experience leading talent management and consulting on enterprise talent strategy, Linda Brenner and Tom McGuire introduce a powerful new metric: the Intellectual Capital Index (ICI). Built on extensive financial analysis of Fortune® 500 companies, ICI helps you rigorously identify specific areas of intellectual capital that drive the most value in your company, and refocus HR accordingly. Using it, you can:

  • More effectively quantify the return on your human capital investments
  • Measure the quality and value of your most important talent
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the drivers of value in their organization
  • Recognize the drivers of intellectual capital within their companies
  • Measure and improve talent quality: your most important talent metric

Brenner and McGuire help you finally overcome long-time controversies and obstacles to valuing talent. Using accepted financial techniques, you'll walk through:

  • Identifying which people and roles are producing disproportionate value
  • Determining the true asset of value of talent you don't "own"
  • Gaining deeper insight into the "active" and "inert" components of intellectual capital
  • Organizing structures and business processes to activate your talent and liberate latent value
  • Choosing and applying the most effective talent metrics
  • Refocusing HR on the talent issues, skills, and competencies that matter most

Talent Valuation offers indispensable tools and insights for C-level executives, HR leaders, strategists, investors, analysts, researchers, students – and anyone concerned with measuring, optimizing, and communicating the business value of talent.

Thomas McGuire leads the talent strategy practice at Designs on Talent, having served as both CFO and Global Talent Acquisition Director at top global consumer products companies. He has 35 years of business experience following his first job as a Peace Corps Volunteer.   As a CPA, he “grew up” in finance, working for Coopers & Lybr...
Title:Talent Valuation: Accelerate Market Capitalization Through Your Most Important AssetFormat:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 9 × 6.4 × 0.9 inPublished:March 20, 2015Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0134009681

ISBN - 13:9780134009681


Table of Contents

Introduction     1
Chapter 1: Important vs. Critical Talent: What if the Beatles Had Been a Company?     7
Chapter 2: Is Your Most Important Asset Really an Asset?     17
Chapter 3: Valuing and Evaluating Companies and Their Intellectual Capital     25
Chapter 4: Understanding Active and Inert Components of Intellectual Capital     47
Chapter 5: Identifying Critical Roles Through Work Processes     59
Chapter 6: The New Talent Strategy Game Plan     77
Chapter 7: The Only Metric that Matters     99
Chapter 8: Attracting and Retaining the Human Capitalist Investor     123
Chapter 9: Looking Back and Looking Forward     141
Chapter 10: Who Is Responsible? What Is the Purpose of HR?     157
Conclusion     183
Appendix     193
Defined Terms     201
Index     203

Editorial Reviews

“Tom draws on his unique background spanning senior roles in operations, finance, and human resources to deliver a thoughtful and comprehensive solution to talent valuation. It stands alone in this space, because he truly understands key value drivers.”—Jack Stahl, Corporate Board Member, Private Equity Advisor, and former CEO of Revlon and President of The Coca-Cola Company   “A captivating piece of work. Human resources is rapidly changing and becoming a much more data-intensive field. Tom McGuire’s work infuses the study of HR with principles from finance and analytics. A compelling and important read for HR managers and general managers alike.”—Mitchell Hoffman, University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management   “Since the 1980s, whether in Finance, Marketing, or HR roles, Tom has always thought way beyond the curve—and delivered results. He collects and connects dots from all his experiences habitually. In this pioneering exposition on the value of talent, he connects them all.”—Cynthia McCague, Corporate Board Member and former SVP Human Resources at The Coca-Cola Company   “Linda has an uncanny way of drawing the line from concept to reality. She’s smart and strategic and works hard to understand the challenges and goals of the business. This and her deep experience working with clients across industries makes her the ideal partner for Tom in helping link business value to talent.”—Scott Katz, Director-Talent Management, Turner Broadcasting   “This is unlike any other Human Resources book you have ever read! Tom and Linda deliver a scientific, yet practical, approach to understanding how to value your people and the intellectual capital they generate for the business. If you truly believe that people are your most important asset—this is a must-read.”—Dave Sutton, CEO, TopRight Partners and Coauthor, Enterprise Marketing Management: The New Science of Marketing