Technical Talent Management: Sourcing, Developing, and Retaining Technical Talent (Best Practices Report)

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April 17, 2012
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Technical workers--analytical, engineering, mathematical, research and development, scientific, and technology employees--look for different things from their employers. Understanding these differences is essential for attracting and retaining these workers who are highly sought after, but in short supply.

This report describes 19 best practices for effectively managing technical talent across the employment life cycle. Topics include:

  • governing a technical talent management program;
  • recruiting, rewarding, and retaining technical workers;
  • managing technical talent performance, development, and careers; and
  • transferring technical knowledge.

Also included in the report are case studies detailing the programs of best-practice organizations: Caterpillar Inc., General Mills Inc., IBM Corp., Lockheed Martin Corp., and Schlumberger Ltd.

Click here to read an overview of the study best practices.