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Find (and Keep) Top Talent for Your Business (Collection), 2/e by David I. Russo, Hank Stringer, Martha I. Finney, Vince Thompson, Rusty Rueff, Cathy Fyock

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Introduction

I believe that I may know one of the first thoughts that came to your mind when you glanced at the title of this book: Where’s this guy been for the last 18 months? I don’t have to worry about getting and retaining top talent because A) I really don’t need more staff right now, and the streets are awash in talent; they’re all begging for work! and B) even the talented and productive people I have are so happy just to be employed, they will tough out everything short of a Banana Republic Dictatorship to keep their jobs.

Well, that certainly is one appraisal of today’s employment market.

But it’s “received wisdom.”

And like most received wisdom, it’s dead wrong.

In most cases, today’s most capable and talented people are not unemployed. ...

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