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Strategy-Driven Talent Management: A Leadership Imperative by Ben E. Dowell, Rob Silzer

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CHAPTER 16
INTEGRATED TALENT MANAGEMENT AT MICROSOFT
Paul R. Yost

Microsoft as a Business

Microsoft has experienced tremendous growth and change in the past 30 years. In 2007, revenue was over $50 billion, with the number of employees reaching almost 80,000. From the beginning, the company has made the recruitment, hiring, and development of top talent a high priority. The company has continued to be an employer of choice and is consistently ranked as one of the best places to work. One of the critical questions facing the company today is: Is what happened organically in the 1980s and 1990s sustainable as the company continues to grow?
Microsoft continues to compete in increasingly complex and competitive business markets, requiring multiple ...

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