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Talent management

Our selection of articles, books and online resources can show you how to attract, retain and motivate talent.

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Featured article

What Brexit means for your employees
How businesses are working to mitigate the skills shortage created by Brexit.

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Featured report

Securing Britain's talent
Londonlovesbusiness.com (2013, 52 pages) 

In this report aimed at helping British businesses secure talent, London business leaders tackle skills gaps, leadership issues, youth unemployment and workplace diversity. Produced in partnership with ICAEW.


The Library provides full text access to a selection of key business and reference eBooks from leading publishers. eBooks are available to logged-in ICAEW members, ACA students and other entitled users. If you are unable to access an eBook, please see our Help and support advice or contact library@icaew.com.

Revenue recognition: understanding and implementing the new standard

Provides an overview of the new revenue recognition standard and step-by-step instructions for finance professionals navigating through the new model, with numerous examples along the way. Offers a full explanation of over forty topics superseded by the new standard. The book includes digital ancillaries featuring measurement tools and GAAP and IFRS disclosure checklists.

Dictionary of business and management

Published by the American Management Association, this dictionary covers terminology used in ares of business and management including strategy, management, human resources, sales, marketing, insurance, finance and economics.

Developing new products and services: learning, differentiation, and innovation

The book focuses on the activities required for product and service differentiation, the learning methodologies that contribute to arriving at that differentiation, and the role that technology plays in implementing the process. It contains chapters on entrepreneurship, research and development, fundamental concepts of product and price differentiation, talent management, business strategies for differentiation, business plans, and project management.

Cost management and control in government: fighting the cost war through leadership driven management

The book uses numerous real life case studies to show how and why governments should implement cost management strategies. It includes chapters on talent management, leadership skills, cost control in business processes, and managing change in large organisations.

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Acas guidance

Advice, guidance and practical resources on a wide variety of recruitment topics for both employers and employees, produced by the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service, Acas. Acas is the employment relations service for England, Scotland and Wales offering practical, independent and impartial advice to employers, employees and their representatives.

How to manage change

March 2014

Acas guide for line managers and employers on how to lead staff through change and keep employees engaged. Appendices cover case law relevant to managing staff changes and tools for managing change, with a sample internal communications strategy provided.

Managing attendance and employee turnover

March 2014

Acas advisory booklet for employers on how to manage employee attendance and turnover. Includes appendices containing calculations for measuring employee absence and turnover, along with a sample absence policy.

Online articles

The Library provides access to leading business, finance and management journals. These journals are available to logged-in ICAEW members, ACA students and other entitled users subject to suppliers' terms of use.

How to create a strategy for the digital age

The article discusses the best practices which are to be considered by information technology leaders like chief information officers (CIOs) for creating a business strategy in the modern world which is governed by digital technology. Topics discussed include leadership team collaboration, formulating organic strategies and talent development by assessing customer requirements

Pushing diversity to the top of the agenda

Thoughts on how the travel industry can do more to attract diverse talent and challenge outdated attitudes.

Retention plan: Carriers get creative to keep employees happy

Article reporting on the efforts made by insurance companies to retain employees. It mentions the use of basic fringe benefits such as health insurance and retirement plans, flexibility in work time and space, and career development services.

The key to unlocking hidden talent

Looking at financial and talent management within organisations, this article examines tools that firms can use to identify potential and how they can offer opportunities to employees to make use of these hidden abilities.

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Guides and research

Talent 2020
Deloitte's global business survey series explores talent strategies and unfolding trends that are expected to influence the next decade and beyond.

Getting, developing and keeping the right people
Information and resources on talent management from the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD), including factsheets, guides and research reports. There are separate factsheets on talent management and international talent management.

Talent management
A series of articles on talent management from Management Study Guide. Areas covered include talent management principles, talent management strategy and succession planning.


2018 Global Talent Trends Study
HR consultancy Mercer's annual report into the trends affecting employees and the response from employers. The views of 1730 HR leaders and 4500 employees in 17 countries were surveyed. The full report is available to download for free after registration.


Resourcing and Talent Planning 2017
A June 2017 report produced by the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD) in partnership with Hays. It is based on responses from 520 UK organisations, examining their resourcing and talent planning strategies and the key challenges and issues they face.

Generation Next: managing talent in finance shared services
ACCA survey of finance professionals in shared services.


Diversity and inclusion guide for businesses
Guide produced by the Professional and Business Services Council (PBSC). It highlights key areas of focus for implementing, managing and monitoring diversity initiatives, with best practice advice and a handy checklist.

2016 Global Talent Management and Rewards Study
This Study, from consultants Willis Towers Watson provides an in-depth look at the employee reward programs and talent management best practices of organizations around the globe. 


How to secure top talent in the BRICs
During 2013 E&Y surveyed 1,109 professionals in high-demand roles in the BRICs — Brazil, Russia, India and China — to identify targeted strategies for the attraction and retention of key talent.

Talent and capability in global finance functions
This ACCA report considers what leading global organisations are currently doing to develop talent management across their organisations.


Paradigm shift: Building a new talent management model to boost growth
EY report on five key talent management challenges that face companies. Suggests that only a "paradigm shift" - a major shift in thinking and assumptions - can help tackle the global talent shortfall. Proposes a set of strategies to help address these challenges.


Maximising people power: effective talent management in finance
This report is written by ACCA and KPMG and draws on both organisations' insights and experience. It shows that organisations need to take a holistic approach to talent management, bringing together the goals of the organisation and needs of the individual. It also summarises key trends and gives examples of how companies have gained a competitive advantage through their approach to finance talent management.

Articles and books in the Library collection

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