“Paraphrasing Jim Collins, every manager’s #1 problem is talent, but hiring A players is not the solution; hiring the right A players is. Huselid et al. are the best researchers and writers I know of who truly get it — that HR can no longer be non-accountable administrators, measuring cost-to-hire and time-to-fill. Those measures get you a lot of C players hired fast and cheap!”

— Brad Smart, President, Smart & Associates, Inc., and Author of Tograding: How Leading Companies Win by Hiring, Coaching and Keeping the Best People

According to Becker, Huselid, & Beatty, many companies fall into the trap of spending too much time and money on low performers in nonstrategic roles, while high performers in strategic roles aren't getting the necessary resources, development opportunities, or rewards.

In The Differentiated Workforce, the authors expand on their previous books – The HR Scorecard and The Workforce Scorecard – and recommend that you manage your workforce like a portfolio – with disproportionate investments in the jobs that create the most wealth.

Based on two decades of academic research and experience working with hundreds of companies and executives – The Differentiated Workforce will give you the tools to truly transform your talent into strategic impact.

Learn how to:

  • Create a differentiated workforce that competitors can’t easily copy
  • Differentiate the truly strategic capabilities in your company
  • Identify your wealth-creating "A" positions
  • Articulate the roles of HR and line managers
  • Develop the right measures for your organization
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Foreward by Steve Kerr

Brian E. Becker, Mark A. Huselid, & Richard W. Beatty