When it comes to developing a talent-management process for any organization, simplicity and practicality are the name of the game. That mantra holds true even in the firms that make up an ever-evolving and complex agri-food system.
Associate Professor Michael Gunderson parallels his grandfather's version of talent management with the industry demands of today and delves into why managing people properly is vital to organizational success.
Research shows that nothing is more important to a company's bottom line than talent and talent management.
Steve Vande Loo, founder of Advanced Beverage Concepts, Inc., is a results-driven consultant to businesses directly and indirectly linked to the beverage industry. Drawing from an accomplished career as an executive for Coca-Cola, he provides clients insights on organizational strategy, leadership development, new-brand planning, and product introduction and commercialization.
Having an annual performance evaluation process can be both cumbersome and ineffective in some business environments. Ditching them could be beneficial, so long as businesses don't move completely away from structured feedback.
Effective talent management is a key to successful business strategy. The 2015 National Conference for Agribusiness will help leaders affect change in the way their companies manage their most important assets: people.