WWPCD? Harvard Business Might Know the Answer

The next time you’re dealing with difficult talent management issues and think, “What would Peter Cappelli do?” consider heading to Harvard’s latest smarty-pants co-operative.

No, not the one in Cambridge that offers way too many crimson hoodies and emblem-heavy coffee mugs.

This new co-op is of the RSS-feed variety, an attempt by Harvard Business Publishing to put its wealth of resources at the fingertips of its users to offer perspective on both new research and “classic” works to make better business decisions and drive improved performance.

Think of this “publishing center” as a one-stop talent-management content center. All the collective wisdom of authors and practitioners like Peter Cappelli, John Boudreau, Tammy Erickson, and Boris Groysberg are available through this online resource.

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Harvard Business Publishing has organized articles, video clips, news feeds, seminar videos, and learning modules addressing talent management, innovation, change, and strategy to help corporations face complex business challenges.

Faculty seminar videos, for example, can put you into a virtual Harvard Business School classroom, while 24 interactive learning exercises provide practical tools and case studies. It also offers more than 40 of the best articles from Harvard Business Review and Harvard Management Update, along with the ubiquitous RSS feeds to keep managers current on the latest thinking in human capital management.

The resource also offers a “facilitation guide” to help companies pinpoint key ideas that might drive discussion and change throughout their organization. Covering the entire talent supply chain, the center covers topics from talent strategy to hiring, development, retention, and succession planning, including linking talent to business strategy, recruiting the right people, differentiating individual development, creating a retention culture, and prioritizing succession planning.

Elaine Rigoli has nearly 15 years of experience managing content and community for various B2B and consumer websites. Elaine has written thousands of business and technology articles and has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal and eWeek, among other publications.

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