(From the Economic Times) BANGALORE/KOLKATA: Whenever Lenovo
India's MD Amar Babu is not meeting customers and business
partners, his focus is on talent: coaching, team-building and
making the right pitch for the right people. "Talent management
today tops my agenda and role," he says. People and teams, he
knows, are what go into making a successful organisation.
"Especially at the middle and senior management levels, it is
becoming increasingly difficult to get good talent which matches
the company's culture, has execution skills and understands the
business," he says.
Increasingly, in a competitive job market, head honchos are called
upon to play the role of chief talent officer. Their challenge:
Retain the best and build the rest. This is becoming the guiding
principle across companies, whether entrepreneurial, professional
or family-run. With Indian companies currently in the throes of a
high growth trajectory, talent management and talent creation are
becoming key responsibilities, says Fortis Global Healthcare
Holdings CEO Vishal Bali.