RTM - Attracting, Developing and Retaining Talent

A significant issue facing R&D managers today is maintaining a stimulating technology organization staffed with appropriately skilled individuals who share the vision of the corporation and constitute talented and effective teams. At the 2008 Industrial Research Institute Member Summit, Ernest R. Gilmont of the University of Pennsylvania and Robert Cook of Clorox co-chaired a discussion focused on identifying current issues related to how R&D organizations are responding to their human resources challenges to ensure viability of their R&D workforce. The case studies that follow are adapted from presentations by panelists from W. L. Gore, Roche Diagnostics and The Hershey Company.

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Volume 52, Issue 6, November-December 2009

Feature Article