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Whirlpool Corporation (Goldsmith)

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Discuss what factors emerged at Whirlpool that impacted its talent needs.

Discuss how expanding globally changed the talent requirements at Whirlpool.

Discuss how Whirlpool used its Leadership Model to manage its talent.

Discuss how Whirlpool used metrics to improve the quality of talent hired.

Discuss future consideration at Whirlpool related to managing and sustaining talent.


Goldsmith, M., & Carter L. (2010). Best practices in talent management: How the world's Leading corporations manage, develop, and retain top talent. San Francisco: Pfeiffer.

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1. Discuss what factors emerged at Whirlpool that impacted its talent needs.

Whirlpool Corporation is world's leading manufacturer and marketer of major home appliances. During first fifty years (founded in 1911) Whirlpool grew very fast and expanded its operation in various business categories like kitchen appliances. Whirlpool started its global expansion in the year 1970 and soon made its presence in various countries. Rapid business growth and global expansion of whirlpool created a need for talents, who could handle the business and help the company in growing and becoming globally successful. There were many factors which impacted the talent needs of Whirlpool. Let's discuss the factors in brief.

â?¢ Due to tremendous growth, increased size and diversification of business, company needed more talent from the industry to maintain its leadership in the global market. Handling this complexity of business and challenges of the global market pushed Whirlpool to hire multi skilled and talented leaders from the market that can help the company in maintaining global leadership and success.
â?¢ Whirlpool had shifted its focus to the global market, so it became important for the company to focus on the needs and demands of global customers in order to achieve competitive advantage in the global market. Whirlpool's global success came with some global challenges too, like demand for technologically superior products, innovative products, quality products and services etc. Now it was important for Whirlpool to satisfy needs of global customers in order to ...

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