Whirlpool Corporation

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Discuss what factors emerged at Whirlpool that impacted its talent needs Whirlpool Corporation is the world’s leading manufacturer and marketer of major home appliances. According to Goldsmith & Carter the right talent was easily and readily available to help drive Whirlpool’s business, however there were a number of factors that impacted its talents needs. The first impact whirlpool had with its talent needs is the growth, size and scale of the business. This added a level of complexity that they were not use to handling, and in order to compete successfully within the marketplace, they would either need to train current employees or hire from externally. The second factor that coincides with the impact of their talent needs is the external consumer marketplace. This was a very demanding, fast-paced change and the creation of new products and services made Whirlpool realize that they were behind. Because technology was ever changing, in order to compete globally it was necessary for Whirlpool to start embracing this change as well as invent a new game plan.
Discuss how expanding globally changed the talent requirements at Whirlpool Whirlpool realized that in order to expand globally they would not only need to enhance their technological resources, but also revamp their talent structure. In order to coincide with the external market place it was necessary for Whirlpool to make this change. The first thing they needed to address was their lack of technology. To accommodate these changes technology became a huge role in Whirlpool’s global expansion. Goldsmith says, “A perfect talent storm was brewing: a more complex and globalized market, demanding better talent to drive greater results and differentiation and an increasing scarcity of the talent that could provide it.” (Goldsmith and Carter, 2010, pg 259) And in order to facilitate these change, Whirlpool…...

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