Organizations are faced with a key and critical challenge. Rising pressure to increase top line revenue growth, while at the same time improving profitability, leads to seeking productivity improvements for your talent. Sound easy? We all know that it isn’t, especially with the employee viewpoint that they are already being stretched to the limit given recent workforce reductions. HR leadership has an opportunity to drive MISSION: TALENT-assuring the acquisition of talented new hires and improving the performance of the current workforce. In this webcast, we will highlight recent findings from The Corporate Executive Board;how to achieve "Breakthrough Performance" as the starting point for what organizations need to do when top-grading their talent to meet organizational objectives. We will highlight the role of assessments in identifying top new hires as well as measuring the competencies of those already in the workforce, how to leverage big data as a measuring stick for success, and the mistakes NOT to make on this mission.