‘Talent Management is the systematic attraction, identification, development, engagement, retention and deployment of those individuals who are of particular value to an organisation, either in view of their ‘high potential’ for the future or because they are fulfilling business/operation-critical roles.’
– A CIPD definition of Talent Management
Talent management, no matter how well described can always be a difficult thing to wrap your head round. With the many different aspects of Talent Management it’s often easier to break it down into individual actions.
Obviously you want productive, passionate and innovative individuals to work in your business. But first they have to want to work for your company.
Reflect on what your business offers its employees (benefits, development opportunities etc.) and make sure that the best bits are widely and effectively communicated to potential job candidates. Be creative in your recruitment process and you’re bound to attract some top candidates.
Seek out those high achievers and potential stars in your workforce. Identifying these individuals and encouraging their professional development is a key factor of Talent Development.
Keep your eye on Employee Award winners and peer to peer appreciation programmes (Thank You Cards, for example). This is a great way to pinpoint those ‘quieter achievers’ who often fall under the radar.
Allowing your employees to develop their skills and progress within your company is a win-win situation. Not only do you save on recruitment cost but you’re investing in your employees’, and your company’s, future.
Employees who take up development opportunities are more likely to stay within an organisation and are often more engaged. Offering and effectively marketing development opportunities can also increase staff retention.
Engaging your employees has a multitude of benefits for your business. Engaged employees are more productive and more aware of key company information and the opportunities available to them.
Putting an effective employee engagement programme in place will enhance your talent management and vice versa, the two work hand in hand.
Attracting talent, identifying individuals, developing and engaging your employees, if executed properly, could be called effective talent management. Adopting these attitudes will naturally increase staff retention and help your company grow.
Though it may seem that tackling all areas of talent management and employee engagement is a big job, it doesn’t have to be difficult. Putting in place the right technology can improve company communications and engagement significantly.
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