Talent management is about using data from workforce, succession and contingency planning tools to understand what talent exists within the organisation, what talent populations are needed, and the identification of individuals who are particularly valuable to an organisation.

The ability to identify and select the most effective methods by which to develop and retain talent is important. It may require specific organisational interventions, such as development programmes, but it’s also about being able to shape bespoke programmes to meet individual needs.

Sophisticated talent approaches will look outside organisational boundaries and will work with diverse talent pools and partner organisations.

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