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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Things to start thinking about

Use these prompts to reflect on your understanding of Talent management and uncover areas for future professional development.

  1. Which methods of attracting, developing and retaining talent are most effective for your organisation?

  2. What segmentation data is used to inform decisions on what talent populations are needed?

  3. When did you last undertake a review of how talent is identified in the organisation?

  4. How do you tailor talent interventions to meet the bespoke needs of talented individuals?

  5. How do you drive the talent agenda across organisational/regional/global boundaries?

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This two-day course briefly takes account of the established best practice in talent management and then examines its associated limitations and the opportunities for more progressive strategies.

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