Talent management is a buzzword that should mean something. In fairness, far too many organizations use the term as an umbrella to describe everything that happens after you recruit someone and before you fire them.
Onboarding? Performance management? Goal setting? Succession planning? Sure, yeah, okay, stick it in the bucket of talent management and call it a day.”
There is an art to talent management, which includes the alignment of your workforce to an organization’s goals and objectives. However, talent management is also a science.
- Do you know the baseline behaviors and leadership competencies required for success in your company?
- Can you assess the areas of strengths and weaknesses in your workforce and recommend a strategic roadmap for growth and change?
- Do you have a holistic strategy that links an individual’s performance and development to operational goals from onboarding through succession?
Most talent advisors do bits and pieces of talent management. There’s onboarding, integrating people into your culture, engaging and developing your workers, and then working hard to retain them. Some components are more valuable than others, and everything has a time and a place. I just wonder if you know: 1) what you’re doing, 2) what you’re not doing, and 3) how it measures up against your competitors?
This month, our team of talent advisors will advise you on the basics of talent management. Jennifer McClure will tell you which companies are excellent and why. Tim Sackett will be writing about how you can turn your employees into fans of your talent management process. Matthew Stollak will share industry-leading thinking on performance reviews. Neil Morrison will share his thoughts on talent management during mergers and acquisitions. And Steve Browne will write about the emotional cost of turnover.
Yes! Turnover is emotional!
There is more. We’ll be writing about talent communities, analytics, and onboarding programs. Because we want to deconstruct all of the buzzwords in the world, we will also cover best-in-class rewards and recognition programs.
I’m excited for the month of June. Talent management is a big subject, and it gives us a whole host of opportunities to hack away and look for the truth. If you are curious about talent management, today is the first day of the rest of your professional life.
Thanks for joining us this month!
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