Many organisations understand they should be spotting and nurturing their potential high performers. There are, however, often difficulties around the practicalities of how to do this, understanding where to focus limited resources and ensuring that those employees crucial to the business - but perhaps not selected for talent schemes - do not become disengaged as a result.
Organisations that manage their talent effectively seem to have in common:-
- Aligning talent management schemes with their organisational strategy.
- An understanding of the critical roles in their organisation.
- An ability to keep their pools of talent fluid so people move between pools.
- Having in place an active staff engagement and development programme to develop all their staff, not just those on talent management programmes.
- Putting in place objective, clear and fair assessment processes to identify “talented managers”.