10 Factors for Successful Talent Management.

What do you need to transition from a Talent Management policy intended for a group of employees to a strategy aimed at everyone in your organisation? Find 10 factors that contribute to successful Talent Management.

1. Support by Management

It is important to have your management team on board with a new approach to talent management.

2. Stimulate an Open Work Environment

Many organisations are too focused on short-term results, leaving way too little room open for development. Create an open work culture where the opportunities for development, learning on the job, coaching, rewards embedded in a culture of employee engagement. 

3. Match Work and Talent

Develop the current skills of employees and match this to the work. Make sure that at least 80% of the daily work of employees consists of work activities matching their talents. Conversely, find the right talents in the organisation for a particular project.

4. Get Tools for Talent Insights

It all starts with talent insights and for that, you need tools. Talent software will support in the discovery of talents. Software and tools will support in effective performance interviews and development programs.

5. Focus on Strengths and Motivation

Focus on passion and other motivation and less on competencies. Emphasise on the employee’s strengths and create plans together for development.

6. Provide Talent Management Tools for Line Managers

Enable managers with the tools and guidance to implement performance management and thus performance interviews.

7. Matching Teams

Form teams of people who fit together and divide the roles on the basis of the talents skills.

8. Create a Culture of Responsibility

Make employees responsible for their own development. Encourage this by allowing employees to provide input for their own development plan. Offer facilities for this, such as individual training budgets and opportunities  for learning on the job.

9. Perform Assessments Together

Make sure performance assessment interviews are the dialogue between the manager and employee. Follow up with HR as a coordinator by linking performance, development and training and assess the performance together.

10. Create Talent Pools

Start with building a talent pool. In this way you will have the right information at your disposal support in the search for the right candidate for the position or future projects.

Read more about the 10 Ways to Retain Talent in Your Organisation.