What is Talent Management?

Talent management is a systematic process designed for better utilizing employee skills for the benefit of the organization as a whole. Talent management is a valuable asset, especially when done properly. Usually, small to medium-sized firms struggle with managing talent due to factors related to business expansion. Ironically, missing the opportunity to recognize and utilize talent effectively is a perplexing issue for many organizations.

Although many companies define their own set of rules in identifying the factors associated with talent management, most talent management programs incorporate the following functions:

  • Identification
  • Engagement
  • Retention
  • Development
  • Deployment

The idea is to identify the talent in each employee and work to improve it for the benefit of the organization. Furthermore, it’s important to keep in mind both the present and future talent needs of the business. As a part of the talent management process, each company recognizes potentially talented individuals that are potentially valuable to the organization, both now and in the future.

As an employee, you may have experienced this phenomenon. The top issue is to prioritize the need for employees with their potential set of skills to complete a particular task. For example, if your company needs experienced salespeople, the smart organization will assess their Behaviors, Motivators, and Emotional Intelligence prior to hiring them.

Similarly, each company should look into the level of talent (skills or attributes) each employee and/or applicant has, and analyzes them before making a final decision. The problem occurs when companies overlook employee talent at the expense of experience.

Talent Management Tools

As a manager, you need tools to identify, develop and deploy talent. At Clutch Consulting, that’s one area where we can help you. By partnering with us, you ultimately reduce the time, cost, and learning curve that come with identifying potential employees that are the right fit for the right job.

As a manager, you should know that employee talent is often wrongly recognized without the right assessment tools. In fact, many organizations suffer loses simply due to misidentifying employee talent. To reduce such mishaps, as a manager, you have the responsibility to identify the right talent of each individual.

At the end of the day, talent management is a vital component for any organization, and it isn’t only effective in the hiring process. For example, as a leader, you can give targeted training to employees who, in your view, may need it more than others based upon their individual skill levels. Trough the use of this strategy, you polish their skills and increase their performance in your organization both now and in the future.


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