The value of an integrated approach to Talent Management is well researched and documented.
But increasingly we find that those businesses which are less than 'corporate' in size think that this kind of joined up approach just isn't within their reach.
As such, they do one of three things.
Number one. They do nothing - and stick with their out-of-date spreadsheets, their tick-box approach to just getting appraisal reviews or engagement surveys 'done' and avoid the tough but important, business risk-type questions about succession planning.
Or, number two, they (falsely) think that buying into online performance review - or 360 - means that they're embracing 'Talent Management'. Of course, they're are to some extent but in reality they are simply using an online, standalone tool that doesn't give the full picture.
Or, number three, they set out to find a way to introduce an effective talent management approach that's right for their business, that fits with their 'culture' and can be managed within their budget with no hidden costs.
And we work with businesses that are in the third action category: those which are committed to understanding and getting the very best from their people; which understand the value that a joined up approach gives but perhaps just don't have the time, resource or knowledge, to manage this in-house.
Typically, they want Talent Management - and want to use great systems that look good to employees and the leadership team.
If that sounds like you, then take a look at how we work- and then get in touch to explore we could help you in your business.
In the meantime, here are some things to think about:
- What works now in your company - and what do your employees expect?
- How are you 'tuning in' to how your employees think and feel about working with the business?
- What's your approach to individual employee goal setting and objective management - and how does this fit with what the business is trying to do?
- Where your next managers, department heads or specialists are coming from?
- How do you retain the people you really don't want to leave?