Talent Management Definitions: are you up to speed?

Posted on January 25, 2019 at 12:00 PM


Whether your job title includes Talent, L&D or HR, Talent Management terms and definitions are forever shifting. And there are new words entering the market all the time.

How do you keep up?

Take, for example, Continuous Performance Management. Unheard of until only a few years ago and yet now conferences and blog posts are awash with the term. Similarly, ‘career pathing’ or ‘talent categories’.

And for some of us, there are plenty of words that we think we should know what they mean and want to use them appropriately – but we don’t. We have a good idea what the word means but are not quite sure…

There are many examples of this in the world of succession planning. In you’re in this field, these will be part of everyday vocabulary. If you’re more of a generalist, what’s your understanding of a Talent Review, or Talent Category? And what about the 9-box grid?

To act as a ‘go to’ resource when you’re faced with talent management jargon, we’ve created a web page packed full of jargon-busting definitions. It’ll change over time, so be sure to check back. And if you find there are HR terms we haven’t yet included, then let us know.

Don’t forget, we also have a wide range of tips, tools, article, white papers, eBooks and video you can access across the website. Visit the Resources section and have a look through.

And, when you’re ready to explore how we might be able to support you, then get in touch or book a demo of our software. We’re here to help!


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