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Implementing a Talent Strategy for Your Business

How to Attract and Retain the Best People in your Business

Language:  English
This is a step-by-step guide that shows HR Directors how to implement a talent strategy that is the right fit for their business, moving through the 5 stages of the talent management cycle.
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 In order to remain competitive, organisations need to develop a strategic approach to talent management that works for their business. Not only will this ensure that they have the right people in the right role with the right skills at the right time, it will also contribute to the overall people strategy.This book explains what talent management is and, if you implement the tools and techniques shared at each stage of the talent management cycle, you will create a talent strategy that will be the right fit for you and your business, giving you a competitive edge for customers and employees.

About the Author

Jane Ferré is an HR Professional with over 20 years of experience, in positions such as HR Business Partner, Head of Training and Head of Talent, working with leaders to identify, develop and attract talent at all levels of the organisation.She now runs her own coaching practice where she supports HR Directors to develop a people plan that delivers their organisational strategy. In addition to writing non-fiction work, Jane performs on stage with her local amateur dramatics group.

  • About the author
  • Introduction
  1. Purpose and benefit
    1. What is talent management?
    2. The business benefit of talent management
    3. Understanding the external environment
    4. Understanding your organisation’s external environment
  2. Before you begin
    1. Agreeing your definition of talent
    2. How ready are you?
    3. Who is involved?
  3. The Talent Management Cycle
    1. An overview
  4. Attract
    1. Your employer brand
    2. Building external talent pools
  5. Identify
    1. Identify your internal talent
    2. Performance vs potential
    3. What are they talent for?
    4. The 6 Bs of Talent Management
    5. Informing your talent they are talent
    6. How long are people considered talent?
  6. Develop
    1. Talent Development Programmes
    2. Coaching and Mentoring
    3. Sponsorship
    4. Individualised development programmes
    5. Engaging your leaders
  7. Manage
    1. Reviewing your talent
    2. An example agenda for your talent review panel
    3. Succession Plans
    4. Job rotations/stretch projects
    5. Business Critical Roles
  8. Evaluate
    1. What was your original rationale for implementing a talent strategy?
    2. Criteria for evaluation
    3. What now?
    4. Adapting your talent strategy for the future
  • Table of Figures
  • References

Identify internal talent effectively by understanding performance versus potential.

Explore various methods for developing identified talent such as coaching, mentoring, and sponsorship.

Manage talent through reviews, succession planning, and allocating roles based on their impact on the organization.

About the Author

Jane Ferré