Due to my current role, I’ve had a pleasure to have several discussions on Talent Management with individuals representing various professions, and it has crystallised to me that there’re various myths and practiced realities around the topic in question. Talent Management is, in general, seen as a vague, non-graspable concept that only “HR people” seem to understand and get excited about. But in all honesty, can any CEO or manager say with bright eyes that they think this type of HR stuff doesn’t matter in business? I hope not. Here’s my version of the construct clarification.
The concept of Talent Management is all about people. It includes the whole cycle of individual’s employment in an organisation or more widely Your entire career – from the moment you decide to approach your future employer or are headhunted and invited to discuss job opportunities, to making the conscientious decision to pursue new challenges or are asked to leave the company more harshly.
Talent Management is also about employer branding, staff satisfaction surveys and all the initiatives around your learning and development throughout your career. Notably it also covers all the training your supervisor gets to become a better manager and every team building activity. [Lue lisää…]