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Talent Management – Developing Key People



Talent management seeks to attract, identify, develop, engage, retain and deploy individuals who are considered particularly valuable to an organisation.

Any talent management schedule should align with business goals and strategic objectives. By managing talent strategically, organisations can build a high performance workplace, encourage a ‘learning’ organisation, add value to their employer brand and improve diversity management.

This course has been designed to help delegates to develop their skills and improve the talent management process. 

Who should attend

This stimulating course is designed for Managers, Team Leaders, Department Heads who wish to develop a clear understanding of what an integrated talent management strategy looks like. It will also help devise strategies that will assist in making a real success of creating a talent-valued culture.


Talent management and workforce planning

  • Understanding the organisation and its environment
  • Analysing the current and potential workforce – competency matrix
  • Aligning talent management to the business strategy
  • Identifying workforce gaps against future needs
  • Actions to address shortages, surpluses or skill mismatches

Identifying and recruiting talent

  • Creating a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion
  • Building and growing talent 'pools'
  • Attracting and identifying talent within the organisation
  • Designing the perfect interview
  •  Providing effective feedback for personal growth

Career management

  • Retaining talent
  • Moving towards experience-based career pathing
  • Talent deployment
    • Encouraging the sharing of talent
    • Ensuring that critical skills can be accessed where they are most needed across the business
  • Manage job rotation and promotions
  • Preparing onboarding for new roles

Continuous learning and development

  • Encouraging a climate of continuous learning
  • Linking career management with personal development plans
  • Leadership development strategies
  • Developing frameworks for succession planning
  • Mentoring cross generation talent: keeping the knowledge of retiring baby-boomers

Performance management

  • Building a high performance workplace
  • Setting objectives and performance standards
  • Creating meaningful work and growth opportunities for employees
  • Reward and recognition

At the end of this course, delegates will be able to:

  • Plan a workforce equipped to deliver upon business needs
  • Implement talent management strategies
  • Measure performance and adopt a continuous development philosophy
  • Recruit talent using strategies tailor-made to your business
  • Retain talent
  • Grow talent and make ready to meet future business needs
  • Manage careers and deploy engaged people
  • Prepare training plans

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