Talent management is a composite process where companies need to deal with several distinct human issues simultaneously. Organizations must plan and execute concurrently their search for the right talent, training and development and retention-within these several related activities. All these activities are like a chain whose strings should be properly linked in order to strengthen them. With a strong chain of talent management practices, companies can realize their business objectives confidently.
Here are some guidelines on integrating a company’s talent management initiatives:
Empower the HR Department: A company should regard its HR as a strategic partner rather than a support team. Since talent is going to be a premium resource as the dynamics of business keep changing periodically, it is the HR that should find, integrate, nurture and retain the right talent. Hence, it should be empowered first with better technology and competent leadership.
Distribute the responsibility for talent initiatives: A company should empower its HR department and look at ways of involving the entire leadership in its talent initiatives. When companies do this, they establish a culture which makes talent management a natural process rather than a ceremonial duty of the HR. However, companies should build a competent and cohesive mechanism to oversee the smooth flow of all internal activities.
Harness the power of technology: Proper communication channels can facilitate learning and integration of new employees in no time. Besides, they can also facilitate idea sharing and maintenance across the organization. In this regard, using a proper networking technology or a blend of technologies can help immensely.
Learning is another aspect that builds your employees’ competency. You can provide enough opportunities through leveraging e-learning technologies. With technology and automation, you can save several hours of productive time for your employees. On the other hand, employees feel empowered because they learn to handle several work aspects online.
When an organization’s business objectives are in sync with its talent practices, it achieves the maximum results. To this end, an organization must drive its workforce planning, recruitment, learning and development and retention initiatives.
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