Integrated Talent Management – What is it and why should every HR Professional know about it?
So is Integrated Talent Management another buzzword or is it the next BIG thing to transform HR within today’s organisations?
What is it?
There is no one agreed industry definition, but in our experience, it is when several of the following eight HR disciplines are interconnected with each other to create a holistic approach to talent and the employee lifecycle:
The range of activities carried out by the HR function requires a wide variety of skills, experience and knowledge. The people who specialise in reward are likely to be very different from those delivering learning and development and those responsible for recruitment. In addition, as organisations grow, these activities become more distant and silos of activity emerge under each discipline.
This diversity and separation of activities creates the challenge that Integrated Talent Management seeks to solve – the reintegration of these various activities and teams to deliver people strategies and processes which are: more efficient; deliver a greater commercial value to the organisation and have one agreed philosophy of talent built in to every stage of the employee lifecycle. For any company reliant on the quality of its people, this creates competitive advantage.
An example of how it works?
You no doubt have rigorous selection processes to ensure the people you recruit are a good match for the role you need them to perform. The selection tools produce a great deal of information about the strengths and weaknesses of those you recruit. But what happens to this data? In many cases the honest answer will be ‘nothing’. With Integrated Talent Management, the selection criteria are aligned to the internal talent criteria used to promote and develop individuals. Equally, the output from the assessment then immediately leads to a personal development plan for the individual, places them on a talent/mentoring scheme and at the same time feeds automatically into your performance management process and succession plan.
How to start the journey to achieving Integrated Talent Management
Breaking down the journey into manageable steps is where The Curve Group add most value. We create the pathway and deliver the support required for organisations to achieve alignment in the following three areas:
Horizontal Alignment – The barriers between the different HR disciplines need to be dismantled, (whilst valuing, maintaining and developing the expertise that each brings to the overall result).
Vertical Alignment – Talent Management needs to be aligned to and deliver the business mission, vision, values, strategy and processes
Organisational Alignment – The whole organisation needs to understand and be bought into the talent process
For more information, or to organise a no obligation meeting to discuss how Integrated Talent Management works in practice, please drop us a line with your contact details to email@example.com or call us on 0845 4506365 and ask to speak to Belinda Marklew.