Talent Management is a systematic approach to performance excellence achieved by creating a culture of continuous improvement, high engagement, workforce capability and capacity through integrated talent strategies. It is a learning and development program that is aligned with a company’s mission, vision, and core values. Talent Management requires that organizations recruit, retain, and reward top talent and match the right people with the right roles to support the overall organization’s goals.
Talent management identifies mission-critical positions, gaps in the workforce, and high performers. Through personnel management, achieving optimal performance is influenced more by preparing workforce members to handle present and future challenges and less by simply adding more employees. The adoption and implementation of a talent management program provide opportunity for organizational leaders to improve organizational performance despite not increasing workforce size.
Organizations need to foster a culture of learning and engagement so that employees are empowered to make government more efficient and effective. Government needs to offer customized learning opportunities that develop and sustain a high performing workforce. Public sector leaders are responsible for developing and retaining top talent by building a continuous learning culture that equips employees, supervisors, and leaders with the tools needed to excel in their roles to achieve the strategic business goals and objectives and serve the citizens with efficiency and effectiveness. With this, here are considerations for action and areas of emphasis in developing a talent management strategy:
Talent Management is the heart of all HR programs and services. It is the way HR professionals assure organisations have the right people, in the right place, at the right time, with the right set of skills to move the organization forward. Creating an integrated systems approach to personnel development better enables the HR professional to meet the evolving needs of the agency and the workforce of the future.