Talent management covers the full lifecycle of attracting, onboarding, developing and retaining high-performing employees.

Discover our reports and factsheets for important insights into career planning, recruiting and developing people and succession planning.

Factsheets

Regularly-updated factsheets provide overviews and information on a topic

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Factsheets
Employee turnover and retention
Learn how to measure turnover and retention, and understand why people leave organisations
Factsheets
Talent management
Understand the benefits of talent management, and key features of a talent management strategy

Reports

Research and analysis by experts from CIPD and partner organisations

9 Reports about Talent management
Reports
HR talent trends: What's next for senior leaders?
Our research explores the latest challenges and opportunities for the people profession in Asia
Reports
Resourcing and talent planning report
Our trend analysis and benchmarking data on recruitment, workforce planning and retention helps HR and employers recruit and retain effectively
Reports
People Profession 2030: a collective view of future trends
Drawing on collaborative research, our report explores the key trends influencing the future of work and how they will shape the people profession
Reports
Megatrends: Ageing gracefully – the opportunities of an older workforce
This report examines the opportunities afforded by extending working lives as the UK’s ageing population continues to expand
Reports
The Future of Talent in Malaysia 2035
Four scenarios for the future of Malaysia in 2035 are considered here, together with the implications for the state, society, organisations and individuals
Reports
Hidden figures: the missing data from corporate reports
A study of people risk and workforce reporting by UK FTSE 100 organisations
Reports
Attitudes to employability and talent
Explore individuals’ and employers' attitudes towards employability and responsibilities for career development in the UK
Reports
Recruiting and developing people for SME growth
Examines different aspects of people management issues in SMEs through 13 case study organisations
Reports
The business case for investing in young people
How to successfully recruit young people, the kind of employer support required and the benefits of doing so

Case studies

Learn from real world examples of how other people professionals and organisations work with the CIPD to approach key challenges and objectives.

15 Case studies about Talent management
Case studies
Championing disability inclusion: Longhurst Group
Case study on how the charitable housing association built a culture of equality, diversity and inclusion to become an employer of choice for those with protected characteristics
Case studies
Transforming resourcing to future-proof policing: North Yorkshire Police
Case study on how the force developed an agile, innovate approach to recruitment and assessments
Case studies
Building a Co-operative candidate experience: The Co-operative Group
Case study on supporting job candidates in building employability skills
Case studies
Valuing your talent: Coca-Cola
This case study provides insight into Coca-Cola Enterprises’ (CCE) data analytics journey. Given the complexity of the CCE operation, its global footprint and various business units, a team was needed to provide a centralised HR reporting and analytics service to the business. This led to the formation of a HR analytics team serving 8 countries. Read the full case study to find out how the HR analytics team were able to increase data maturity and improve business performance.
Case studies
Valuing your talent: Unilever
Unilever’s Senior Vice President of Leadership and Organisational Development, Leena Nair, describes their HR vision – People, Place, Performance – and how people measures are helping to secure the top talent, make Unilever the best place to work, and ensure their people are performing to their productive best.
Case studies
Valuing your talent: ArcelorMittal
The Head of Leadership Development at the world’s largest steel company, Brian Callaghan, describes how people measures and performance management systems are helping ArcelorMittal build their talent base.
Case studies
Valuing your talent: Microsoft
Microsoft is a data-driven organisation that puts data-led decision making at the heart of its business strategy. Targeted gathering of their human capital data is enabling them to gain analytical insights and solve practical business problems across their organisation.
Case studies
Valuing your talent: ASDA
The retailer’s people are at the heart of the organisation’s success and growth. Find out how the company’s HR strategy and operations are specifically tailored to reflect the individual needs of their employees
Case studies
Valuing your talent: Halfords
Halfords, a specialist retailer of leisure and car products, provides a useful current case study of effective human capital management reporting in action and demonstrates the importance between the successful alignment of business and HR strategy underpinned by clear HCM measures.
Case studies
Valuing your talent: London Councils
London Councils is a lobbying organisation working across political parties to promote the interests of London’s 32 borough councils and deliver services on behalf of the public. One of the ways London Councils provides support is through a professional HR Metrics and Workforce Planning network which helps London boroughs report on, explore and share people data to improve performance.
Case studies
Valuing your talent: Case studies
Find out how other businesses are using people measures to improve their organisations through these case studies
Case studies
Valuing your talent: Royal United Hospitals NHS Foundation, Bath
This case study explores the application of recognition technology within a complex organisational environment, and offers insights from senior HR leadership as to how to best implement technology to drive up engagement
Case studies
Valuing your talent: Xerox
CFO, Xavier Heiss, explains how the two business functions have worked together to increase the value of the services they provide through understanding the intangible value people bring to their customers, such as goodwill.
Case studies
Valuing your talent: Capgemini
Employing over 180,000 people across 40 countries, Capgemini relies on the expertise and skills of its workforce to deliver high organisational and financial performance. Faced with challenges such as siloed departments and reporting of often disconnected data, Capgemini sought to create a tool that would offer access to key human capital data and insights in one place.
Case studies
Valuing your talent: Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Enterprise Rent-A-Car places a lot of importance on the gathering and interpreting of workforce data. We interviewed Leigh Lafever-Ayer, HR Director UK & Ireland at Enterprise Rent-A-Car to find out more about the data they collect, and how they use it.

Tools

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Tools
How to improve talent management
Access tailored recommendations for practice with our talent management planner

Thought leadership

Insight and foresight from our experts in people and the world of work

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Thought leadership
The compensation revolution: Incentives to motivate and retain future talent
Matt Burney of Indeed outlines three potential drivers to shape how and why people work in future, and what these would mean for work-life balance and employee empowerment
Thought leadership
Upskilling and reskilling now to prepare for the post-pandemic economy
Lizzie Crowley discusses the importance of training and development of employees during the pandemic, and what the Government can be doing to support organisations through online courses
Thought leadership
Valuing your talent: Thought pieces
Discover expert opinion of how HR analytics and the reporting of human capital is changing the world of work

Podcasts

Listen to episodes from our podcast series on a range of topical workplace, HR and L&D issues.

2 Podcasts about Talent management
Podcasts
Is your employee value proposition fit for a new era of work?
Episode 179: From greater flexibility to better alignment with personal values, the pandemic has prompted many to reassess what they want out of their jobs. So, can employers tune-in to what employees really want and meet the demands of a post-pandemic workforce?
Podcasts
Career pathing: the new path forward
A series of podcasts from CIPD and CEB which discuss the different types of career pathways

Webinars

Webinar recordings providing expert guidance

1 Webinars about Talent management
Webinars
An exploration of talent acquisition, engagement and retention
Watch our CIPD Midlands Region webinar exploring talent acquisition, engagement and retention

Evidence review

Evidence reviews enable you to ask the critical questions and use evidence for better decision-making.

3 Evidence reviews about Talent management
Evidence review
Fair selection: An evidence review
Evidence-based insight and practical recommendations for ensuring fair selection in recruitment and promotion practices
Evidence review
Retaining disadvantaged young people in work: An evidence review
Evidence-based insight and practical recommendations for creating jobs and inclusive workplaces where young people from marginalised backgrounds can thrive
Evidence review
Recruiting young people facing disadvantage: An evidence review
Evidence-based insight and practical recommendations for reaching, attracting and selecting young people from marginalised backgrounds

Bitesize research

Your regular overview of current research, inspiring insights and cutting-edge ideas in bitesize

9 Bitesize research about Talent management
Bitesize research
Do we really understand what is ‘talent’?
Exploring the construct of ‘talent’ and subsequent talent management in an organisation
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Bitesize research
Should they stay or should they go?
How to maximise the impact of your retention programmes by customising them to employee profiles
For Members
Bitesize research
Why HR teams should include external contractors in their talent pools
The case for a holistic view on talent management
For Members
Bitesize research
What does automated talent management mean for the future of HR?
Technology has the potential to make the HR profession redundant, so it’s up to HR teams to assert their strategic role
For Members
Bitesize research
Does it pay to demonstrate 'grit' at work?
Discover the pros and cons of grit
For Members
Bitesize research
Retaining women in STEM roles
Read the full findings of their research here
For Members
Bitesize research
Great expectations – the curse of top talent?
Take three steps to break the curse of top talent
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Bitesize research
Turning around employee turnover
This article looks at how to achieve an optimum level of staff retention in a global professional services firm
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Bitesize research
Transforming talent at AT&T
Read how AT&T created a new blueprint for sourcing future skills
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