Talent management seeks to attract, identify, develop, engage, retain and deploy individuals who are considered particularly valuable to an organisation. To be effective, it needs to align with strategic business objectives. By managing talent strategically, organisations can build a high-performance workplace, foster a learning climate, add value to their employer brand, and improve diversity management.
For these reasons, people professionals consider talent management to be a key priority. The CIPD Profession Map also recognises talent management as one of the special knowledge areas within the people profession and sets out the expected standards to follow.
This factsheet looks at the changing context of 'talent management' and its compelling benefits.
This factsheet was last updated by Giorgia Gamba Quilliam: Digital Learning Portfolio Manager, Profession Core Themes, CIPD
Giorgia designs, develops and manages learning content at the CIPD, including digital courses, factsheets, podcasts and web content. She was instrumental in developing the first ever fully digital qualification delivered in partnership with AVADO, which won both a Training Journal and a Learning Technology award in 2016.
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