Talent mapping is a fantastic way for organisations to assess the skills they have in their existing workforce, and to identify the skills that are needed for success in the future. Because of this, talent mapping should become an important facet of the broad talent management strategy of an organisation.
All organisations want to be able to recruit the very best talent for their business, but it is also really important that organisations are totally honest about how realistic their expectations actually are.
The pace of life seems to get quicker all the time and the place of technology within it seems to be increasing year on year too. Technology has undoubtedly made many things simpler: communication, media consumption and the way we work being just three examples.
Social media is without a doubt the most popular form of communication in the 21st century. With it, we are now able to connect and interact with anybody anywhere in the world. It's now possible to find out things and to get information and insights about people that simply wouldn't have been possible before. Social media has truly transformed and revolutionised the way we do things.
Managed service provision in recruitment has developed to meet the different and changing needs of organisations. Typical benefits include a reduction in costs, streamlining of processes, increased visibility and enabling the freeing-up of an organisation's internal resources to focus on strategic concerns. The most suitable model of managed service provision for an organisation will depend on its individual context, issues and problems; but here we summarise each model, explain how the different service delivery models work and discuss the benefits that they bring.
As the employment market becomes increasingly fluid and flexible, employee retention is now arguably one of the biggest challenges facing HR teams. Talent acquisition and HR teams need to align because, if they don't, the talent that was so hard to bring into the organisation today will be the employee that leaves through the revolving door tomorrow.
Seemingly one of the toughest areas for HR and business leaders to resolve is that of retaining talent within their organisations.
So often businesses beat themselves up analysing attrition figures and the negative effects on their businesses but do not have the ‘answers’ in terms of a cure.
Finding and recruiting the very best talent that is available is always going to be tough. In today's market, the challenge is tougher still, and an attractive employer brand is fast becoming an essential factor for organisations if they are to successfully meet these challenges.