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Talent Management Approaches

Talent Management can be seen as an integration of HR practices linked to the business planning, making it both holistic and strategic. The process of attracting and retaining profitable employees is known as the “war for talent” as more companies realize that their competitive advantage is the knowledge and skills of their people.

From an operational point of view, Talent Management can include all of the activities linked to the Employee Life Cycle




Attracting and recruiting qualified candidates

Clarifying hiring requirements, job descriptions

Integrating feedback from applicants and anticipating future hiring needs

Compensation and benefits

Managing and defining competitive salaries and benefits

Standardizing employee compensation

Offering employees competitive compensation rates and raises

Providing in-house ERP/ self-service systems to help employees research benefits, e.g. medical coverage

On-boarding programs


Developing and fostering new workers

Improving the attractiveness of the company to potential candidates

Training and development

Providing people with business-relevant training and development opportunities

Performance Management

Providing people with goal-setting, regular feedback, coaching and appraisals, and linked to development

Providing managers with 360° feedback


Putting in place retention plans to retain the different categories of talent

Career management

Providing career paths for different job families and information or training for all employees on their role in managing their own career