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A Basic Guide to How Talent Management Best Practices Can Consolidate Your Workload

Your talent pool, at every level of your business, is a valuable resource. Talent management is one of the primary tools that can help you succeed in the increasingly competitive global marketplace. Recruiting, hiring and retaining performing employees will help your company achieve its goals in the short and long term. But talent management is a big job and it needs priority attention to make sure it’s done right.

Thinking you could use some help? Here’s a basic guide to how talent management best practices can consolidate your workload.

Still Using Paper for Performance Appraisals? Automate Performance Management to Create a More Efficient and Effective Process

Performance appraisals of the past have been ineffective, time consuming and labor-intensive. Partly because of this there is sometimes a perception that they are a waste of time and they lack the connection to the organization's goals to create any kind of change or development.

However, studies have shown that employees who receive feedback and the opportunity to meet with managers and supervisors to discuss their individual performance are generally more engaged and tend to be more productive.

So how do we create a process for more efficient and effective performance management? Automate performance appraisals, that’s how.

Talent Review: Conduct a Talent Audit on Your Organization

With the intensifying competition in the global marketplace, businesses have to strive harder than ever to stay effective and operate in a functional and profitable way. The primary driving force behind any company and its rate of success is its talent pool. To stay ahead of the curve with your operations and your team it’s vital to ensure your strategy and your talent are in alignment. Talent reviews in the past were often cumbersome and complicated. It was difficult to consistently rate key performers on criteria such as promotability, possible next roles, risk of loss and potential metrics. However, conducting an effective talent audit on your organization with talent management software is a streamlined process that will help give you the competitive edge.

Utilizing an Interactive Org Chart for Succession Planning

When most of us think of an org chart we still get the idea of an outdated, static relic that is low on information and difficult to access and navigate. Times have changed, and if you haven’t changed with them, you’re missing out. An interactive org chart is a necessity in any modern organizational model. Having the ability to allow your employees to update their personal and professional information, for one, is a huge benefit. However, integrating this information into a dynamic org chart is where you truly have the ability to impact core talent management functions.

Understanding the Impact of Performance Appraisals on Human Capital Management

Have you ever been in a job and wondered how you’re doing? Or felt like you had no idea what your goals should be or what your career path might look like? As an employer, is it okay to feel like you don’t have a vision for development of your talent pool?

Both of these situations are common in today’s business environment. But making sure this isn’t the norm in your business or organization is not as difficult as it sounds, nor is this lack of clarity difficult to remedy. Performance appraisals are commonplace in most effectively run businesses. The key is creating the right performance appraisal to give you the information you and your employees need to drive a successful organization. Human capital management should include the right performance appraisals to move both the business and the workforce forward.

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