A time-worn phrase that is often thrown around the human resources water cooler and beyond is “Our people are our most valuable asset.” This phrase is true of just about any business, and many business leaders actually believe it, but few talent management practices reflect the belief. In most cases, organizations just pay lip service to the expression and neglect to truly entrench the belief within their corporate culture. This is truly unfortunate, because leading research firms like IDC, HCI, and The Hackett Group have shown a link between mature, integrated talent management processes and organizational success.
Halogen Software provides a powerful but simple-to-use cloud management software suite that reinforces and drives higher employee performance across all talent programs, whether it’s recruiting, performance management, learning and development, succession planning, or compensation. The experts at Halogen have recently released a white paper that can guide organizations through improving their talent management practices and help them to ensure their talent management processes are effective, integrated, and contributing to business success. The white paper, titled Talent Management Blueprint: A guide for building a world-class workforce, is available as a free download from Halogen Software’s website.
The experts behind this white paper have identified 10 key components, or dimensions, to building a world-class workforce. These components include culture, talent acquisition, performance management, communication, career management, learning and development, leadership development, total rewards, workforce planning, and engagement. Talent Management Blueprint examines each of these dimensions in detail, explaining what they are and why they are important. Furthermore, the white paper provides best practices that will enhance and improve a business’s existing talent management strategies or help the organization build entirely new ones.
The white paper brings together leading experts’ advice on how to manage each dimension of the talent management process with essential articles and videos that highlight what works and what doesn’t work. Each chapter deals with a separate dimension, and worksheets follow the end of each discussion. The worksheets are designed to help human resources professionals evaluate how effectively current talent management strategies are fulfilling those key components. These worksheets are to-the-point and reveal any flaws or inconsistencies with talent management processes and strategies.
This eBook, a compilation of talent management best practices derived from Halogen’s own research and from their work with customers and industry thought leaders, will provide the human resources professional invaluable tips, worksheets, and other resources. In a recent article, HR & Talent Management Blog pointed out the importance of continuing education for human resources practitioners. Talent Management Blueprint, while not providing any particular continuing education credits to fulfill certification requirements, is an excellent resource not only for improving organizational practices but also for professional development. Interested human resources professionals can download the eBook for free from Halogen Software and begin evaluating their talent management strategies immediately.