Organizations that fail to repeat the success of the last generation of leaders are often found to lack a coherent talent development strategy. While leaders and potential leaders may be sent to training classes and resource libraries, these are found to be of little use in making significant and lasting change.
Developing talent refers to the processes and systems devoted to preparing people for new and different positions within the organization. Most of the time this involves positions of greater responsibility as a result of promotions, but it can also apply to lateral career development positions that are part of managerial and professional career development tracks.
Development is not synonymous with training. It is a long-term strategy to move targeted people through a focused, customized set of experiences.
Pragmatic HR Consulting can help you design career and employee developmental processes and systems that best fit with your mission, values and budget. We can help you develop career paths that make sense for both employees and your organization. These may also be part of your leadership development strategy.
In today’s organizational climate a relatively small percentage of employees are chosen for these developmental programs. Thus, talent identification is critical to select the right people for these long-term commitments.