It's tough out there ... especially for small- and mid-size businesses. Navigating through the rough waters of this economy requires a steady hand, a strong stomach, and all hands on deck. What if you have all that, and yet your business still seems to be underperforming? If you and your crew don't do something different, you will not see the results you are looking for. And in these tough economic times, that could mark the beginning of the end.
But how do you know what to do? At Sequent, we believe that the talent you have on board is your competitive advantage. There are things you can do to maximize business performance through effective management of that talent you have. It all starts with understanding where the gaps are in your talent management processes.
The Seven Elements of Talent Management
Effective talent management brings seven elements together for the single purpose of effectively allocating money and resources to maximize your business performance. The goal is to ensure that you have the right people with the right skills in the right job at the right time. Those seven elements are:
- Training and Development
- Recruitment and Selection
- Performance Management
- Talent Review Process
- Business and Strategic Planning
The Sequent Talent Management Assessment Gives You Insights into Your Talent
Sequent's Talent Management Assessment focuses on the strengths of each of these seven elements individually as well as the integration of each of these elements. For example, what good is performance management if it doesn't translate into further development of people's strengths in ways that enhance their contribution to the business? And why initiate business planning without considering the strengths of the individuals on your leadership team?
As difficult as it may seem to take the time and resources to stop and assess these seven elements, the failure to do so can result in mediocre performance. In today's economy that can quickly result in disaster for your business. Sequent's Talent Management Assessment takes the "difficult" out of this effort. We use a web-based process which documents the results and provides you with a clear understanding of where and how you can build your talent management process for better results immediately. To learn more, click here or give us a call, 888-456-3627.
- What role do your leaders play in creating an environment that engages the hearts and minds of employees?
- Will the skills (both technical and leadership skills) your team has today get you where you want to be tomorrow?
About the Author, Dwight Seeley, Talent Management Practice Leader of the Consulting Group at Sequent.
As the Practice Leader for Talent Management, Dwight applies Sequent proprietary tools and methods to help organizations improve alignment and increase accountability for better outcomes. In his role at Sequent, he is responsible for leading the development of several Sequent solutions, including Total Rewards, Performance Management, Succession Planning, and Compensation Planning for a wide variety of organizations.