Although business is fast-paced all over the globe, working in the San Francisco Bay Area amid the ever-shifting tech industry, we at Future State often find ourselves on the forefront of emergent business needs. Today more and more of our clients and colleagues are talking to us about the need to build comprehensive programs for talent management. More than ever, companies are realizing that their people—and their ability to build diverse, flexible and versatile teams—are of the utmost importance to ongoing success. Talent management is changing, and that change is being driven by a number of trends; ATD research named these top trends influencing the next five years of global talent development: The need for an innovative workforce; more flexible organizations to adapt to our rapidly changing world; changes in skills needed for success in the workplace of tomorrow; employees demanding more of employers; and an increase in the strategic responsibility held by those responsible for talent development.
At Future State, we call ourselves a human-centered management consulting firm for this very reason: We have long recognized that people are the heart of any organization and the true drivers of innovation and ongoing success. We have years of experience helping organizations design and implement the processes, mindsets and behaviors to build a successful and lasting pipeline of talent—and our on-demand workforce and consulting services help augment teams and drive success as we roll out and build these critical programs.
Because I’ve been getting asked more and more about this process and what is needed for success, I thought I’d share the seven components of a comprehensive talent development program.
LYNETTE PHILLIPS is Future State’s lead Client Portfolio Director for On-Demand Talent. A foundational member of the Future State team, Lynette is an expert at holistically analyzing any project, seeing the gaps, and identifying the perfect people to round out teams and drive success.
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