Talent intelligence: Know your people. Grow your business

by 09 Sep 2010

Employers must ask their staff the right questions in order to bridge the talent intelligence gap, says Lynne Salmon, senior marketing manager at Taleo

For any business to be successful in today’s

However, many companies struggle to link their

Up to 70 per cent of an organisation’s value is

LinkedIn and Facebook may offer more

If companies had the same visibility into their

A Taleo survey conducted earlier this year of

Of those 100 senior managers surveyed, 80 per cent want data on

Put simply, the majority of HR executives are not receiving access to talent

In order to build talent intelligence within the enterprise, Taleo recommends

• An employee’s experience, skills and competencies. For example, are they

• An employee’s career ambitions. For example – do they aspire to career

• Employee performance ratings to ensure high performers are identified and

• Performance information that identifies future leadership potential to fill the

• Critical skill sets that are at risk or the gaps in existing skills sets across the

Meaningful employee talent intelligence cannot be collected as an after-

To read The Great Debate on Talent Management see the next issue of HR Leader magazine - hitting desks 14 September.

For more information on how your business can improve its approach to