Only Half of Hiring Companies Regard Talent Management as Top Priority

December 4, 2012 – Only half of major organizations regard talent management as a top priority, according to a survey of 537 U.S. companies by Right Management, the talent and career management expert within ManpowerGroup. For 13 percent of organizations talent management is a secondary priority, and for the balance not a priority at all. Respondents were asked to cite the core elements of their organization’s talent management strategy, if applicable. The following ranking is the result: leadership development; talent acquisition; employee engagement; individual and team development; organization effectiveness; and outplacement and workforce transition. “It may be that ‘talent management’ is still an emerging concept for non-HR professionals,” said Owen J. Sullivan, Right Management CEO and president of ManpowerGroup Specialty Brands. “Nevertheless, our research finds that HR executives are fully on board with the process, despite implementation posing a continuing challenge. What the survey data tell us is that much of senior management hasn’t yet focused on talent management as an integrated strategic concept, even if they actually support many key elements.”

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