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Roadmap to a Career in Talent Management

Apr 12, 2024


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Roadmap to a Career in Talent Management

The future of talent management hinges on three critical tipping points: a responsive and reactive approach, insufficient consideration of evolving careers, and the need to move beyond outdated practices.

Today employers are grappling with skill shortages and encountering challenges in filling vacancies. According to Mckinsey report 43 percent of organizations face skill gaps, with an additional 44 percent expecting shortages within five years. Around 56 percent of hiring managers anticipate changes in required skills due to technology but only a third of companies are prepared for workforce disruptions. Reports say that larger firms (250+ employees) struggle more with recruiting and retention compared to smaller ones (10 employees).

This distress has increased the demand for efficient talent managers in all organizations.

As a talent manager, your role involves identifying, attracting, and retaining top talent in a competitive job market. To excel in talent management, you'll need a keen eye for talent, the ability to effectively promote your company to potential recruits, and skills in negotiating salaries and benefits. Handling difficult conversations with rejected candidates is also part of the job.

If you're drawn to these responsibilities, a career in talent management could be an ideal fit for you. Here’s how you can get into the field of talent management:

Roadmap to a Career in Talent Management

Final Thought

The HR department has evolved with technology, utilizing automation for tasks like recruitment, hiring, and onboarding to enhance efficiency. As a talent manager, this underscores the increasing importance of upskilling oneself. TMI certifications assist professionals and enterprise talent systems in attaining industry-leading qualifications, showcasing leadership and excellence in the theory and practice of Talent Management.

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