Why Talent Management Is The Next Big Challenge in agency

Why Talent Management Is The Next Big Challenge in agency


The right People, Development, Encouragement, Communication and working to strengths are important tools in insuring you and your talent are getting the most from their role.

The first step is getting the right people on the bus! If you have the right people, the need to find a way to motivate and manage reduces as great people do not need to be managed or motivated, they are already willing to engage with the role and achieve goals. ‘If you have the wrong people, it doesn’t matter whether you discover the right direction; you still won’t have a great company.’ (J. Collins. Good to great) A business is only as good as it’s people!

Development is a key word when it comes to making the most of your talent. It can be really beneficial for both you and your employee to regularly touch base from the moment they start their recruitment career, to promotions and all the spaces in between. Setting out a monthly or weekly review can provide the employee focus and clear understanding of where they are doing well and where to improve to progress further.

People who have the opportunity to focus on their strengths are more likely to report an excellent quality of life in general which directly reflects on their performance at work. It is not a secret that our values are linked to our emotions, working to our strengths and completing tasks successful makes us more determined and happy within our roles.

When employing it is important to take into consideration that at least a third of your team show some element of leadership. Leaders can take come in all forms and exist at all levels of your business whether they are managing a large team or just themselves. It may be through being a leader in an extra-curricular activity, taking on roles with responsibility within previous jobs or even during education or just being a very active provider to the community. All this examples show the capabilities of going beyond their current roles and have the potential to progress. Encouraging your talent to push themselves past their day to day activities and engage with additional projects, programmes or incentives can help stretch and develop capabilities.

It is important to keep your talent in the loop. Have a 1 to 1 and discussion with them and go through your vision. Explain to them what you hope to achieve in the next few years and where you see them fitting in to help achieve those goals. The feeling of value and the potential opportunities to progress can have a really positive affect on your employees. Scheduling in annual career development and succession planning feedback can also be really beneficial to both parties as it provides a clear path and more focused approach at achieving goals.

Why Talent Management Is The Next Big Challenge in agency