What is Talent Management

What is Talent Management?

There are numerous definitions of talent management and the term itself can sometimes feel exclusive. Essentially, talent management is about maximising the potential of all our people, whether they have ambitions to be a senior leader, a great technical expert or simply want to be fulfilled and operating at their best in their current NHS role whatever that might be.

For systems, organisations and individuals who have a responsibility for talent management, here are some top tips and underpinning principles that we think best demonstrate where to start when thinking about what great talent management looks like.

Why is Talent Management important?

Attracting, developing and retaining diverse and talented people is fundamental to ensuring that we have a happy and healthy workforce delivering at their best for the benefit of patients and communities. 

Why do it?

  • To be successful in today‚Äôs complex, health and social care system means effectively identifying, developing and retaining our talented staff.
  • For services to thrive and continuously improve we need to develop a talent pipeline able to support new leadership, skill development and succession planning.
  • To be able to respond quickly to the rapidly changing needs of our patients and the services they use, we need the right people, processes, and technology.  This means our entire workforce needs access to a wide range of development provisions that enable the identification of talent which then helps us to support and meet the needs of future patients and service users.

Take a look at this video of senior leaders sharing their career experiences and perspectives on why talent management is important to them.