The War to Develop Talent
The pendulum is swinging from recruitment to development
The talent management pendulum is swinging from recruitment to development. Companies have long recognized the importance of developing talent within their organizations. For decades, corporate universities and life-long learning programs have sought to lead internal talent development. In the overall architecture of talent management, however, development has often taken a back seat to recruitment, compensation, and performance management.
As businesses struggle to fill critical positions at many levels, and as the requirements for the leadership pipeline change rapidly, companies are putting renewed focus on building capabilities, not just finding them. The “war for talent” is shifting – and is becoming the “war to develop talent.”