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Talent Intelligence for Effective Talent Management: A Comprehensive Guide
Talent Intelligence for Effective Talent Management: A Comprehensive Guide
Anubhav Bhatt

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Talent Intelligence for Effective Talent Management: A Comprehensive Guide

21 Jun 2022

As global organizations race to integrate new technologies into their stacks, ineffective talent management systems in place are proving to be a massive roadblock for them. 

The exponential talent gap, failed talent management strategies, and rising attrition rates are just the tip of the iceberg. The rest of it lies in the fact that talent management without the necessary intelligence simply isn’t suitable for 2022. 

Organizations today are fighting three types of battles. 

#1 Attracting and recruiting good hires. 

#2 Retaining and engaging existing employees. 

#3 Future-proofing their workforce against emerging technologies & skillsets. 

Combine these three and we are in the middle of a talent war that most organizations weren’t prepared for, but have to fight indefinitely. Naturally, talent management teams need an arsenal of “intelligence” if they are to come out undefeated from this tussle. 

Talent Management Challenges of Today 

It is crucial to identify major talent management challenges today and categorize them appropriately to prepare a future-proof strategy. This will also help TM teams predict and eliminate any roadblocks that might appear in their way. 

Let us divide major talent management challenges into three categories. 

Challenges in Recruitment: 

  • Attracting and engaging the right candidates 
  • Making recruitment bias-free 
  • Using People Analytics for data-driven recruitment 

Challenges in Reskilling: 

  • Identification of current skillsets 
  • Prioritization of in-demand skills 
  • Lower employee engagement 

Challenges in Workforce Planning: 

  • Identification of critical roles & role transitions 
  • Accessing critical talent data & planning career progressions 
  • Aligning talent strategy with business strategy 

Other than these, rising attrition rates, emerging hybrid work models and other challenges also worry the HR. 

These challenges can damage any obsolete talent management systems operating in place today. To prevent this from happening, HR has to think outside-of-the-box and take advantage of “data” in talent management. 

This is where “talent intelligence” as an alternative enters the scene. Talent intelligence is transforming the global talent landscape of 2022, driving enterprises towards a more rewarding future. 

How can Talent Intelligence transform Talent Management? 

In 2022, data should the priority for HR execs if they are to excel in this complex, uncertain and ambiguous market. Talent Intelligence provides us with insights into the ineffectiveness of the present-day talent management approach and helps us rework our systems. 

To put it simply, “Talent intelligence refers to the process of collecting and analyzing global talent data to extract insights on various facets of talent management useful to navigate present-day talent environment”. 

The insights extracted from Talent Intelligence help enterprises: 

  • Stay ahead of emerging labor market trends 
  • Make strategic decisions about talent management 
  • Reduce attrition rates and maximize employee satisfaction 
  • Identify the hiring needs of present & future. 
  • Diagnose talent patterns across the organization. 

Let us look at how talent intelligence can help HR execs tackle the most complex talent challenges with ease. 

Talent Intelligence in Recruitment 

Effective recruitment is going to be an integral part of the ongoing talent war and it should be handled with care. In the last two years, the global talent ecosystem has witnessed a worldwide pandemic, the great resignation, talent shortages across industries and what not. 

This has resulted in the emergence of new functions, use cases and technologies in organizations that require talent. 

However, in the next few years, finding quality talent will largely depend on a recruiter’s ability to intelligently automate their workflow and unearth insights into their chosen talent pool. 

Talent intelligence in recruitment helps recruiters utilize their time better, hire faster and onboard candidates and screen resumes without bias.  

Here’s how Talent intelligence can transform your recruitment systems. 

  •  Effective Sourcing: Source candidates from traditional and non-traditional sources for a diverse candidate pool. 
  •  Candidate Persona: Match candidate intentions with business intentions and analyze  compatibility. 
  •  Diversity & Inclusion: Access a wider talent pool and hire from diverse backgrounds to power up your D&I initiatives. 
  •  Bias-free Recruitment: Extract only relevant insights of generic nature to prevent recruitment bias and hire with fairness. 
  •  Candidate Engagement: Engage your candidates by incorporating modern technologies backed by powerful insights. 
  •  Onboarding Experience: Utilize analytics to craft personalised onboarding experiences that are worth remembering. 

In the coming years, talent intelligence will transform the traditional recruiter role allowing for effective recruitment backed by data, that is relevant to the current talent landscape. 

Talent Intelligence in Workforce Planning 

With the global talent landscape shifting faster than ever, HR execs need to be prepared for any uncertain talent trends that may emerge at any time in the future. 

However, most organizations today are not sufficiently informed of the current or future workforce gaps that may severely harm the execution of their business strategies. 

They are stuck in a situation where having an unplanned workforce can set back their organizations by years and they do not have the means to plan their workforce independently. 

Let us explore how talent intelligence can help workforce planners prepare for years ahead of competition. 

  • Talent Ecosystem Tracking: Leverage a 360-degree view of the talent ecosystem ranging from emerging hotspots to in-demand technologies and skills. 
  • Trend Prediction: Forecast and analyze talent trends before they become mainstream. 
  •  Competitor Intelligence: Track your peers and their talent strategies to explore the best options. 
  •  Complete Market Insights: Access global talent insights and unravel the talent scenario of today’s market. 
  •  Diversity & Inclusion: Power up your D&I initiatives by discovering talent hotspots, candidates and skillsets.   
  •  Cost Analysis: Analyze compensation for various roles spread across various functions and identify what suits you. 
  •  Skills Analysis: Identify any skills gap and prepare to bridge them with reskilling (explained later). 
  •  Career Transitions: Facilitate suitable career transitions across roles to manage your workforce easily. 

With the help of talent intelligence, modern HR leaders have started to utilize global talent data, workforce metrics, and predicted trends that will facilitate workforce planning the right way.   

Talent Intelligence in Reskilling 

As the nature of work changes leaving many jobs obsolete, businesses have the task to develop their workforce with in-demand skills needed to stay strong in the market and ensure healthy economies. 

To tackle the existing challenges of global talent shortage, companies worldwide are focusing on building their workforce with reskilling programs. 

Reskilling maximizes productivity and employee satisfaction by enhancing individual employees’ ability to learn and grow with the market. 

However, lack of strategic pathing also renders most L&D initiatives ineffective in the face of the talent shortage. This is where talent intelligence comes into play. 

Talent intelligence in reskilling helps organisations streamline and micro-manage the entire L&D process.  

Talent intelligence can help you: 

  •  Identify & Bridge Skills Gap: Identify the right skillsets needed for your employees and prepare reskilling paths to bridge them. 
  •  Map Macro & Micro Paths: Identify short-term and long-term career trajectories and reskilling paths to boost employee satisfaction. 
  • Develop Personalized Reskilling Paths: Generate reskilling paths that suit each employee and engages them for faster completion of chosen learning modules. 
  • Explore trending Reskilling Paths: Explore career transitions that are trending among your peers and the market at large. Choose the best from the stack and help your employees power up. 

The necessity of analytics in reskilling is precisely why organisations need talent intelligence going forward. The insights generated by any talent intelligence tool, such as Draup allow HR execs to deploy L&D initiatives with confidence.  

How Draup helps Fortune – 500 clients streamline Talent Management 

Every aspect of talent intelligence discussed above comes encapsulated in one, all-inclusive Talent intelligence platform, Draup for Talent. Spanning over 4Mn+ career paths, 750Mn+ professional profiles, 30k+ skills and 100k+ courses across 33 industries, Draup for Talent provides an Eagle’s eye view of the entire talent ecosystem.  

Let’s understand the role of Draup through a brief case study. 

 “XYZ Ltd. has suffered the massive impact of COVID-19 on its talent management systems. 

The company wants to reinvent recruitment, workforce planning and reskilling strategies. 

However, the unavailability of data is proving to be a roadblock for their TM teams. Even if they collect this data, organizing and unearthing insights from them would prove to be a bigger roadblock.  

To save maximum time and effort, XYZ Ltd. turns to a talent intelligence tool. Let us assume its “Draup for talent.” 

In a short span of time, using Draup’s interactive dashboards, XYZ Ltd. was able to transform all of its talent management process by putting in half the effort. 

For companies like XYZ Ltd. that are short on time and want to gain a competitive edge faster than others, talent intelligence tools like Draup prove to be the suitable partner”. 

Want to learn more about Draup? Check out our Resource page or Request a demo today. 

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