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Talent Management and Technology-A Perfect Blend

  • Aileen Scott 
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Most small to medium businesses this year exhibit a desire to expand their scope of operations and increase their employee count over the course of the next year, a sign that the job market is on an upwards rise. That being said, the best and brightest are likely to be picked relatively quickly so competition for valuable employees is at an all-time high. To get the best results from your workforce, the inclusion of technology-integrated management systems has become vital.  There are few things that assist the daily functioning of a company like good human resource development software that has a range of tools that allow a wealth of features relevant to talent management from acquisition to retention.

The most obvious impact is almost invariably on recruitment. Not only does it allow ease of access, but it also lets us post on several platforms as well. The actual attraction of employees is one of the prime roles in talent management- employers post their openings on job portals or social media for the public to see and receives applicants, alongside helping spread the word. The internet allows a potentially fast mode of conveying information to a large number of people and attracting the best hires for your company. In-office technology not just helps to hire but also role placement. It allows users to review the job profile of an individual and highlight their strengths and weaknesses so that the right type of role may be chosen for them.

After the initial hiring, the applicant must receive his/her role at the company which will be chosen according to their skills. They must confirm their ‘onboard’ status and then, it is time to begin the process of training the applicant in the skills necessary through a planned and integrated strategy, alongside tracking their progress. The next step is the development stage of the current workforce. There is no substitute for a one-on-one interaction but management software allows us to correctly identify where and when an employee needs praise for their efforts.

Retention could be the most important aspect of managing your workforce, especially when you consider the investment into training and the fact that turnover costs range from thirty to fifty percent of an employee’s yearly salary.  Using the latest technology, you can help to track an employee’s development, satisfaction, and level of participation in employee benefit packages. Using modern techniques to actively track their needs and progress has become of paramount importance and will continue to remain so. 

As far as the management aspect goes, few things are as difficult as ensuring your employee feels wanted, satisfied, and respected here, rather than moving onto greener pastures. If you’re finding that your applications are still coming up short, investing in additional tools could be the best way to ensure that it improves dramatically.  Focusing on effective balance in management is one of the best ways to ensure that your company moves forward into the future instead of being left behind