To avoid talent management failure and maximise effective resource use, organisations need to avoid three delusions:
- that talent activities constitute strategy
- that identifying talent does not need validation
- that transfer and application practices are an optional ‘add-on’ activity.
In an article published in the Feb 2012 issue of HR Director, The three delusions of TM …, ASK Managing Director Dr Anton Franckeiss shows that, if they are to ensure their talent management strategies operate at the intersection of individual and organisational development, organisations need to see talent management as change management that helps individuals develop into the roles that will be required.