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Issues faced by our clients - Talent and human capital management 

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Despite ongoing economic challenges, global companies must continue to attract and keep the best people in their industry in order to meet challenging revenue targets. They can't afford to let up on two critical elements of competitive advantage: capability development of their staff and investment in future talent.
We believe organisations need to reallocate their spending on talent and capability development rather than spend more. They should focus on the talent with critical skills and on potential future leaders. They should build capability in practical ways that involve business area leads and engage those employees with "must have" skills. Once they have proven their value to the business by maximising the existing investment, those with responsibility for capability development can make the case for future investment when economic conditions improve.

Clients use our services to:

  • analyse current workforce capabilities 
  • identify people with the potential to add new capability 
  • accelerate development 
  • extract capability and transfer knowledge from those who are leaving 
  • measure capability acquisition and business benefits

Related publications

Related publications

This report, written in association with the ACCA, looks to summarise the key trends, with some suggestions and examples of how companies and organisations have used a strategic approach to finance talent management to generate a competitive advantage for their organisation.


Business Leaders Survey 2012

Talent management is a key item on the agenda of senior executives, with good reason.  Whilst executives are facing unprecedented cost challenges, they also must meet stiff targets for revenue growth in key areas, so they can’t afford to let up on capability development and investment in future talent.  They know that talent is key to competitive advantage: they have to get and keep the best people in their industry to survive.


HR Transformation

In a rapidly changing and competitive marketplace, the Human Resources function plays a critical role in putting the appropriate structure, capabilities and systems in place to deliver value to the business.