Big organisations have been investing in Talent Management for years Making sure you have a Talent Management strategy from the very beginning will help reduce the number of recruitment mistakes you make. We’ve all done it, known exactly what skills we need in our business but then actually offered to someone completely different because ‘we really like them’.
If you have a Talent Management plan in place before you even start to recruit, you will be making the right decisions about who to make an offer to based on the right reasons.
As your business grows, it is imperative that you have a living business plan, one that clearly states where you are going but that can flex and adapt as your business needs to. As your workload begins to increase beyond manageability and you need to take someone on, you need to think carefully about what skills you need. Not just this week, or next month, but beyond that. You may need admin support now but in a year you might need sales experience or specific technical skills. The role may grow beyond the person you need right now and that’s normal, what you need to do is plan for that properly.
Either recruit someone now who has the capacity and capability to grow with the role or outsource your admin to a high-quality Virtual Assistant who can take much of that off your hands. The best ones will be able to do more in less hours than you expect and will cost less than a full-time hire.
That gives you time to think about the skills you will need beyond admin and start to look for a hire who can take you to the next stage faster.
And this is the beginnings of your Talent Management plan – by thinking beyond your immediate business needs you are beginning to plan the skills and experience you will need to grow your business.
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