A majority of high-performing organizations use talent management
to help them identify, develop and leverage the core talent that is
critical to the current and future performance of their companies.
Mastering talent management helps companies differentiate
themselves and provides them with a competitive edge. However,
developing a cohesive talent management program, which successfully
integrates its various components and aligns high-potential
employees with company goals, is challenging for business leaders.
The Talent Management Playbook is based on a survey
commissioned by ASTD and i4cp that examined various aspects of
talent management, including how organizations define talent
management, the components they value, the people they choose,
those they delegate to benefit from it and they ways in which they
measure the success of its outcomes.
Challenges that organizations commonly face with regards to talent
management are addressed and potential actionable strategies are
discussed; enabling organizations to take a holistic approach for
the employees and company. Some of the challenges discussed
There is no universal consensus on the definition of talent
manage, and its meaning can vary even within organizations.
Organization that integrate talent management are more effective
and successful, yet few organizations report they have successfully
An organization may lack the measurement tools need to accurately
track and assess talent management processes.
This easy-to-use research guide also includes real-world examples
of how companies have addressed some of these talent management
The Talent Management Playbook can be purchased from the