Talent Management Framework™
In a perfect world, talent management would be embedded in an organization's strategy and planning process. In reality, most organizations react rather than plan for talent requirements. One reason is that they lack a framework to put talent management in the context of strategic and financial objectives. Buck's Talent Management Framework™ aligns talent management processes, programs, and activities with the needs of the organization and its stakeholders, creating a significant competitive advantage.
Talent management — having the right people, with the right skills, in the right place, at the right time, doing the right things, at the right cost — is critical to an organization's success. Many studies have demonstrated the impact of effective talent management on performance and productivity. However, Buck's framework is the first to organize talent management around fundamental objectives and needs that are common to all organizations.
Everything organizations must accomplish with respect to talent falls into three categories or components — Talent Planning, Talent Deployment, and Talent Engagement. Each of the three components has a different orientation: talent planning is strategic, talent deployment is operational, and talent engagement is personal.
Buck's framework makes talent management relevant to the organization's short-term, mid-term, and long-term agendas; reduces complexity by applying a simple organizing principle; and identifies the skills and competencies that make talent goals achievable. Aligning talent management processes, programs, and activities with organizational priorities creates significant and sustainable competitive advantage.
Buck supports this framework by offering a rapid assessment that determines how well a client's talent management strategy, structure, process, technology, and programs support the needs of the organization. The assessment can be completed in two to four weeks, measuring how efficiently resources are used and how well talent management programs drive results.
Every major business decision, from entering a new market to adjusting to a changing economy, has complex talent implications, and Buck's framework simplifies the complexity.
Learn more about our business-centered framework for managing through good times and bad by downloading our position paper.
You can also read an overview of Buck's Talent Management Framework capabilities to see how your firm could benefit from a more comprehensive, integrated perspective on talent.