Talent Q has revealed the results of an extensive survey of talent management practice among UK human resources professionals.
The people assessment firm surveyed nearly 200 individuals, from private and public sector organisations, whose organisations together employ around 5 per cent of the UK workforce.
The findings, which have been written up in a freely available in depth report, show that the HR profession is facing significant ‘fire fighting’ challenges and it is struggling to maintain a strategic focus on talent management.
The report indicates that there are few organisations that can claim best practice, and even fewer that measure and demonstrate the return on investment of their talent management activity.
Dr Alan Bourne, director of Talent Q, said: “Overall, HR departments are often finding it difficult to support their organisation in a strategic manner. The survey particularly highlighted that, for many organisations, HR practitioners were unable to link talent management to positive business outcomes. The reverse should be true, especially in the current climate.”