From Talent Management to Talent Engagement

Shefali Vasave | July 20, 2022 | 1550 views | Read Time : 02:13 min

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In 2019, Southwest Airlines was named one of the best workplaces by Glassdoor. The company has now earned this recognition for ten years running. Additionally, the company is renowned for never experiencing a layoff or salary cut since its inception.

What are the takeaways for businesses from Southwest? It is about inspiring employees while maintaining a clear connection between their well-being and the company's. It strongly demonstrates that they are at the heart of the business.

The writing on the wall is that talent management no longer cuts it. Talent cannot be managed as effectively as it can be engaged. Today, businesses must emphasize talent engagement as it is more than just a modern evolution of human resources. It is the convergence of a new employee-centric culture and a deeper connection between people and their jobs.


What Does Talent Engagement Entail?

Talent engagement isn’t the same as employee engagement. The reality is that motivated individuals seek job fulfilment in order to excel. Because of this, talent engagement is now a business focus that extends beyond HR. Every manager's primary responsibility should be to engage and retain employees. Therefore, managers would do well to comprehend what actually motivates employee engagement.

Here are some things managers and HR can do together to make sure talent engagement works well:
  • Develop a talent plan for the company that is in line with its objectives and expected results.
  • To attract, hire, engage, and retain new talent, align the processes, culture, and people management practices and processes.
  • Create action plans to encourage growth and determine crucial job roles and responsibilities that have a disproportionately large impact on business success.
  • Pay attention to people and diversity to find the best combination that fits the company culture.


The Path Ahead

Clear, authentic, meaningful communication is essential for successful talent engagement. Managers must be able to channel their inner mentor in order to provide thoughtful feedback that empowers employees to thrive in their roles as well as pursue new learning paths. They must be provided an environment where approaching senior leaders on their performance and areas they need to improve in. HR must ensure that they become a partner in ensuring that employees can enhance their capabilities and maximize their value to the company.

The chance to transform employees into brand ambassadors for the company is enormous. Talent engagement comprises the necessary efforts to promote a work atmosphere that fosters innovation, success, and excellence.

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