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Bersin & Associates Introduces New Talent Management Framework

Thursday, May 20, 2010 General News J E 4
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Provides comprehensive blueprint for the integration and application of modern talent management processes

OAKLAND, Calif., May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Bersin & Associates, the only research and advisory firm focused solely on enterprise learning, talent management, and talent acquisition, today announced the availability of a new report, The Talent Management Framework: A Modern Approach for Developing and Mobilizing Talent.  The report's focal point is a new framework, a chart which shows how talent management processes should be integrated and highlights the most important elements and practices to consider for highest impact and business alignment.    

Bersin & Associates Talent Management Framework is the product of a body of research in talent management conducted by the firm since 2007.  The research is based on case study interviews, quantitative surveys, and consulting with organizations in the development of their talent management strategies.  The framework was developed to summarize today's best-practices and help organizations understand how to bring the different elements of talent management together.  

The framework encompasses thirteen areas: talent strategy and business alignment, workforce planning, capability and competency management, talent acquisition, leadership development, succession management, career management, performance management, total rewards, learning and capability development, organization and governance, business metrics and analytics, and talent infrastructure.  For each area, the report provides an overview and fundamental elements, the important integration points, and key metrics for evaluating effectiveness and impact.  The research report includes best practice examples from organizations such as Anheuser-Busch, American Express, the U.S. Air Force, and Dollar Tree and a glossary of key terms related to the principles and practices of talent management.  

"The concepts of talent management have evolved in the last few years," said Josh Bersin, president.  "Today, talent management is far more than a way to integrate HR – it is a new 'business system' which should be well-understood by both HR and business leaders. When companies know how the elements fit together, they can drive tremendous improvements in agility, customer service, and the ability to hire and retain great people."      

Kim Lamoureux, principal analyst and director of research, added, "While many HR and talent executives understand the importance of an integrated talent strategy, we find that many struggle with their ability to clearly define talent management to their own organizations and then build broad business alignment.  The goal of the framework is to give organizations an easy-to-understand, yet complete, blueprint which everyone can follow."

A one-page chart of the Bersin & Associates Talent Management Framework is available for free download here.  The 108-page report,  The Talent Management Framework: A Modern Approach for Developing and Mobilizing Talent is available at no cost to all Bersin & Associates research members.  Members seeking customized guidance can also take advantage of a range of research-based services – from strategic planning to technology selection -- to expedite the development and implementation of an integrated talent strategy.

Bersin & Associates is conducting a public webinar, Talent Management Framework: A Modern Approach for Mobilizing Talent. on June 17, 2010, 2:00 p.m. ET., hosted by Kim Lamoureux, principal analyst and director of research; and Stacey Harris, principal analyst and director of research operations.  For more details and to register, click here.  

About Bersin & Associates

Bersin & Associates is the only research and advisory firm focused solely on research in enterprise learning, talent management, and talent acquisition.  The company's WhatWorks® membership program offers actionable guidance, improves operational effectiveness, and delivers business impact to companies in all industry segments.  

Bersin & Associates research members gain access to a comprehensive library of best practices, case studies, benchmarks, and in-depth market analyses and research-based services designed to assist professionals in making fast and confident decisions.  Members also have direct access to analysts and a wide range of tested tools and models to address both strategic and day-to-day challenges.  Through Bersin & Associates Peer Connection™, research members can meet and find peers who face similar challenges in their industry.

More than 5,000 organizations worldwide have used Bersin & Associates' research and advisory services to guide talent and corporate learning strategies.  Research areas include planning and strategy, learning programs and delivery, talent management, leadership development and succession planning, talent acquisition, technology and infrastructure, informal learning, social networking, measurement and analytics.

For more information, go to www.bersin.com  or call 561 455 0622.

SOURCE Bersin & Associates

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