Get ahead with a talent audit

Know your people and use them well

Do you really know the strengths of your people? Do you know what they do best? And are you using them in the right place? A talent audit will give you the answers.

Knowledge is power, and it begins with a talent audit

The success of a business is driven by the performance of its employees, which means it’s never been more important to know your people – their skills, capabilities and potential. Talent audits give you a clear understanding of what your people can do, and where any skills gaps lie.

People are your biggest asset – to use them well you need to know as much as possible about what they can do. A talent audit gives you the knowledge you need to use your people more efficiently – because if you know what they can do, you can:

  1. Create a better match between people and roles, resulting in higher performance
  2. Know that you have people with the skills you need to see the organization through times of change.

Know your people

People perform at their best when their abilities are well matched to their role. A poor match saps an organization’s energy – a ‘hole’ in skills at one layer of management sucks resources from elsewhere.

You can only get the best out of your people if you know what they can do, what they could be capable of, and where in the organization their abilities are best put to work. Our talent audits show you how performance and potential is dispersed across your management levels, highlighting any skills gaps and allowing you to match talent with critical roles in an objective, unbiased way.

Strengthen your leadership bench

It’s especially important to understand the capabilities of your people at times of change. Strong individual performance isn’t necessarily a reliable indicator of the many skills needed to see an organization through a major event, such as a merger or IPO. You need to know that the people you call on will be up to the task. Like the best football managers, you need a strong bench.

A talent audit assesses the capabilities of your current leadership team, allowing you to fill any gaps and build the strength of your leadership pipeline. We use well-respected, research-based tools and databases including:

  • Our Job Evaluation methodology to define each role and its demands
  • Leadership assessments that look beyond current performance and assess the future potential of people, even at an early stage in their career (we call this a ‘growth factor inventory’.
Knowledge, as they say, is power. People are your most important asset, so get to know them well.

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