Talent Management schemes come in a variety
of types. The simplest form is straightforward recruitment of
individuals with talent in short supply e.g. possessing
knowledge of new technology or experience in a specific market.
One sophisticated type of scheme in widespread use, particularly
in large organisations such as Civil Services and conglomerates,
is establishing a Talent Pool or Bench from which appointments
can be made as opportune. Another type is Succession Management
which aims at securing and developing talent to carry out a
specific function in organisations large or small.
The sophisticated features of the Succession
Management scheme in which the trainee was involved need
explanation. The two papers below provide an overview of Talent
Management and an outline of a Total Training form of Succession