What is it?
Talent mapping is a broad term covering anything from sourcing candidates, getting them in the role and eventually retaining them by having a good career path. Talent mapping happens over a long period of time, it is something that constantly changes and develops alongside your business.
The three most important points of talent mapping are to find roles your company needs to improve, to ensure job roles are as up-to-date and as current as possible, align with your business strategy, and make career paths that can help talent develop, allowing you to retain them at the same time. In simple terms, talent mapping gives you the best results, especially in the future as your business grows; it’s setting it up for success.
The best talent mapping requires planning, you need to know what’s happening and have your queries answered as quickly as possible. The questions you should be asking should be about the demands of the role, the fit with the team, and what new talent will need from your company. This will allow you to thoroughly plan your talent mapping, this preparation will pay off.