Did you know that before the development of Human Resources Management, the industry was known as Personnel Management? Roles in this area involved only basic HR functions like keeping processes compliant with legislation and handling employee files (paper ones not electronic!). These days, HR roles are multi-faceted, highly skilled and centred around the entire process of recruiting, from hiring to retaining and developing the most talented employees in a given industry.
HR professionals are also valuable assets to any organisation. In fact, according to LinkedIn, companies with successful talent management programs in place earn up to 30% more per employee. So if you’re keen to not only place the right people in the right jobs but ensure those same people shine their very brightest, our new Talent Management Program is for you!
- Explore leadership theory
- Understand career management strategies
- Manage, develop and mentor talent effectively
- Create development programs for all staff
- Maintain a qualified talent pipeline through succession planning
- Implement transformational HR strategies
- Educate management on the importance of strategic partnerships
- Understand individual behaviour and personality traits in organisations
- Learn how to improve the attitudes, perceptions and behaviours of employees
- Discover how to plan for skills needs to maintain competitiveness
- Study performance management and how to conduct a performance appraisal
Why Study Talent Management?
A career in talent management doesn’t just involve HR process expertise. Talent managers have also generally developed:
- A willingness to stay abreast of ‘best practice’ and the latest recruitment trends and ethics.
- The ability to multi-task – employees, job seekers and businesses are continually shifting and evolving.
- A strong sense of ethics to deal with company policies and confidential information.
- Strong communication skills, including effective presentation, negotiation and conflict management skills.
- Leadership abilities, including the ability to motivate others and foster employees’ belief in an organisation.
After completing our talent management course, you could score a job as an HR Manager or Recruitment Consultant, or specialise further for a role as an Occupational Health and Safety Manager, Training and Development Manager or Workplace Relations Manager.
The Future Of Talent Management
The world of recruitment is continuously evolving along with the advances of new digital technologies. Companies who want to make effective HR decisions are increasingly turning to ‘people’ analytics. This includes using data science, machine learning techniques and software like Human Resource Management Systems (HRMS). Many of these programs assist with managing the entire recruitment process, from posting job ads and sorting applications to managing candidates and reporting.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is also beginning to play an important role in the form of natural language processing (NLP) and chatbots. NLP can analyse resumes to help remove human bias, which can increase candidate diversity. And chatbots can be used for more proactive tasks, including providing immediate, real-time feedback to potential candidates.
A Day in The Life Of…
If you are after a job with heaps of day-to-day variety, then a Talent Manager role is for you! Tasks will vary depending on your role; however, most entry-level recruitment professionals will oversee the entire lifecycle of an employee, including:
- Developing job descriptions
- Writing and placing job postings
- Conducting application and credential reviews
- Undertaking screening interviews and background checks
- Managing job offers and the hiring process
- Ensuring a smooth onboarding process
- Identifying and managing any employee skills gaps
- Setting up additional on-the-job training
- Sourcing and cultivating mentorships
- Assisting with career planning, coaching and relationship building
- Managing feedback, performance management and appraisal processes
- Dealing with promotions, transfers and employee terminations
Are you a people person? Are you keen to help organisations recruit, hire, retain and develop the best talent? If it’s a double yes, then take a look at our new Talent Management Program!