Organisations operating in a global environment need to consider how they will identify, recruit, deploy and develop talent on an international basis as part of their overall people management strategy. A consistent approach is important while taking into account regional differences.

The factsheet examines the reasons underpinning the need for effective talent management and offers guidance on creating a talent management strategy using different strategic approaches: Headquarters-based strategy, separate operating units, a regionally-oriented or globally-oriented strategy. The factsheet outlines useful methods to identify talent and examines different types of developmental opportunities, including international assignments and specific development programmes.

CIPD viewpoint

The need for effective talent management

Creating a talent management strategy

Identifying talent

Different types of developmental opportunities

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