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.