Overview

Together with our Local Development Partners (LDPs), we have developed a suite of talent management resources to support effective talent management processes to enable the potential of NHS employees’ to be maximised.

 

 

We continue to work with a range of NHS organisations and staff to develop and refine our approach. The most frequently asked questions have been “where do we go to get started with talent management?” and “how do we access the right tools and supporting materials?

 

 

We have developed this NHS Talent Management Hub to provide a much needed resource and to be the online home for our supportive ‘talent management’ and ‘maximising  potential’ materials.

 

What is talent management?

We know why great leadership matters. It’s clear (and supported by much research) that having well-led workforces creates greater engagement, higher performance and improved patient outcomes. But why does Talent Management matter? Our NHS sustainability and success is dependent on having the right people with the right skills in the right roles – with the right behaviours and values. Talent Management in the NHS has been extensively written about and we understand that we face the same issues as many organisations in the ‘war for talent’ – an ageing highly experienced workforce; globalisation impacting on an already highly competitive labour market; the ‘brain drain’ from the UK; changing employee expectations around flexible working. In addition there are other nuances creating a more complex landscape for the NHS: mature, experienced Baby Boomer healthcare workers are contemplating retirement; greater life expectancy demanding more complex skills and care provision; not least, the fact that NHS is undergoing complete wholesale structural transformation. This backdrop requires a comprehensive rethink of the NHS approach to talent, aimed at maximising the potential talent which exists in the NHS to addressing these complexities and meet our challenges. The NHS aims to be the best it can be in a market that is competing to be new, innovative and sustainable – it’s an organisation of which we are all proud to be part and it deserves the best of leaders.

So, how should we approach talent management?

The materials have been written in partnership with NHS managers and employees to ensure that they are easily accessible to all.  We have catered for different learning styles in the form of in-depth documents in our full guides, bite sized learning in handy booklet form and bringing the information to life in informative yet easy to understand films. Whether you are a talent lead in an organisation with the responsibility to implement talent management across your organisation, or you are an employee about to embark on having a talent or maximising potential conversation, this Hub will be a useful resource for you.

 

 

Looking at ‘what’ Talent Management does is important – but the time is right to also look at ‘how’ we do it. The challenges ahead can only be met by resilient, visionary, agile and high performing leaders.

 

 

Managing our NHS Talent means supporting these individuals who can make a positive difference to organisational performance and drive improvements in patient care. Importantly, Talent Management is not a standalone concept but works as a ‘HR ecosystem’ to support organisational objectives and workforce strategy in an integrated and strategic way, and we need to improve its perception and adoption by all our staff.

Who is the Talent Management Hub for?

The materials have been written in partnership with NHS managers and employees to ensure that they are easily accessible to all.  We have catered for different learning styles in the form of in-depth documents in our full guides, bite sized learning in handy booklet form and bringing the information to life in informative yet easy to understand films. Whether you are a talent lead in an organisation with the responsibility to implement talent management across your organisation, or you are an employee about to embark on having a talent or maximising potential conversation, this Hub will be a useful resource for you.

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