Human Capital Management
Talent Assessment: Approaches and Tools
When organizations invest in talent management and assessment, they are really investing in identifying, measuring and developing those strengths that will allow their workforce and their leaders to execute the business strategy successfully. Talent management and assessment is more than administering assessment instruments and acting on the results. The organization must first be able to translate its strategic goals into organizational capabilities that drive goal attainment. Second, it must be able to translate organizational capabilities into leadership and workforce strengths that will build the required organizational capability. Only then can the organization¿s HR group decide how to use assessment to select for, manage and develop the leadership and workforce strengths that matter. Finally, once an assessment strategy is built that is demonstrably aligned with the business strategy, then different assessment tools and practices can be evaluated against it, and investments into talent assessment can be managed as a strategic portfolio.