Talent Event: A Practical guide to improving Talent Management within your business


Managing talent can be seen as a confusing thing for many businesses, but it has become much clearer for those who joined us at the talent management breakfast. The event had over 25 guests and was held yesterday, 6th December 2012 at Clarion in Leeds. Guest speakers included Keith Stopforth, former Head of Learning and Development at Bupa, and Professor Jeff Gold, of Leeds Metropolitan University.

Keith kicked off the event by covering the Six Habits of Highly Effective Talent Managers, which included topics such as:

  • Start with the End in Mind
  • Your Culture is Critical
  • Work on Performance first rather than Potential
  • Talent Mapping is not alway about the Boxes
  • Transparency
  • Getting the Senior Team on Board

To view the presentation please click the following link: Six Habits of Highly Effective Talent Managers

Professor Jeff Gold, then went on to discuss Talent Management: The Bits Missing. This included such topics as:

  • Typology of Talent Management Choices
  • Focus Solely on Individual Talent/Human Capital
  • The Need for Talenting
  • Do you know your Talenting?
  • Talenting – Based on View  Business
  • Uncovering the Difference that makes the Difference
  • The Parable of the Talents

To view the presentation please click the following link:Talent Management: The Bits Missing

This event provided a great opportunity for HR delegates to network with each other and to discover the best ways in which to handle this current topic. It was fantastic to see so many people asking questions to both of the key speakers and making use of the valuable resources available to them.

A big thank you to all of those who attended and we look forward to seeing you again at the next event we hold.