How to Manage your Talented Employees as a Line Manager?

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How to Manage your Talented Employees as a Line Manager?
Anneke Zwart, Student (University), Netherlands, Moderator
Since about a decade, the responsibility for talent management is being transfered to (front)line managers from the HR departments, partly as a result of cost saving attempts. It is increasingly recognized that frontline managers can simply deal with talent management better.
But then these frontline executives must develop the skills that help them deal with talent management issues. In the HBR of October 2013 Peter Cappelli presents 5 talent management best practices for line managers. Managers need to ask themselves the following questions:
1. What talent do we need? It is important to consider the quality of information about the talents we have. This is important since human resource issues are much more difficult to analyze and less predictable than for example new machinery. An example of the difficulties in human resource mentioned is the misconception that performance only depends on individual talent. Ho...Sign up

Talent Management should be Highest Priority
Mohammad Salem, Management Consultant, Egypt, Member
Managing the talented should be ranked one of the highest priority of any organization. To create competitive advantages we should produce new ideas ...Sign up

Talent Management Should Be Every One's Role
emmy walukhu, Partner, Uganda, Member
Besides line managers, a holistic approach is needed of every employee's mindset towards talent identification, grooming and development....Sign up

Managing Senior Talents
Chris, Manager, United Kingdom, Member
Point number 5 becomes a challenge when you are managing a senior team who have little chance of vertical growth, as they already are at the highest g...Sign up

Talent Management by Line Managers
Chris Croft, Director, United States, Member
@Emmy walukhu: That's intersting, two questions:
1. What do you mean by "holistic approach" for talent managemen...Sign up

Managing Senior Talents, Opinion
Daniel Ceballos, Manager, Mexico, Member
@Chris: If you are managing a senior team, it could be helpful to change the positions, not only for you but for the...Sign up

Managing Senior Talents - Staff Rotation
Chris, Manager, United Kingdom, Member
Daniel, good point, I must admit that I used to "fight" staff leaving the team. But after a couple of them sacked me (their manager) i.e. quit the fir...Sign up


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