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The potential of talent


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The potential of talent

  1. 1. Speakers Kirsten Jansen – Communication Manager Gyuri Vergouw – Owner Vergouw Consulting
  2. 2. When hiring talent, which selection criteria are most important for your organisation?
  3. 3. Talentmanagement how to spot, develop and retain the potential of talent Breakfast Meeting Undutchables Gyuri Vergouw MSc MMC
  4. 4. Summary • How did talentmanagement evolve in history? • How can you identify talent? • How do you spot talent? • What are the crucial questions you can ask when you have a job interview with a talented person? • What is the best way to retain the talented?
  5. 5. Why is talent so important? Companies with sophisticated talent management outperform peers by: • 26 % higher revenue per employee • 29% higher engagement levels • 40 % lower turnover among high performing employees
  6. 6. Five era’s of talent management Physical attributes: till approx. 1850 Standardization of skills: till 1960-70 IQ: tilll 1970’s Competencies and EQ: till 2010
  7. 7. 5th Era: Focus on Potential Markets too: Volatile Uncertain Complex Ambiguous Global Fast Change Competencies = NOT excellence! It is not: do my talents have the right skills? It is: do they have the right potential to learn new one’s?
  8. 8. The Basics Remain The Same • Intelligence / IQ • Values • ‘Technical’ capabilities • Leadership abilities, a.o.: - results orientation - collaboration & teamleadership - organisational development - customer focus
  9. 9. SHAPES®™ of Talent • Spot Talent • Hire Talent • Ability to Adept Potential • Professionalise and Develop Talent • Engage Talent • Smart retention and stretch assignments
  10. 10. How to spot the potential • Mining in the personal & professional history • Reference checks • In depth interviews/body language • Do not ask: are you curious? but ask for instance:‘what did you do in your life to seek/discover the unknown’ • Reactions to totally off-beat questions
  11. 11. Potential Alignment Talent Commitment Values Capabilities Engagement Goals Clients IQ/EQ/SQ Ability to Adapt Motivation Retention and stretch
  12. 12. Alignment Talent Commitment Potential Profile
  13. 13. Talentmanagement Rhineland vs Anglo-Saxon Approach
  14. 14. SHAPE-Tips: The Potential Of Talent 1. Include the ability to adapt to and grow into complex roles and an ever changing environment in your selection procedure. 2. High potentials can be demanding and need extra attention. Do not forget to give this extra attention and focus on keeping them aboard. 3. Talents need to be challenged and like change; personal growth is a least as important as financial compensation. 4. The search of the potential of talent requires a new focus and approach of the selection procedure. A shift from looking into the past (CV, track record) to a look in the future (adaptability).
  15. 15. SHAPE-Tips: The Potential Of Talent 5. Try to imagine where you would like to company to be in 2-3-4 years time; who do you need by then? 6. Talent enough isn’t enough; did the applicant do completely different things in his/her career that fit in the future of the organisation? 7. Be aware of your own cultural background concerning the approach to talent 8. Talent, Alignment, Commitment
  16. 16. Discussion • Spotting the right talent in the current environment is so difficult, it should be done by specialized (external) professionals • We should focus on internal AND external talent, we waste too much talent we already have inside our organisation
  17. 17. Discussion • The market for talent has become so international that we have to look at talent from a global perspective • The capabilities we need in our organization change so fast that we need different talents every 6-12 months
  18. 18. Thank You For Your Active Participation! Gyuri Vergouw Msc MMC
  19. 19. ‘Talent is cheaper than table salt. What seperates the talented individual from the succesful one is a lot of hard work’. Stephen King Thank you We hope you have enjoyed this meeting and look forward to welcome you at one of our ‘The person born with a talent they are meant to use will find their greatest happiness in using it’. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe next events. ‘Talent does not exist. Talent is having the drive to do something’. Jacques Brel ‘I have no special talents, I am only passionately curious’. Albert Einstein ‘Talent: someone who can put together a jigsaw puzzle within two weeks while on the box it states 4 to 6 years’. Unknown Join us Linkedin Group – International HR Professionals in The Netherlands ‘Surround yourself with the best people you can find, delegate authority, and don’t interfere’. Ronald Reagan ‘Many people stop looking for work when they have found a job’