Talent Mapping is a denomination which appeared in the industry some 12 years ago, a bit after the term “talent’ became so popular, after the article in HBR appeared. In fact, since then, the term ‘talent’ itself did not become any clearer, thus the expression ‘talent mapping’ remained rather unclear. [Read more on Wikipedia. Read our own definition of talent].
For us, Talent Mapping is a much more powerful capability, because it can produce results of much higher definition, along timelines which stretch for decades. It can also ‘see’ through multiple layers of competencies and different professional dimensions (function, management experience, industry exposure, etc.).
Such powerful results can only be achieved thanks to our technology, which makes the content of this service truly unique. Talent Mapping , in our understanding of the term, is a part of our Talent Discovery concept, the heart of our daughter company and exclusive partner BrainBank.
Our technology empowers BrainBank to change our industry’s paradigm of project-based, (opportunistic research) into a dedicated, full-time knowledge-gathering activity, focused continuously on analyzing , updating, mapping, validating and structuring the information related to the entire ‘talent market’ of this country.
In other words, our technology empowers us to change the patterns of our industry and look at 'the market' in very different ways than the recruitment industry is used to.
Instead of looking for a candidate for a certain position, in a certain company, in a certain industry, for a certain paying corporate client, at a certain moment in time, we can now look at:
This approach delivers a maximum, unique visibility over the most accomplished managers in key sectors of the economy, by ‘mapping’ the key clusters of functional communities (i.e. GM community, the Finance community, the Commercial community etc.).
In conclusion, for us, Talent Mapping is a very powerful capability, which can be customized according to the specifications and the special needs of a client.
N.B. It should be very clearly stated that BrainBank’s role is not to convince people to move from one company to another, but to discover where they are at a certain point in time, evaluate their future potential and explore, together with them, what would be the career growth scenario which is most likely to produce the highest return on investment for them.
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