Talent management is the University’s commitment to hire, manage and retain talented employees. Talent management comprises all of the work processes and systems that are related to retaining and developing an excellent workforce. Talent management can be described in a four prong approach:
Talent Acquisition is finding, recruiting, and selecting the most talented individuals who align with the university's strategic plan, possess required competencies, and fit in the organization's culture. By exercising strong relationship management, and providing applicants and hiring leaders with the tools and expertise, the Talent team endeavors to meet current and future employment needs of the University.
Talent Support provides forward-looking solutions and actively assists the campus community in achieving departmental goals as they relate to human capital in the overall work environment. The Talent team consults with employees and leaders to create a productive and engaged professional climate.
Talent Integration consists of an effective orientation to the university and home department. New Employee Orientation clarifies how employee and employer expectations fit with the role, mission, and goals of the department and university. Interaction with and inclusion of the new employee is essential for the University to be an Employer of Choice.
Talent Transition includes the identification of and the development for "next" opportunities such as role changes, promotion, transfer/reassignment, and retirement as employees move throughout the employment life cycle.
(adapted from Texas Tech University)