Talent management

This guide, part of our Leadership in action series, looks at the key aspects of a holistic talent management and succession planning approach. We offer our knowledge and learning based on current research into collective leadership and our work at all levels of the health service. Drawing on this experience, the guide focuses on the three core pillars of implementing a talent management strategy – recruitment, development, retention and deployment – before looking at succession planning.

This guide will enable board members and senior leaders to challenge their current thinking on managing talent and succession planning. It will help them to decide which processes and systems need to be in place to support the recruitment, development, retention and deployment of a future agile and mobile workforce.