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Talent Finder

Easy-to-use search interface helps you choose the Talent categories to define your Talent search
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Talent Finder Results

Enables you to identify those within the talent groups or categories you have created with the attributes and characteristics needed for a specific role
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Skills & Capabilities Analysis

Compares the skills and capabilities of an individual with those needed for a specific role
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Talent Pools

Highlights ‘match’ between potential successor and a role and indicates the areas of ‘gap’
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Talent Grid

Plots people based on their performance and potential ratings
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Compare

Compare skills profiles to identify the best fit
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Talent Category Spread

See how your talent is categorised across the organisation and by team, location, division etc
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Group Skills Gap

See consolidated views of skills gaps
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NEW free-to-use Succession Planning Tool

Is your Succession Planning ‘untapped’, ‘unmanaged’ or worse?

Find out by completing the questions in our free-to-use Succession Planning Tool and see, within minutes, just how you’re doing. The results will show:

  • The overall effectiveness of Succession Planning within your organisation – and the extent to which this is a business risk
  • An indication of where your organisation sits regarding Succession Planning – is there untapped potential in the process, is it poorly managed, can you not tell as it isn’t measured or are you doing brilliantly?

Succession Planning Tool
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Talent Successor® is an online succession planning tool which will help you embed succession planning throughout your organisation and ensure continuity of talent.

This succession planning software gives you a strategic ‘line of sight’ for key people in your organisation – where they are today and where they could be. You’ll be able to build specific talent pools and see where the gaps are between current capabilities and those needed in the future. You will be able to answer key talent questions asked of you by your Board relating to succession planning.

Industry-leading features at a glance

  • Identify and map progression of those with high potential.
  • Map progression through the company.
  • Build talent pools for ‘at risk’ posts and vacancies.
  • Let employees identify themselves for progression.
  • Uncover employees with experience and skills for specific roles.
  • Learn what development is still needed to ensure delivery of the succession plan.
  • Create role profiles and get a complete view of a specific role.
  • Monitor progress of plans.

Ready for the next step? Schedule a demo, or read more detail by requesting a product flyer.

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Become a partner

The Talent Performance technology is available to partner organisations that want to make use of its power and flexibility to run succession planning systems for their clients.

Visit our Consulting Partners page for more details.


Talent Successor: take a closer look

Succession Planning – New Talent Model – Part One

Succession Planning – New Talent Model – Part Two

Supporting Succession Planning


Talent Successor® Summary Features

  • Multi-lingual interface and preferred language settings
  • Create Skills, Capability, Qualification Frameworks
  • Organisation chart display of team structure including succession status, potential, flight risk, span
  • Create Talent Pools to succeed person, role, vacancy, other
  • %age match against role profile for each member of a Talent Pool
  • Gap Analysis from Talent Pool
  • End-user functionality to edit an AboutMe skill profiles, with Manager ‘verification’
  • Administrator/Manager/HR Business Partner access to extended items (talent category, flight risk, potential rating)
  • End-user can specify future roles
  • Managers can specify future roles with timeframe
  • To create a grid showing users plotted against a performance and potential axes, including within grid positioning for flight risk and readiness
  • Extensive Search, Alerts, Reporting, Benchmarking and exports

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