Does Your Talent Review Process Need a Review of Its Own? | Brian Heger

Talent Management

As organizations prepare for talent reviews, I’ve created this editable worksheet to assist practitioners in identifying opportunities to enhance the impact of their talent review practices. The first column includes a few considerations for practitioners to assess aspects of their talent review, such as defining the purpose of the review, establishing criteria for measuring potential, and ensuring managerial accountability. Subsequent columns allow practitioners to gauge the ‘gap’ between current and desired states, with color-coded checkboxes indicating areas for improvement (clicking the box applies a color code automatically). The final column can be used for documenting possible actions for addressing the areas with the greatest opportunity for improvement. I encourage practitioners to tailor the example statements in column 1 to fit their talent review’s purpose (the first statement in the column). This resource aims to foster discussions that generate actionable insights for improving talent review practices, stressing that addressing one opportunity can yield significant benefits.