Internal Talent Marketplace and Internal Mobility Playlist | Multiple Resources

Talent Management

As organizations find ways to deploy internal talent more effectively, this one-page PDF includes a playlist of five resources to enable an organization’s internal talent marketplace (ITM) and internal mobility.

A few of the resources include:

  • Building and Sustaining a Thriving Talent Marketplace | Mercer. This 16-page paper offers suggestions for thinking through various ITM components, such as the business case, examples of ROI, challenges in implementation, and guidance on how to gain momentum.
  •  Template for Auditing 6 Non-technological Barriers to Internal Mobility in an Organization | Brian Heger. I share a one-page editable template that provides talent practitioners with a way to identify if six non-technological barriers to internal mobility exist in their organizations. These barriers range from policies that restrict internal movement (e.g., the employee must be in a role for a certain amount of time before moving to another internal role or opportunity) to narrow and irrelevant selection criteria (e.g., managers include criteria that are too specific or not relevant to success in the role and end up limiting the internal talent pool).
  • Let Your Top Performers Move Around the Company: Harvard Business Review. Kevin Oakes, CEO of i4cp, shares four ways in which firms can create a culture that encourages internal mobility, such as: having managers develop a performance goal of consistently rotating internal talent (especially top talent) out of their team and into other internal groups.

As a bonus recommendation, you can check out the book, The Inside Gig: How Sharing Untapped Talent Across Boundaries Unleashes Organizational Capacity | Edie Goldberg & Kelley Steven-Waiss.