Using Talent Mapping as an Outline for Success
Mapping is the first step of any Talent Intelligence project. It involves identifying individuals that fit the specific role profile we’ve identified as the target or focus of the work. When we’re starting a mapping project, Talent Intelligence consultants perform in depth research, drawing on industry expertise and utilizing multiple resources to confirm all findings. This provides a well-thought-out blueprint for all projects, allowing our teams to target and connect with the right individuals to gather research and develop talent pools for our clients.
The Purpose of Talent Mapping
Simply put, we want to help you find better candidates quicker. Our wide variety of research tools allow us to find sources and identify and evaluate talent with expert insight. This frees up your HR professionals and hiring managers to concentrate on other key aspects of their roles while we identify the top-tier talent you need.
Building Your Talent Map
Focus for standalone mapping projects can be defined in multiple ways, but typically falls along a specific role profile or experience level within a skillset.
All talent mapping exercises are conducted at the request of client stakeholders, with a projected turnaround time of 5-10 business days. The number of candidates can vary based on a variety of factors, including:
- The complexity of the roles you are targeting
- The qualifications identified as necessary for that role
- Any geographic focus required or requested
- What type of experience is needed to succeed in the role
Talent Mapping with the Power of Market Insights
In order to find the best fitting and most qualified candidates for your targeted roles, we conduct key market and industry research to understand the current talent market. This includes:
- Examining the top competition within your industry, their growth trajectory, revenue and market share, and employer brand or industry reputation
- Surveying the hiring demands in your ideal location(s)
- Identifying the demographics of your targeted areas, both geographically and professionally
- Researching hiring statistics like frequency of career changes, openness to new opportunities, and years in current role
- Investigating key job titles in the industry and geography that we should be targeting
Putting Talent Mapping to Use for You
As part of our transparent, flat free approach to talent acquisition services, all individuals identified through talent mapping exercises can be contacted at the organization’s discretion for no additional cost. Once we’ve identified the number of individuals agreed upon as part of our engagement, our work is done. We don’t believe in charging you multiple times for work we did once, meaning your candidates are your candidates from the day we present them to you going forward.
Not sure how to prioritize the candidates we’ve mapped out for you? Our solutions team are hiring experts who are happy to consult with you to make this complex process easier. They get to know you, your company, and your industry, and can recommend candidates based on this mutually developed understanding.
Using Talent Mapping to Keep Your Talent Pool Warm
Further, Talent Intelligence teams can also continue to engage with talent in order to further vet and socialize individuals. Continuing to maintain contact with identified talent allows them to learn more about your organization, see how they fit within the role and the company culture, and envision themselves as a member of your team. Laying this groundwork is an enormous help in the eventual development of talent pipelines, succession plans, or in recruitment process for active roles.
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