Talent Management Benchmarking: Human Resources Trends and Metrics, Fourth Edition

The Conference Board of Canada, 124 pages, February 1, 2017
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2016 survey data from 150 respondents was used to calculate benchmark metrics and identify trends related to talent management practices in Canada. This report will help HR professionals by providing insights to support business and HR strategic planning.

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This report—the first of three in our 2017 Human Resources Trends and Metrics series—focuses on trends and metrics related to talent management practices. Based on the fourth HR Trends and Metrics survey in 10 years, Talent Management Benchmarking: Human Resources Trends and Metrics, Fourth Edition offers HR professionals an overview of a decade of trends in human capital management and a wide range of current benchmarks to support business and strategic planning. This benchmark data will allow organizations to gauge their HR practices through all stages of the talent management cycle against the experience of a diverse sample of leading Canadian organizations. Between April and May 2016, 150 Canadian organizations, from both the private and public sectors, responded to the survey. In addition to survey data, this report includes data from The Conference Board of Canada’s regular large-scale studies and smaller targeted studies, as well as from various external sources.

Table of Contents

Executive Summary

Chapter 1—Benchmarking Human Resources Management in Canada

  • Shifting Talent Needs

Chapter 2—HR Business Context and Priorities

  • Three Challenges Intersect to Drive the Human Resources Agenda
  • Current Challenges for the Organization and Its Workforce

Chapter 3—From Benchmarking to Evidence-Informed Decisions on Talent Management

  • The Rise of Evidence-Based HR
  • Measuring the Impact of HR Strategy Through Analytics
  • A Framework for Evidence-Based Practice in HR
  • Human Capital Metrics for Overall Talent Management

Chapter 4—Talent Management: Acquire

  • Reduced Recruiting Challenges
  • Efficiency in Selection and Hiring
  • Effectiveness of Hiring
  • Onboarding

Chapter 5—Talent Management: Develop

  • The Evolution of Performance Management
  • Learning and Development as a Priority
  • Competency Use Holds Steady
  • Identifying and Rewarding Key Groups

Chapter 6—Talent Management: Reward

  • Total Rewards Strategies
  • Measuring Effectiveness and Impact of Total Rewards Strategies
  • Total Direct Compensation

Chapter 7—Talent Management: Lead and Manage

  • Are Organizations Planning for Leadership Succession?
  • How Deep Is the Leadership Pool?
  • Managerial Accountability
  • Managerial Responsibility
  • Span of Management Control

Chapter 8—Talent Management: Engage

  • A New Model for Employee Engagement
  • Other Work Climate Indicators

Chapter 9—Conclusion

Appendix A—Glossary

Appendix B—Participating Organizations

Appendix C—Bibliography

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