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Talent Mobility: What is it all about?

Updated: Aug 5, 2019



In today’s ever-changing, fast-paced global economy, organisations needs agile, flexible workforces. For HR, the ability to shift resources and rapidly meet changing business needs requires a deep understanding of internal talent pipelines, as well as external talent networks, so that key skills can be leveraged and mobilised anywhere around the business, or around the globe, at any time.


Talent mobility is critical to your organisation’s ability to dynamically develop and align your current and future workforce to strategic business needs. It’s the process of moving talent from role to role. In other words:


The right people, with the right skills, in the right place, at the right time


In addition, competition for top talent is increasing, and so is an organisational focus on engagement and retention, organizations need agile and flexible workforces. Continuously working towards improvement and growth requires having the best people in each role, and having all employees meet high standards of motivation. While talent management is key to building a strong foundation of processes that encourage success through hiring, on-boarding, and development, talent mobility can help your organization go even further. Talent mobility is becoming a must-have for any company looking to hire and retain amazing employees, and develop and align your workforce to strategic business goals


Talent Mobility Positively impacts corporate goals, this includes:

  • shorter time to productivity,

  • greater employee satisfaction and retention,

  • lower staffing costs,

  • streamlined information flow,

  • limited competitive intelligence leakage,

  • better financial performance.

The Talent mobility formula:


In conclusion, talent mobility has a great organisational impact, whereby a focus on mobility can drive employee engagement. Mobility investment delivers true ROI and lastly talent mobility is crucial for business performance and growth.


For more information on developing a talent mobility strategy for your organisation get in touch at info@yellowseed.co.za



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