What is the Difference Between Talent Management and HR?

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What is the Difference Between Talent Management and HR?

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One of the most frequent questions we are asked is, “What is the difference between talent management and HR?” Well, the relationship between the two is complicated. Human Resources and Talent Management have a tangled and enmeshed connection.

In many instances, you will find an overlap between talent management software and Human Resources software. Human Resources (HR) is already an established industry, helping businesses support and manage employees. Talent Management is a relatively new and ever evolving business sector. It is difficult to define Talent Management because it is consistently developing with digital advancements and industry innovation.

John Hopkins University defines Talent Management as “a set of integrated organisational HR processes designed to attract, develop, motivate, and retain productive, engaged employees.”

This definition sums up Talent Management in a single sentence but Talent Management needs to be deconstructed further.

Below we unpack the finer details of Talent Management.

What is Talent Management?

Talent Management offers a modification in the hiring, training, and retention of employees’ process.

In the past, the hiring process was based on the question, “Does this person fit this specific role?”

Talent Management poses a different question and asks, “Does this person fit this specific role AND will this person be able to grow within the business space?”

Essentially Talent Management gives companies the opportunity to take a more holistic approach in the hiring and training process

The Difference between HR and Talent Management

  • The hiring, training, and retention of staff was centralised to the HR department. Today, with Talent Management Solutions, these duties are passed onto the managers that work with the employees.
  • HR deals with leave days, pay, complaints, and benefits while Talent Management is dedicated to assisting and improving talent within the business.
  • Talent Management gives an organisation a strategic, long-term plan in regards to business goals. HR has a more tactical approach and deals with the day to day management of employees.

As mentioned previously, Talent Management is a relatively new industry innovation and continues to grow. And the definition of Talent Management will continue to evolve alongside innovation, and technological advancements.

Synrgise Talent Management Solutions

Synrgise has spent over a decade engaging with clients on a variety of talent, training and learning  based solutions, from “off the shelf” content to custom learning and talent application development.

With a team that has over 3 decades of hands on experience and exposure to various clients, we offer a personalised talent management solution that works to meet our clients specific end goals.

Synrgise is a world class blended learning and training solution designed to deliver, monitor and report on training both online and offline.

Synrgise has been built on the foundation of best breed technologies, ensuring an effective learner management solution that is quick to implement, easy to use, and feature packed.

Taking the entire learner experience into account, we have developed an advanced reporting engine that allows our clients to draw their required reports at the simple click of a button.

The entire system has been designed with the user in mind, making for a learning solution that is empowering, motivating, and successful.

Contact us today to learn more about our advanced Talent Management solutions.