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Talent development plan template

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What is a Talent development plan?

A talent development plan outlines a structured strategy for nurturing and advancing the skills, knowledge, and capabilities of employees within an organisation.

It serves as a roadmap for identifying and grooming talent, enhancing employee performance, and aligning workforce development with broader organisational goals, fostering professional growth and organisational success.

What are the best practice implementation milestones / timescales?

Step Description Responsibility Timing
1 Identify Talent Development Need HR/Management Ongoing assessment
2 Assess Individual Skills and Goals HR/Supervisor Within the first week of identification
3 Develop Talent Development Plan HR/Supervisor Within 2 weeks of assessment
4 Review and Approval HR/Management Within 1 week of plan development
5 Implement Talent Development Plan HR/Supervisor/Employee According to the plan
Talent development plan template
talent development plan template

What legal and best practice aspects should employers be aware of?

  • Equality Act 2010: Requires that talent development plans are designed and executed without discrimination, ensuring equal opportunities for all employees.

  • Employment Rights Act 1996: Governs employee rights related to training and development opportunities, including access to information about such plans.

  • Data Protection Act 2018 (incorporating GDPR): Mandates the handling of personal data involved in talent development plans in compliance with data protection principles.

  • Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009: Sets out provisions for apprenticeships and skills training, which may be relevant to talent development plans.

  • Health and Safety at Work Act 1974: Requires that talent development activities are conducted with consideration for the health and safety of employees.

Talent development plan


[Employee Name] Talent Development Plan

Employee Information:

  • Name: [Employee Name]
  • Position: [Employee's Current Position]
  • Department: [Employee's Department]
  • Date of Plan: [Date]

Objective: The primary objective of this Talent Development Plan is to identify and nurture the skills, knowledge, and abilities of [Employee Name] to support their career growth and contribute to the success of [Company Name].

Current Skills Assessment:

  • Strengths:
    • [List Employee's Current Strengths]
  • Areas for Improvement:
    • [List Areas Where Employee Can Improve]

Development Goals:

  1. Short-term Goal (6-12 months):

    • [Specify a short-term goal, e.g., acquiring a specific certification, improving a particular skill]
  2. Medium-term Goal (1-3 years):

    • [Specify a medium-term goal, e.g., taking on a leadership role, mastering a specific technology]
  3. Long-term Goal (3+ years):

    • [Specify a long-term goal, e.g., becoming a subject matter expert, leading a department]

Action Plan:

  • Goal 1: [Short-term Goal]

    • Activities:
      • [List specific activities or steps to achieve this goal]
    • Timeline:
      • [Specify the timeline for each activity]
    • Resources Needed:
      • [Identify any resources, such as courses, mentors, or tools, needed to achieve this goal]
  • Goal 2: [Medium-term Goal]

    • Activities:
      • [List specific activities or steps to achieve this goal]
    • Timeline:
      • [Specify the timeline for each activity]
    • Resources Needed:
      • [Identify any resources, such as courses, mentors, or tools, needed to achieve this goal]
  • Goal 3: [Long-term Goal]

    • Activities:
      • [List specific activities or steps to achieve this goal]
    • Timeline:
      • [Specify the timeline for each activity]
    • Resources Needed:
      • [Identify any resources, such as courses, mentors, or tools, needed to achieve this goal]

Measurement and Evaluation:

  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs):
    • [Specify measurable KPIs to track progress toward each goal]
  • Evaluation:
    • [Outline how progress will be monitored and evaluated, including regular check-ins, reviews, and feedback sessions]

Support and Resources:

  • [Specify any support, resources, or mentorship that will be provided to the employee to help them achieve their development goals]

Review and Adjust:

  • [Outline how and when the Talent Development Plan will be reviewed and adjusted, considering changes in goals, job responsibilities, or organizational needs]

Signatures:

Employee: ____________________________ Date: _______________

Manager/Supervisor: ________________________ Date: _______________

HR Representative: ___________________________ Date: _______________

This Talent Development Plan serves as a roadmap for [Employee Name]'s growth and career advancement within [Company Name]. Regular reviews and updates will ensure that it remains aligned with both individual aspirations and organizational objectives.

Direction

The Talent development plan template is issued by an employer
Employer
Issue path
The Talent development plan template is issued to an employee
Employee

Timing

As and when required.

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