Human resources are considered vital to organisational strategy and a leading determinant of business success. However, finding organisations that measure and directly link their human resource investments to strategic goals is challenging. To overcome this challenge, talent management executives must speak the same language as other executives: numbers.
In this brief article, Anna Kay Seaton offers a brief glimpse into the current state of metrics usage in talent management. Ms. Seaton is the Lead Consultant, Coach and Trainer at People Engagement and Research Solutions, and has worked in talent management for seventeen years. She advises that to establish a commitment to utlising HR metrics within your organisation, HR professionals and other executives should establish priority areas for competitive advantage and align talent management strategies accordingly. HR metrics should then be designed to effectively track progress towards the organisation’s objectives.