Introduction to talent management

What is talent management? What does a talent manager do? Build your talent management knowledge and learn how to align talent management strategies to business goals.

Introductory Programme

Access to the CIPD Learning Hub

15% discount for CIPD members

£450.00 exc. VAT

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Perfect for:

HR managers
People Managers

You’ll learn how to:

  • explore the key benefits of talent management
  • list the principles of a successful talent management strategy
  • drive the talent management cycle
  • recognise why evidenced-based talent management is important.

About this course

Course length: Four to six hours

Delivery: Online, self-directed

Suitable for: All people practitioners at all career stages.

Topics covered

  • what is talent management?
  • the key benefits of talent management
  • the key principles of a successful talent management strategy
  • driving the talent management cycle
  • evidence-based talent management.

What you can expect from this ‘introduction to talent management’ course

This course introduces you to talent management and shows you how to maximise potential through talent identification, engagement, and planning. You’ll learn to identify the best talent management approach for your organisation and how to implement this to help deliver your organisation’s goals.

Developed by subject matter experts Jane Daly and Kerry Forster, this programme includes CIPD research on talent management in partnership with Omni.

What you’ll need to do on this course

This course includes a mixture of written, video, and interactive content and reflective questions. It will take six hours to complete, and you can work through the content at your own pace.

The programme is delivered in two parts, with a self-directed online course that can be completed in your own time.

What you’ll get on this course

Taking part in this course gives you access to the CIPD Learning Hub for 12 months. Here, you can access your course content together with other valuable resources and tools. When you finish your course, you can enjoy an additional 12 months of access to other resources on the Learning Hub.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this ‘introduction to talent management’ course, you'll be able to:

  • identify the best talent management approach for your organisation
  • articulate how talent management can benefit an organisation
  • devise a robust, evidence-based talent management strategy that supports your organisation’s strategy.

Team bookings

Interested in booking this course for your team? We offer group bookings solutions for teams of four or more people.

When your teams learn with the CIPD, they get direct access to the latest professional research and insights.

And through courses co-created with industry thought leaders and practitioners, they’ll build the skills and confidence they need to inspire action, influence change and drive business value.

We offer a wide range of Learning and Development solutions to suit employees at every level – whether in HR, L&D, OD or wider people management.