Talent Mappings

Market Mapping evaluates and follows active and passive talent in local and global candidate markets. It is a strategy that companies employ for long and short-term talent sourcing needs and enables organizations to be business ready. It is a process that works to help determine future talent needs, assess the viability of your current staff to meet those needs, source high-potential players in your field for future recruitment, and develop a strategic plan to fill identified skills and talent gaps. In a new age of recruitment, the good ole days of post and pray no longer exists. Over the last several years, talent mapping has evolved as a way to stay ahead of the game. Talent mapping will visually show us side by side comparisons of competitor employees within an organization or particular functional group and how they are connected within their teams.

Research studies have shown that mapping helps to improve candidate quality and how quickly jobs can be filled. Mapping begins prior to recruitment, defining the best talent within the industry so that once there is an active role, engagement can begin immediately. Instead of being in reactive mode, mapping gives us all of the information at our fingertips. Reaching out and engaging with “right fit” candidates at the inception of a search will speed up the process of getting a hire which in turn leads to organizational cost savings. Your map can also be used to as a visual to demonstrate to hiring leaders the talent climate within the industry.

Here's a closer look at how talent management can help you meet your staffing goals.

Attracting Top Talent – Screening

Our applicant tracking system contains over 400,000 resumes of experienced IT professionals. We maintain detailed profiles on every candidate we communicate with, including our assessment of each candidate’s technical and intangible skills, references, technical test results, notes from client interviews and observations from our personal experience with the candidate.

Our recruitment organization is divided into skill based specialized teams; we are able to technically screen candidates more effectively. We maintain a roster of exceptionally talented developers, engineers and analysts that are ready to seamlessly integrate into your team and get the hard work done.

We attract our candidates through referrals and networking, we have “XCUTiVES BLUE AMBASSADOR”, reference program for industry professionals. Our team has expertise in separating the top-tier performers from the mediocre resources.

Our team will work with you across all steps to making your decision, and ensuring a smooth transition from "candidate to hire".

XCUTiVES offer staff augmentation, team services (T&M and SOW) and permanent placement models and can help you quickly ramp up your team to meet your organizational and business objectives

Understanding Future Needs

The value of talent mapping is directly linked to its ability to help you project future human resources needs. For example, an engineering firm might need to build its capacity to work with certain target technologies or a software firm might want to hire programmers who are familiar with specific languages. Where are your field and your company headed in the next five, ten, or twenty years? What skills will be needed—by level, department, and job function—to thrive in that changing business environment? Start the talent mapping process by determining your growth path and then working backward to the skills, expertise, and education your team needs to make that happen.

Assessing Current Performance

Talent mapping uses a specific formula to evaluate the readiness and performance of your current workforce against the changes ahead. The goal is to identify high-potential employees whose future development aligns with your strategic priorities. For example, if one of your biggest needs is developing mid-level sales managers for field offices, which employees have the fundamental skills and interest to pursue that career path? During a talent mapping exercise, you're looking for a mix of current performance and future growth potential that indicates a long-term match.

Developing a Plan to Fill Gaps

Once you've determined your staffing objectives and taken stock of your current team, it's important to develop a plan for future recruitment. One important outcome of talent planning can be the creation of ideal team member descriptions to guide future hiring processes. Another can be the development of training paths and leadership development programs to help mold your current staff into the employees you'll need tomorrow. Finally, talent mapping may include using research and business intelligence to identify key candidates from your competitors who could fill important positions. The goal is to ensure that you have a plan in place to recruit the staff needed to achieve your business objectives before you struggle to recruit the best employees.

Overall, talent mapping allows businesses to create a roadmap for succession planning, future recruiting, and employee development initiatives. By understanding what talent is needed to achieve future business growth, it's possible to invest in the right activities today to make that vision a reality tomorrow.