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Employee Talent Segmentation: Benefits & Drawbacks

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Talent segmentation has received a lot of attention in recent years as organizations have pursued the greatest return on every investment.

What are the benefits and drawbacks to this approach?

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For most organizations, talent segmentation occurs during annual performance reviews, when employees are asked to comment on educational/training goals they have for the upcoming year. An example is the system used at Company XYZ. Depending on employee goals, managers decide whom will be placed in the "Educational Support Track" (EST). This program provides partial, or even total, reimbursement of education/training venues that employees pursue. The criteria for acceptance into the EST is that the employee goals will enhance talents for their current or ...

Solution Summary

This solution is about 350 words and explains the concept of talent segmentation amongst employees. There is a sample talent segmentation program; along with arguments on the benefits of such a program - along with the drawbacks.