Following on from my last post on Talent Management it seems that there is further confusion regarding this human capital subject. Does the responsibility for talent management sit with HR or line managers?
The CIPD VP Tim Miller has his opinion, and that it is that the responsibility lies with line managers. His reasoning? - "If you try to do it through HR it will be a disaster!" Do you think he has had some bad experiences by any chance?
He does qualify this further though by adding, "One thing we find is that if you have not got great managers, you are not going to develop talent properly. If you get your management sorted out everything else will follow. If managers are not doing what they are paid to do - get rid of them" But how many companies will be that brave when they are finding good people hard to come by?
He really hits the nail on the head with his summation, which I think is a very astute comment, "Talented people don't want to work for donkeys. They want to work for people who want to develop them." Too true!