The new world of talent: integrated workforce management across global boundaries

The benefits of an integrated talent management strategy for all workforce categories across geographic boundaries have been well documented. Broadly, integrated talent management is defined as the use of a single provider to manage permanent and contingent recruitment as an integrated service, and is important because it provides an company with a clearer understanding of its talent, the ability to make adjustments to its current approach based on that understanding, and the information necessary to plan for the future.

The growing ubiquity of geographically-distributed workforces also increases the need for connectivity between processes such as career management and learning and development. If global career paths are tightly knit with a learning and development strategy, the company can improve the success rate of expatriate assignments and other leadership development initiatives, resulting in better prepared leaders and the more efficient use of talent management investments. Essentially, integrated talent management fuses human resources processes together in the right places, leading to tangible benefits for the company.