Hello and welcome to the Talent4LIFE Personal Development Plan. The personal development plan is an online tool that supports an employee appraisal or any other form of development talk between the employer/HR personnel and the individual employee. You are guided through the process with information and tasks in work sheets.
For more information on the purpose of every worksheet and how to perform it, click here for the short guideline for the PDP
Talent consists of a combination of two attributes: High performance and High potential. This only includes the best 3-10% of employees and presents a focus on key-positions: High performers, super keepers, etc. How can you identify, attract, hire, develop and retain them? The key question is: What happens to the “other” 97%
Business success depends on the performance of all employees. This means, every member of staff is important and everyone has talent that can be of positive use in future actions. In this case talent is seen as potential for the ability to act (von Hehn 2016, p. 6). This talent model emphasizes the importance of recruiting people that fit into the company and to find the best-fit in terms of position/role
“Talent Management refers to those organisational concepts and measures that specifically deal with the recruitment, assessment, retention and development of current or future employees who are designated as talents because of their comparatively scarce, highly demanded key competencies that are crucial for the organisation.” (Ritz and Sinelli 2018, p.14, own translation)
“Talent Management System is an organizational approach that aims to make best use of the talent(s) of each member of staff to deal with current and upcoming challenges. It consists of three pillars: Strategy, Culture and HR-Processes.” (von Hehn 2016, p.3; own translation)
|Demographic change||Pandemic as game changer||Future work(force)||Employees 45+|
The PDP is part of the Talent4LIFE project with the main aim to develop a model (including instruments) for talent management based staff retention. It supports SMEs using talent management practices to become competitive, agile organisations to react faster to changing circumstances
Other results of the project are:
Personal Development Evaluation
Developments & Milestones
Behind each step is a worksheet to be filled out by you – the employer/HR and employee together. All steps build on each other to some extent but it is not mandatory to fill out every sheet or every field.
The worksheets contain a set of questions and respective fields to fill out (e.g. ratings, hitlists, desired measures).
In accordance with GDPR, the tool saves no inserted data. It is saved in the browser throughout the process, but can be deleted entirely with a click on the 'remove all stored values' button at the top righthand corner. All content can be downloaded and saved locally on your own computer. For a later revision or a repetition of the process, you can upload the data into the tool.
Result: After going through the PDP (estimated time: 1 hour) the core talents, work-life balance measures, development goals and milestones to reach them are displayed for the individual employee. This is further supported by information on how to use this table and how to proceed from here.