Talent management seeks to attract, identify, develop, engage, retain and deploy individuals who are considered particularly valuable to an organisation. By managing talent strategically, organisations can build a high performance workplace, encourage a learning organisation, add value to their branding agenda, and contribute to diversity management. For these reasons, HR professionals widely consider talent management to be among their key priorities.

Key research

The Future of Talent in Malaysia 2035

This report draws on inputs from over 40 Malaysian experts from a diverse range of sectors, professions and experience. They identified drivers shaping the quality and quantity of Malaysia’s human capital and uncovered the important issues that need attention in the development of the country. The authors then used their inputs coupled with trend data and other relevant literature to scope, explore and develop a number of alternative futures of Malaysia in 2035. These are sometimes extreme by design but are used to provoke and stimulate thinking outside the box. Each has implications for policy makers, educationists, training institutions, employers and individual members of the workforce. Four scenarios are published here, together with the implications for the state, society, organisations and individuals.

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The Future of Talent in Singapore 2030

Back in March 2016 the CIPD, in collaboration with the Human Capital Leadership Institute (HCLI), produced a report looking at the potential future of 'talent' in Singapore in 2030. Based on iterative conversations with Singaporean and Singaporean-based experts and a review of existing literature on 'talent' and official trend data, the report explores what is understood as 'talent' in Singapore and what drivers will shape the context of 'talent' in the next 15 years.

Read the full report and listen to the accompanying podcast as part of the research.

Additional research on talent


Managing future talent

A guide for employers, providing step-by-step guidance and good practice recommendations for managing and developing young people at work

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Factsheet guide on talent


Talent management

Understand the changing context and business case for talent management, and the key features of a talent management strategy

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