AUSTIN, Texas — JULY 14, 2020 — TalentGuard, a leader in career pathing and internal mobility software, has launched a new version of its succession planning software designed to reduce bias in succession and career management decisions. Succession Planning by TalentGuard uses verified skill and competency data to identify and compare high-potential employees, create talent pools, and accelerate skill development. With TalentGuard, HR teams can easily align business needs and employee aspirations to unlock business growth and employee engagement.
Now more than ever, companies are putting their internal mobility and rewards decisions under the microscope to ensure fairness and transparency for all employees. TalentGuard’s product suite is designed to help companies evolve their talent management practices to respond to sudden changes quickly and fairly.
Traditional succession planning processes are typically siloed from important data such as skills, preferences, employee goals, and development plans. By incorporating succession planning into the broader HR technology landscape, TalentGuard is helping organizations identify and develop high potential employees who may have been left out of traditional processes.
“This new release is a game-changer for organizations. Traditionally, succession plans only focused on leadership positions and decisions were made in an informal manner. With our new functionality, more employees can be a part of the succession conversation and managers can source internal talent that they may have not been aware of before. Relying on data helps remove bias and helps uncover hidden talent,” said Sherwin Kelly, Director of Product Management at TalentGuard.
TalentGuard’s new release focused on delivering three key functionalities: enabling continuous succession planning and internal mobility based on verified skills and experiences, aligning employee aspirations to current and future business needs, and enabling managers with the visual dashboards and personalized development plans to aid in coaching. Managers and HR teams now have the visibility to understand who is ready to move into a given role and the right information to be certain that their decisions are based on best-fit, given any circumstance.
Together with our innovative customers, TalentGuard is leading the development of the next wave of talent management technology and methodologies. Our Predictive People Development Platform puts skills and competencies at the center of all conversations and processes that drive career progression, promotion, succession planning, and strategic workforce design. For the first time, we connect employees’ career aspirations to organizational needs and gaps in one central system – unlocking deeper analysis and providing AI-driven predictions about future trends. Built by a seasoned team of HR experts, TalentGuard is your strategic partner in transforming the way your company attracts, develops, and retains the talent you already know and trust – today’s employees – so that you can achieve sustainable growth in a highly competitive environment.