Mapping talent among the political membership
Political parties still betting on traditional cadre factories and internally representational recruitment are fighting a losing battle. In light of rapid digital transformation, increasing mobility and growing entrepreneurial activity among young generations, we must turn to more innovative approaches. A few practical recommendations on talent management.
Sourcing the right people and building skill-based networks to promote talent among members requires a lot of resources and strategic thought. Here, talent mapping comes in handy as a supportive instrument to identify, analyse and develop promising prospects. It is a highly methodical process which includes defining future skill needs, gathering information on potential candidates for planned successions and campaigns, assessing the existing competencies, and developing a thorough strategy for filling identified talent gaps.