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Talent Management Stats For HR Professionals | Red Branch Media

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Talent management is defined as the process HR takes to attract, develop, motivate, and retain employees. 


  • 30% of companies provide regular supervisory and management training. (Source)
  • Managers account for as much as 70% of the variance in employee engagement.  (Source)
  • Companies with clear objectives outperform the market by 42%. (Source)
  • 63% of companies fail to have regular discussions with their employees about their career growth and aspirations. (Source)
  • 38% of managers expressed that their company’s performance management process included at least some ‘continuous’ elements. (Source)
  • When companies make their performance management programs more continuous, 90% see a direct lift in employee engagement.  (Source)
  • Companies with highly engaged employees outperform their rivals by as much as 21% for profitability. (Source)
  • There could be as many as 70% of your workforce currently feeling overworked in your company right now.  (Source)



  • Companies in the top quartile for racial and ethnic diversity are 35% more likely to see financial returns above the national median for their industry. (Source)
  • Inclusive companies have a 2.3X higher cash flow per employee over a three-year period. (Source)
  • Just 51% of companies agree that the diversity of their employees accurately reflects the diversity of the market they serve. (Source)
  • 78% of respondents to Deloitte’s Global Human Capital Trends survey stated that diversity and inclusion gave them a “competitive advantage” over other companies. (Source)
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  • Company culture is important to new hires. Indeed, 32% of workers said they would agree to a 10% reduction in salary if they cared about their job strongly enough. (Source)
  • Treating workers – at all levels – with respect was rated as “very important” to 67% of employees, higher even than compensation, which was rated by 63% of employees as very important.  (Source)
  • 89% of workers at companies that support employee wellbeing are more likely to recommend their company as a good place to work. (Source)
  • 84% of HR professionals agree that recognizing employees increases engagement, and 82% agree that it boosts employee happiness and staff availability.  (Source)



  • Lack of clarity and communication factor heavily into employee burnout. Just 60% of employees have a strong understanding of their boss’s expectations, while employees who are confident in their worker-manager relationship are 70% less likely to feel burned out. (Source)
  • 83% of employees would prefer to be recognized with praise over a present. (Source)
  • 4 out of 10 employees say their managers fail to frequently engage in honest conversations about work. (Source)
  • One in five US employees is uncomfortable when it comes to engaging in conversation with their manager.  (Source)
  • 36% believe their manager doesn’t know how to lead a team. (Source)
  • One in four employees dreads going to work, don’t feel safe voicing their opinions about work-related issues, and don’t feel respected and valued at work.  (Source)
  • 58% of those who left a job due to culture claim people managers are the main reason they ultimately quit. (Source)




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