Talent Intelligence

Enabling HR and Talent leaders to develop world-class Talent Intelligence functions.

Forward-thinking companies are now building Talent Intelligence teams in-house. We support businesses in understanding the benefits of Talent Intelligence, creating their processes, assessing and selecting technology and providing training.

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Talent Intelligence Consulting

How we help

Talent Intelligence can be established as a stand-alone function, as additional capabilities attached to a Talent Acquisition team, an extension to people analytics within HR, or a branch of business intelligence that connects to Talent and HR. 

Building on 30 years of experience in partnering with global, blue-chip organisations, we provide clients with the tools, training, expertise and capacity to realise immediate benefits from Talent Intelligence. We set out the strategies and roadmaps for scaling and developing the function, creating a competitive advantage for your business.

Whether you are building a Talent Intelligence function from scratch, augmenting or upskilling an existing Talent Acquisition team, or looking to build on existing talent intelligence capabilities, we will develop a proposal and framework to help achieve your goals.

We start with an initial consultation to understand your goals and to get to know your unique context. This includes an analysis of your current capabilities, technology and tools, processes, current operating model, stakeholders and current vendors. We then work with you to develop a model that applies leading talent intelligence capabilities into your business environment to ensure success.

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What is Talent Intelligence?

Talent Intelligence is the identification and analysis of information about the external talent landscape to support business decisions. Combined with the internal view offered by HR Analytics, Talent Intelligence creates a 360-degree view to support more informed strategic talent decisions. 

External talent data has never been more readily available, and data-driven insights gained through Talent Intelligence not only inform organisational design but allow you to better understand the challenges facing a particular team, better plan compensation and benefits and gain insight into how leading companies are organised and why.

Talent Intelligence isn't exclusively related to talent acquisition. It can provide insight into competitor activity as well as being used to inform real estate decisions and merger and acquisition activity.

The Benefits of Talent Intelligence

  • Tailored, strategic insights into talent demographics, skills, roles, functions and geographies drive better-informed business decisions
  • Intelligence on competitor activity feeds into HR, merger and acquisitions teams, strategic planning and driving better business decision making
  • Talent Intelligence teams elevate HR and Talent groups with data
  • Enables the talent function as a true, data-enabled business partner
  • Diagnose talent challenges including employer branding, retention, compensation and benefits, and diversity
  • Inform HR and Talent strategy including location decisions, organisational design and D&I strategy

Talent Intelligence Glossary

Talent Intelligence

Definition: The collection and analysis of external labour market data, combined with primary insight to drive talent and business decisions.

Talent Analytics

Definition: The quantitative analysis of insights into the external talent market and of your existing teams. These data points help to create a better understanding of the bench strength of your existing team and the opportunities for growth within the wider talent pool.

Talent Analytics forms part of Talent Intelligence, as it is accompanied by qualitative primary research.

HR / People / Workforce Analytics

The collection and analysis of internal talent data to drive talent decisions. People analytics looks at HR metrics and HR data such as succession, competencies, development and performance which gives an overview of the health of the business.

The combination of talent intelligence with HR Analytics creates a 360° view of the talent landscape.

Download our complete guide to Talent Intelligence

Would you like to learn more about Talent Intelligence? Our report provides an introduction and overview of the Talent Intelligence discipline to HR, Talent and business leaders across industries. 


The report covers:

  • A Talent Intelligence overview
  • The Talent Intelligence function within a corporate setting
  • The business applications of Talent Intelligence
  • The difference between primary and secondary Talent Intelligence
  • The tools used by Talent Intelligence teams and professionals
  • A maturity model for Talent Intelligence capability
  • A case study outlining how a global FMCG business upskilled their Talent Acquisition group with Talent Intelligence and competitor insight capabilities

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