Developing Talent Among HR’s Priorities in 2021

HR experts weigh in on their top priorities when it comes to developing talent in 2021. One key trend that emerged is a desire to provide more one-on-one coaching. In fact, 48% of HR leaders plan to expand the use of coaching, versus 30% who do not. This infographic will help you understand where leading industries are focusing their efforts.

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Developing Talent Through Coaching is a Priority in the Eyes of HR Experts

We asked survey respondents to rank their leader development program priorities for 2021, with 1 being most important and 7 being least important. Sixty-three percent (63%) of respondents say that helping functional leaders grow into high roles is No. 1, 2, or 3 on their priority list. Similarly, helping leaders take on new roles is a big priority, with 61% ranking this issue among their top three priorities.

If increasing new leader success is the “what,” then coaching is coming into view as the “how.” HR experts view coaching as an effective development approach and essential to developing talent for future leadership roles.

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How do your priorities for developing talent compare?

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