Competitive Talent Advantage – Reached when the relationship between talent and leadership is based on trust, open communications and mutual best interests. Talent is wholly aligned with organizational goals, and leadership actively develops people to reach their career goals. At this level leaders, teams and people are fully engaged in helping an organization maximize potential and reach goals, creating unique business value.
This is the top level of talent development, Level 4. The four levels are characterized as follows:
Level 4 – Competitive Talent Advantage
Level 3 – Reciprocal Organization/Talent Agreement – Interest in aligning business strategy with talent strategy, moving toward Level 4 and making progress toward open communication, trust and mutual best interests.
Level 2 – Active Talent Development – Recognition of the value of people with dedicated people investments. Little or no alignment with business strategy, and no talent strategy.
Level 1 – Traditional Employer/Employee Model