In Emerging Talent: Developing Early Career Employees, ATD Research found that most organizations aren’t effectively developing emerging talent. In fact, only 20 percent said they were highly effective at developing specific skills in emerging talent, while just 12 percent of participants reported that their organizations were highly effective at career development for emerging talent.
Emerging talent are defined as those in the workforce with less than five years of full-time work experience in any workplace.
The purpose of this report is to examine how talent development professionals navigate the challenges associated with developing emerging talent, as well as what makes this group unique. Moreover, the Study aims to discover how talent development professionals can better work with emerging talent to help them accomplish their career goals. Included are insights and recommendations from subject matter experts on how talent development professionals can improve the effectiveness of their organizations’ efforts to develop emerging talent.