Top 10 Resources on Talent Management Suites (TMS)

Top 10 Resources on Talent Management Suites (TMS)

Over the years, Solutions Review has accumulated a wide variety of articles and information on our website. Instead of placing the burden on you to sift through all of these resources, we pulled together some of the most valuable tools for business owners using an talent management system, or those who are looking to make the investment. These resources provide a well-rounded approach to the talent management space by including information surrounding best practices and the key features to look for in choosing a system for your business.

Here is a list of the top 10 talent management resources:

1. Talent Management Buyer’s Guide

With this all new revised 2017 resource, Solutions Review has assembled the top 24 Talent Management solutions providers into one guide, featuring the top 5 questions to ask potential software vendors, tips to consider before implementing a talent management solution, plus flagship tools from each vendor. Inform youself on key considerations when choosing a platform in order to ensure the success of your talent management system.


2. Best Selling Books

The Talent Management Handbook: Creating a Sustainable Competitive Advantage by Selecting, Developing, and Promoting the Best People by Lance Berger and Dorothy Berger

The Talent Management Handbook has become the go-to resource for HR professionals, CEOs, and business leaders who want to take the lead in building a diverse, talented, and motivated workforce. Each section of this book offers state-of-the-art processes, step-by-step practical management tools and techniques, and up-to-the-minute resources that will equip you to: 1. discover and develop new talent, 2. inspire, coach and train future leaders, 3. reward and retain the best people, 4. plan and realize a culture of organizational excellence. Featuring breakthroughs and “best practices” from more than 30 leading global talent management firms, this guide is a complete, all-in-one program designed to help you place the best people in the most critical jobs to assemble the building blocks of organizational excellence and create value–one person at a time.

Best Practices in Talent Management: How the World’s Leading Corporations Manage, Develop, and Retain Top Talent by Marshall Goldsmith, Louis Carter and The Best Practice Institute

This book includes the most up-to-date thinking, tools, models, instruments and case studies necessary to identify, lead, and manage talent within your organization and with a focus on results. It provides it all—from thought leadership to real-world practice. Best Practices in Talent Management provides a vast amount of thought provoking ideas, tools, and models, for building and implementing talent management strategies.


Effective Talent Management: Aligning Strategy, People and Performance by Mark Wilcox

Effective Talent Management is about aligning the business’s approach to talent with the strategic aims and purpose of the organisation. The ideas, principles and approaches outlined here will enable the reader to understand the strategic nature of talent and design a response that meets the needs of their own organisation. Case studies are used to illustrate the concepts and proven methodologies guide the day-to-day practice of the reader. The content will link the strategic intent of HR with the practical actions it takes to make a positive impact on the business’s results. Mark Wilcox summarises succinctly the case for a more strategic approach to talent management, one directly linked to business performance. He concludes that the time is now right for talent management, and therefore many HR managers, to move from a functional support role to one with a direct strategic impact on the business.

3. White Papers

Nine Best Practices for Effective Talent Management by Richard S. Wellins, Audrey B. Smith and Scott Erker

The idea of managing talent is not new. Four or five decades ago, it was viewed as a peripheral responsibility best relegated to the personnel department. Now, talent management is an organizational function that is taken far more seriously. This white paper dives into what’s driving the current emphasis on talent management and includes nine best practices and tips for professionals in order to have a successful talent management system for their business.


The Commoditization of Talent Management Software by Katherine Jones, Bersin by Deloitte

The good news for buyers is that on the surface, many of the available talent management systems will do the job. But here, let’s peek under the covers. Given the sameness in functionality, what does differentiate the talent management suites today? This white paper discusses some key areas buyers can look at while choosing a talent management solution, including user interfaces and social integration.



4. Tutorials and Online Courses

What is Talent Management? Provided by Gregg Learning
Human Resource Management Lecture Series Part 7: Talent Development and Management provided by Armin Trost

5. Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Talent Management Suites

The Gartner Magic Quadrant provides a great overview of the talent management market as a whole. This Magic Quadrant examines strengths and weaknesses of nine vendors that it considers most significant in the talent management market, while providing readers with a visual graph showing the vendors based on their ability to execute and their completeness of vision. The graph is divided into four quadrants: Leaders, Niche Players, Challengers and Visionaries. The report also mentions vendors that have been added and dropped along with honorable mentions.

6. LinkedIn Discussion Groups

LinkedIn creates great networking opportunities by allowing users to join discussion groups or contact various people and companies to find the talent management system that works best for you. Articles and posts can promote valuable insights into current trends or avoidable errors within the talent management space.


7. SlideShare

SlideShare is a convenient tool for uncovering insights related to just about any software category. The resource offers a vast library of slideshows, presentations, videos, infographics, and more, allowing researchers to uncover best practices, tips of the trade, and important information on some of the top software solutions for enterprise technology professionals. Build your knowledge quickly from concise, well-presented content from top experts. Instead of scrolling through pages of text, you can flip through a SlideShare deck and absorb the same information in a fraction of the time.

8. Software Review Sites

Gartner Peer Insights: Tap into the collective knowledge and experience of IT professionals just like you. Free of vendor influence, Gartner Peer Insights offers detailed perspectives for every phase of the IT life-cycle – from evaluation and implementation to service and support.”.

TrustRadius: “Mission is to bring transparency to the world of enterprise technology by helping technology users learn from their peers to find better solutions, implement them more effectively, and share best practices.”

G2Crowd“By bringing the collective power of trusted peers to the forefront, business buyers now have transparency when evaluating B2B software technologies.”

9. Talent Management News

Following news on talent management can expose the providers that continue to advance solutions versus those that remain at a stand still. The news can also assist prospective talent management buyers by revealing the latest updates in the talent management industry.

For updates on current talent management news reference our website: Talent Management News



10. Creating a Culture of Leadership and Learning: Leveraging Talent Management Report

Bersin by Deloitte delivers research-based people strategies designed to help leaders drive exceptional business performance. Our membership gives HR, talent and learning professionals the information and tools they need to design leading practice solutions, benchmark against others, develop staff, and select and implement systems. In this report you will learn the talent management practices that organizations can use to reinforce a culture of leadership and learning and how integrating various talent practices can impact an organization’s ability to anticipate and respond to change.

Looking for more? Download our all new free buyers guide and check out the top Talent Management software vendors, along with snippets of their highest ranking products and solutions, plus the top 10 questions and tips about the implementation and selection process!

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Elizabeth Quirk

Elizabeth Quirk

Liz is an enterprise technology writer covering Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Business Process Management (BPM) and Talent Management Suites (TMS) at Solutions Review. She attended Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, where she attained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism. You can reach her at
Elizabeth Quirk

About Elizabeth Quirk

Liz is an enterprise technology writer covering Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Business Process Management (BPM) and Talent Management Suites (TMS) at Solutions Review. She attended Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, where she attained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism. You can reach her at

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