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Talent Beyond Borders

The Talent Management Expert—Strategy. Execution. Results.

For some companies breakthrough technology fuels their growth. For others, it is enhancing customer loyalty or successful entry into emerging global markets. But for all companies, the one priority that stands at the very top is talent. With it, everything is possible. Without it you can count on one failed business strategy after another.

It’s little wonder that three quarters of senior executives who participated in a recent DDI-Economist study listed talent as their most critical business imperative—above all others.

Since 1970, Development Dimensions International (DDI) has been helping hundreds of corporations around the world close the gap—between where their business needs to go and the talent they must have to take them there—in good times and tough times.

DDI’s experience and expertise in talent management is unparalleled:

  • Using our world-class learning systems, organisations are developing more than 250,000 better leaders each year.
  • More than 3,200 high-quality hiring decisions are made every hour and 20,000,000+ candidates have been successfully screened using our behavioural interviewing, testing and assessment systems.
  • Major corporations make crucial promotion and placement decisions for more than 3,000 senior executives each year using our assessment process—in Singapore, Beijing, London, Mumbai, New York and hundreds of other locations around the world. 

The numbers are just part of the picture. In an independent survey of senior HR executives, DDI is at the very head of the list of major talent management competitors in terms of breadth of our solutions, our levels of expertise, the quality of our people and services.

Talent Is Your Business...It's Our Business, Too

DDI has a comprehensive, yet practical, approach to talent management. It’s been a successful blueprint for many clients because it brings together all of the major strategies, processes, and activities required to systematically manage an organisation’s talent. We bring the deepest, broadest and freshest experience, programmes and technology to the table to ensure a successful and sustainable talent management plan.

We believe that a sound talent strategy starts with a clear picture of the business outcomes you expect and defining the talent you will need to achieve the outcomes. 

DDI will work with you to: pinpoint current and future business drivers; define how success will be measured; identify gaps in the quality and quantity of talent required to execute your business drivers; pinpoint strengths and weaknesses in your current talent management systems and capabilities; and deliver a strategy aimed at closing your talent gaps. 

Once your organisation is ready to define the talent management activities, we can work with you on:

Execution—We Make It Stick

Choosing the right talent management initiatives and implementing them well is just half the battle. The other half is making it all stick. Our systematic approach to execution can help you achieve the results you need for your talent—and your organisation.  

We help organisations execute talent strategy through: clear and ongoing communication to all stakeholders about what you are doing and why; a relentless focus on clear accountabilities; aligning your talent initiatives with systems such as rewards, recognition, and compensation to drive results; and putting a measurement process in place. 

After 40 years of working with some of the world’s most successful companies, we understand what makes talent management tick. You will find us to be a uniquely qualified partner wherever you are on your journey.