For most CEOs, “talent” is at or near the top of their priority list. Yet in our 2016 survey of over 230 organisations, only 17% of respondents rated their organisation as effective in predicting and planning future talent needs. Only 20% were satisfied with the outcomes of their organisation’s Talent Management efforts. This research report draws upon international good practice, including work of leading academics, specialist consultants and experienced practitioners. The findings include practical recommendations and methodologies for improvement.