Aviva pilots talent management platform

Aviva is piloting a talent management platform that it expects to roll out to gain an up-to-date view of the capabilities and experience of staff across all its business units globally.

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Aviva is piloting a talent management platform that it expects to roll out to gain an up-to-date view of the capabilities and experience of staff across all its business units globally.

The insurer, which trades as Norwich Union in the UK, expects to begin rolling out the system initially to management level employees across 25 countries from January next year, as part of a drive to help retain and develop its staff. The push is designed to enable Aviva to improve the ratio of internal promotions to internal hires, and drive succession planning by finding succession options for senior level positions.

The initial roll-out of the platform will give the group a view of 1,300 senior management staff, from country chief executives to heads of departments. Aviva then plans to roll this out to the next management tier over the remainder of next year, to incorporate a total of 7,000 employees, but ultimately the system could cover all of Aviva’s 60,000 employees.

The ETWeb system from StepStone includes self-service features. It lets staff feed back to line managers and HR professionals on their skills and career objectives, while gaining accurate, up-to-date information on the progress they are making against development objectives.

Arvinder Dhesi, group talent management director of Aviva, said: "Finding and developing the best talent is at the heart of our business and we are committed to ensuring we continually challenge, reward and develop people.”

Aviva selected StepStone’s ETWeb as its talent management solution on the basis of its ability to manage and automate all elements of the recruitment process and support 14 different languages.

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