About the website

The talent management website is designed to provide anyone working in the health and care system with a central talent management resource. You can learn about the different schemes available to you and read about how to develop yourselves and your careers. There is a toolkit that provides line managers and staff with all the information needed to identify and develop our most talented individuals.

If you are participating in a talent management scheme you will need to register on the site in order to access the online tools and information you need to:

  • record your progress through the scheme;
  • record your position on the 9-box grid;
  • store information, evidence and documentation related to the scheme, as part of your portfolio which is required at the end of the formal programme review;
  • view available scheme specific mentors and coaches;
  • search for vacancies and development opportunities in participating organisations; and
  • record information on the assignments you undertake.


Participants can register by following the registration link and completing the online form which will be submitted to the Programme Office. You will be sent confirmation of your registration within three working days. When registering, you should choose a site role that matches the scheme you are participating in.

As a scheme, we need to provide reports to the HCLS Senior Talent Board and Steering Group to measure the depth and breadth of our succession coverage through the talent pipelines we are developing. Succession planning allows us to build resilience in the system and ensures our talented people are deployed effectively across our organisations and the wider system.

In order to provide effective reports on the scheme and show how inclusive it is, we ask participants to complete a number of datasets to allow us to gather the data we need so we can report on:

  • the number of people ready for progression now, based on 9-box grid entries;
  • the number of registered on the HCLS;
  • what people aspire to and their next steps;
  • the numbers who have been promoted across the system;
  • the number of secondments, shadowing, stretch assignments and mentoring opportunities made available and undertaken by scheme participants; and
  • equality and diversity data by scheme and cohort.