Welcome to the Talent Hub!

Our approach to talent management will help our people have the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed for both their career aspirations and our current and future organisational needs. We want to help make talent management and succession planning a core business process, supporting both the PeopleFirst agenda and our wider 2025 University Strategy Map. On this webpage you will find an overview of our popular talent management tools and resources. To find out further details about each of these tools and resources, please get in touch.

Huddersfield Leader Framework

The Huddersfield Leader Framework identifies what best practice in management and leadership at our University looks, feels and sounds like. It outlines the core competencies and behaviours for all managers, current and future. Each competency includes a brief description that every manager can use to guide them, and clearly outlines what staff can expect from their leaders and managers. To find out more, please watch this short introductory video.

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Huddersfield Leader 360 Degree Feedback Tool

360 Degree Feedback is a process in which individuals receive confidential, anonymous feedback from the people who work around them. This typically includes your line manager, peers, and direct reports. Based around the Huddersfield Leader Framework, our 360-feedback questionnaire is broken down into three key categories: Managing Self, Managing Others and Managing Strategy. To find out more about completing our 360 questionnaire, please contact us for a chat about how this can support your development, and in the meantime, watch this short introductory video.


Development Centres

A Development Centre (DC) is a holistic and innovative method of assessing people’s strengths and development needs. DCs use a similar approach and format as Assessment Centres; however, the focus and outputs are very different. Whilst Assessment Centres are about selecting talent, DCs are designed to develop future potential and talent. Our DCs combine a robust and objective feedback process with an immersive, reflective and engaging learning experience, during which participants from across the University community undertake a variety of exercises, ranging from completing individual psychometric reports to participating in team challenges.


Talent Conversation Tool & 9-Box Grid

A talent conversation should be an open, honest, and two-way process, where a manager works with their staff member to review and understand where they sit on the 9-box grid. Our Talent Conversation Tool and 9 Box Grid helps measure performance and behaviours, as well as exploring people’s ambition and potential to progress. Before using the Tool and Grid, please read the Talent Conversation Tool document.

Alternatively, to find out more, please watch this short introductory video.


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Personal Development and Performance Review (PDPR)

The PDPR is designed to be a transparent mechanism for setting objectives, identifying development needs, and embedding our values. The PDPR provides a formal opportunity for staff to stand back from their day-to-day activities and discuss what they feel to be their main achievements over the last 12 months, their performance and career aspirations in general, and to make plans for the year ahead and beyond. Please visit our PDPR webpage for further information.


Digital Capabilities Discovery Tool

The discovery tool helps you privately explore your digital skills across six areas. Find out which areas you’ve developed the most, plus get personalised tips and resources to help you go further. Whether you want help recognising your skills, building a professional development plan, or getting the most out of technology, this tool is for you. Learn more about the discovery tool (Digital Skills Hub).

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Video: The Huddersfield Leader Framework

If you would like to watch a short video about the Huddersfield Leader Framework, please click on the see more button ...


Values, Behaviours and Engagement

The Values, Behaviours and Engagement Framework outlines behavioural expectations based on our three core values and provides clarity and transparency about what our members of staff can expect when working at our University.


LinkedIn Learning Modules: Developing Talent

If you would like to complete Talent Development LinkedIn Learning Modules, please click on the see more button ...

Interested? Please get in touch ...

If you would like to know more, or if you have any suggestions or ideas, please contact Danny Benton, through MS Teams, email: d.benton@hud.ac.uk, or extension 3195.

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