Talent Groups is a feature used to help admins and/or managers identify subgroups of employees that are of interest to them. 

Being able to further categorize your people as, for example, ambassadors, influencers, and leaders is a great way to gain a deeper understanding of how your organisation operates and discover important information to shape your business. 

The applications of talent groups are endless. All you have to do is define a question and start collecting nominees. It is extremely easy to set up and is an excellent driver of culture initiatives.

How to Set Up a Talent Group

Head over the the Surveys section of bob's main menu, then go to the Talent Groups tab.

Step 1 Create Group

  1. Click the New Group button.
  1. In the The Name field on the setup screen that opens up enter a name for your group, e.g. Top talent / Employee of the month.
  2. In The Question field enter the question you would like to ask. 
  3. To select the people that will be asked the question from step 2, click on Select Employees and mark the desired nominators. You can choose as many respondents as you'd like.
  4. Click Next at the top right of your screen.

Step 2 Group Setup

  1. Choose who can be nominated for this talent group in the Who can be added to the group? dropdown.
  2. If you'd like to limit the number of people that can be nominated, turn on the Set a cap.... toggle.
  3. If you have turned on the cap toggle in the previous step, enter the total number of people you would like to be nominated in the Max. number of people field.
  4. Enter the number of days you would like to allow for collecting responses in the Duration field.
  5.  Define the number of reminders you would like to be sent to the selected nominators in the Reminders field. 
  6. Click Next at the top right of your screen.

Step 3 Email Setup

  1. Select a name from the Send the email from? dropdown to define the email address that the nomination email will come from.
  2.  Customize the email message that nominators will receive.
  3. Click Done at the top right of your screen.
  4. A verification screen will open, press on Send now to distribute the email to nominators.

Progress Tracker 

Track Talent Groups' progress, who has answered, and take actions:

  • Pause voting
  • Share results
  • Create reminders
  • Manage Group duration and details
  • Invite additional people to respond
  • Close the Talent Group to answers
  • Delete the Talent Group

Nominator View

Any employee added to a Talent Group as a nominator/respondent will be able to easily view and vote through the Talent Groups tab.

  1. Click the Answer now button on a Talent Group tile.
  2. Click on the the colleagues you'd like to nominate, you can search and use the filters at the top to help you find the people you're looking for. Your chosen nominees will now appear at the top of the page.
  3. Once you have nominated everyone you would like, click Submit at the top right of your screen. 


From the progress tracker screen on the Talent Groups tab, click any Talent Group tile marked Ended to view its results.

On the results page you can also take the following actions:

  • Share results
  • Edit Group members
  • Reopen the Group so respondents can continue to nominate. Note that if the Group is re-opened results will not be available and any edits made after results were received will be lost.
  • See who was invited to this Talent Group including who has and has not answered.
  • Delete the Talent Group

You're ready to gather real insights from your talent groups and use this information to drive action in your organisation! 

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