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MORE than two thirds of employers want to recruit talent internally when it comes to filling key management roles.

Investors in People South, which conducted the study, claim that 68 per cent of business people look to promote existing members of staff before going to external sources.

John Telfer, managing director of Investors in People South, said: ‘If you train an employee and ask them to embrace the ethos of the company, why would you want them to go elsewhere with their new-found expertise?’

Despite this, the report found that 36 per cent of respondents did not have a talent management programme which would allow employees to develop their skills.

Investors in People South works with organisations that believe in nurturing talented employees.