This article explores the potential benefits of having access to data on employee performance, or "talent data". By understanding what motivates and motivates employees, employers can develop smarter strategies to support and maintain successful teams. With data, companies can make informed decisions about employee engagement, recruitment, and compensation. By gathering data on performance, companies can also gain insight into the types of roles that are in demand and how best to fill those roles with qualified talent. Talent data also allows companies to identify employees with high potential for growth, as well as those who may need additional training and development. By leveraging data, companies can identify areas of improvement in their workforce and take steps to ensure that employees are supported with the resources they need to succeed.