Pay attention to how your employee collects any information, assembles and presents it. From this it is easy to draw conclusions about the talent. Everyone has a special talent and the quicker you identify this the easier it ease to get the most out of an employee. You will begin to understand your employee's talents by observing them work and you will pick up on various patterns that they follow in their daily routine.
Talk to the employee and give him some confidence. Perhaps, you will be able to grow talent by reminding employees regarding their past achievements and what steps they can be taken to be more effective. Encouragement can really help motivate your employees to work hard and do whatever it takes to get a particular job done. When an employee understands that their role in the company is important and everyone is counting on their performance then you will see a definite improvement their level of work.
Try to tell them success stories of people close to you. Tell them how those people accomplished their personal goals and what they did to meet the respective organisation goals. Tell them that it will be a difficult task, but you must keep on trying until you get the desired results. Motivating the employees will give them a sense of belonging. You should tell the employees of the importance of teamwork and getting things done on time in order to become effective.
Organise a talent hunt operation within organisation. Call people from outside with hands on experience and education. Let your employees participate in the event as well and give them a deadline to prove that they are better from the outsiders. It will be hard to name one talented employee at the end but appreciate all employees at the end. Give them gifts if they perform well. Competition always creates a dynamic atmosphere in the workplace which the employees usually start to perform much better as they feel they will be rewarded in the end. No matter what the prize is, just winning will be satisfaction enough for many employees.
Identify and summarise the features of employees' character. Observe their organisational behaviour and try to develop “can do” attitude in them by motivating them in case they completed a task.