Welcome to Mainspring
The Talent Management Framework

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Mainspring is a talent management framework for managing employees and staff. It is meant to serve as an implementation and management guide for those wishing to fully leverage the capability and contribution of employees while eliminating problems surrounding pay and promotion.


Regulations, compliance and litigation has relegated HR to the numbers. Talent management, on the other hand, is about the relationship. It takes both to run an organization today, but often one or both are neglected.

Use Mainspring if:

  • You believe the employer-employee relationship should be a win-win situation.
  • You have problems with recruitment or retention of qualified staff.
  • You need to deliver better value to customers while improving efficiency through better investment and management in staffing.

Benefits of Mainspring

The benefits of the Mainspring talent management framework include:

  • Mainspring is concise and extensible; pre-defined processes save time.
  • Mainspring is non-prescriptive; use only what is valuable to your organization today. Reduce implementation friction and mean time to realized improvement.
  • Mainspring is flexible and compatible; it doesn't force a particular standard or methodology on your effort to improve talent management.


Organizations everywhere that employ one or more people will find Mainspring a refreshing and effective take on managing talent. Examples include:

  • Banking and Finance
  • Energy and Utilities
  • Exploration and Mining
  • Government and Public Service
  • Higher Education
  • Information Technology
  • Travel and Hospitality
  • Warehousing and Distribution

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Mainspring is still under heavy development. Sign up to receive progress updates and a draft of the framework when it's ready for early release.

Latest Release: 0.3.0-d

  • Added Organizational Management process to Strategy stage.
  • Reworked sub-processes in the Maintain a Staffing Plan process for more focus and clarity.
  • Added a placeholder process for *Self-Assessment.

Stable Release: Coming Soon

Version 1 of Mainspring is coming. Sign up to be notified of its release.