11 Talent Strategies Template | Brian Heger

Talent Management

Most organizations have a talent strategy to enable their business strategy. However, the tactics supporting a talent strategy can vary by organization. As leaders determine the right mix of buy, build, borrow, and bot tactics to help meet their organizations’ talent needs. This editable template includes a sample list of 11 talent tactics to consider.

The 11 tactics are sourced from Gartner and range from acqui-hire (acquiring skills through acquisition), redesign work (change structure, workflows, role designs, etc.), and use rotations or temporary assignments (move existing employees with needed skills on a short-term, time-bound basis).

Here are a few suggestions for using this template:

  1. Define 2-3 business scenarios your organization might face (e.g., 15% growth in China, FDA approval of drug Y, etc.)
  2. Identify the talent implications of each scenario (e.g., increase of X # of sales representatives in regions A, B, C, etc.)
  3. Determine the optimal mix of talent strategies that address the talent implications of each scenario—factoring in costs, time, impact, feasibility, etc.
  4. Use the third column of the template to insert high-level notes about the talent strategies you selected for each scenario.

This post is not about filling out a template. It provides a simple tool to stimulate discussions and decisions about your talent strategy and tactics. If you feel it can help, use it or modify it as you see fit.