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:
- Define 2-3 business scenarios your organization might face (e.g., 15% growth in China, FDA approval of drug Y, etc.)
- Identify the talent implications of each scenario (e.g., increase of X # of sales representatives in regions A, B, C, etc.)
- Determine the optimal mix of talent strategies that address the talent implications of each scenario—factoring in costs, time, impact, feasibility, etc.
- 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.