Strategic Talent Planning Worksheets | Brian Heger

Talent Management

If you find value in content like this, sign up for my Talent Edge Weekly newsletter. In my 2016 article, Linking Talent Strategy with Business Strategy, I wrote about the critical importance of creating a talent strategy that aligns with and enables an organization’s business strategy. While the concept of linking the two may seem straightforward, the execution is …

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The Transformational Impact of a Dynamic Workforce | RGP Research

Talent Management

Organizations increasingly rely on external talent, such as gig workers, contractors, consultants, and freelancers, to supplement their internal workforce. While there are several reasons for this trend, one is that many organizations report a shortage of internal talent to support the transformation efforts that their businesses have underway. According to a recent survey by RGP of over …

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Two Talent Metrics Matter Most | The Talent Strategy Group

Talent Management

This article by Marc Effron discusses two crucial questions for evaluating an organization’s ability to create value through talent: 1) Is your organization able to sustain individual high performance? 2) Do you have appropriate talent depth in your most important roles? Regarding the first question, Marc highlights three scientifically validated enablers of performance: 1) effective goal setting involving clear …

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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. …

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Webinar: How to Create a Talent Strategy | The Talent Strategy Group

Podcast | Webinar Talent Management

In my 2016 article, Linking Talent Strategy With Business Strategy, I mentioned that if you ask HR practitioners to articulate their company’s talent strategy, the answers might sound more like a list of talent processes, programs, and practices versus a strategy. And while these components enable a talent strategy, they are not a talent strategy by themselves. …

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Build a Winning Talent Strategy for the New Talent Landscape | Gartner’s September Issue of HR Leaders Monthly

Talent Management

As we enter the last few months of 2022, now is an opportune time for HR Leaders and their teams to reevaluate and prioritize their 2022 talent initiatives. In some cases, initiatives might get deprioritized and put on hold, while others get sped up and prioritized for execution. To help HR teams make these decisions, …

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Moving Your Organizational Strategy from Jobs to Skills | Deloitte Insights

Talent Management

Talent management practitioners continue to reimagine their organizations’ talent practices based on skills rather than fixed, static jobs. I have shared various thoughts and resources that comprehensively describe why this shift is taking place, including Ravin Jesuthasan’s and John Boudreau’s excellent book–Work Without Jobs: How to Reboot Your Organization’s Work Operating System. But shifting to …

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Beyond Competing for Talent: An Integrative Framework For Coopetition in Talent Management | International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management

Talent Management

One talent management benefit in many larger organizations is that the size and number of employees in these firms allow them to develop internal talent pools that can be reallocated to different parts of the organization and at different organizational levels. But as this new 17-page research paper points out, the traditional use of talent pools …

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Meet the Four Forces Shaping Your Workforce Strategy | strategy + business

Workforce Planning

This 14-page article highlights how companies are navigating four forces to inform their workforce strategy. The four forces and the questions they help firms answer include: 1) Specialization (the expertise we obtain and build to succeed). How can we anticipate the roles we’ll need (and the roles being displaced)? 2) Scarcity (the talent shortages and skills deficits that could harm …

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Podcast: How to Design and Build a Talent Machine | The Leading Edge Podcast

Podcast | Webinar Talent Management

In this 35-minute discussion, Marc Effron talks with Thomas A. Stewart about many of the talent challenges facing firms today. Marc notes how many of these talent challenges (e.g. Great Resignation) aren’t necessarily new, but rather noticeable and more expensive to solve. As noted in the discussion, companies can raise the level of talent management if …

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