12/15/2011 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Talent Strategy Formulation, Measurement, & Management
(People Centered Strategies)
We’re in a tumultuous era. We’re in a “new normal,” a period fraught with heightened uncertainty and risk, yet littered with opportunity for those prepared to identify and seize it. How then can an organization identify opportunity? How then can leaders mitigate risk and create a comparatively clear path to the future? The start of the answer begins with the realization that they can’t do it alone. They need help. They need the help of the people within their organization. How can they help? For one, they can execute business strategy, and they need to do it efficiently (to optimize the return on investment) and effectively (to satisfy and inspire customers). How does this happen? Well, it doesn’t it happen by accident. It happens systematically. Some leaders are conscious of this and manage the organization accordingly. Some are not and let the organization move at a pace and, at in some cases a direction, of its own making. So then, how can leaders move their organizations in a direction and at a pace of their own making? The answer is by formulating, measuring, and managing a well-planned Talent Strategy.
Great, but what is a Talent Strategy? What does one look like? How is it put together? What purpose does it serve? Who's involved? How will it be measured? How will changes be made over time?
For too long, as opposed to thinking systematically about the employee life-cycle and the employee experiences within it, leaders have simply implemented new processes when the perceived need arose or when old ones were deemed inadequate. Little exploration and planful thinking went into how processes intertwine and how, similarly, employees perceive the intertwining. Of course, such perceptions are real and affect employee engagement, productivity, retention, and other desirable outcomes. Enlightened, high-performing companies get this, and some of their stories will be shared in this session. Also shared will be innovations that are just now taking hold given the emergence of related technologies and bold leaders willing to use them. In the end, you will have a better understanding of Talent Strategy formulation, measurement, and management; you will be inspired to get it done; and you will view a clear path to create and implement one in your organization. Please join us for this holistic, confidence-inspiring session that will help your organization get where it wants to go.