Whether you need support across a broad range of talent related issues, or just one or two pin-point solutions, we can help.
Pay for Performance
Business Integrated Talent
The transformation of HR must move HR from a focus on HR function and procedure to a focus on business value through talent.
Our services will help you build the strategy and business logic you need to position HR as a true business partner. Here is a list of our services that you can call upon to accelerate your transformation.
Static organizations no longer exist. Unfortunately, that old attitude is the attitude used by too many organizations to profile jobs, do it once and forget about it. However, jobs are constantly changing, and jobs form the demand-side of the talent demand-supply equation. If you don't know your demand side, you cannot make good decisions about the supply side.
You need a methodology to keep your job and people data coherent and fresh. With our following services, we can help you clarify how jobs and people fit your real-world operating environment and culture. The secret to our unique method is in how you profile.
Sophisticated capital investors know they must construct a diverse portfolio of financial strategies and instruments to build their wealth and protect it from unforeseeable ups and downs of the market. HR and talent managers need to embrace this same view of the protective effects of a portfolio of talent supply strategies.
By building the right portfolio of supply strategies, and managing them pro-actively, you ensure that at all times you have a dynamic balance of strategies that are producing reliable talent flow; slowing flow from one strategy can be offset by increasing flow from another. A properly constructed portfolio gives you optimal flexibility to make the right talent choices when the time comes. Our services will help you plan the supply strategy portfolio and measure its ongoing health.
Workforce analytics provides management the means to make intelligent decisions as to how to optimize the use and cost of their most expensive asset - the workforce. You cannot manage what you do not measure.
However, not all analytics are equally valuable. Many off-the-shelf analytic packages cannot help you with the unique circumstances of your particular business and talent base. We can help you customize and find the creative insight you need to manage effectively and drive business results from your differentiated workforce.
You need pay programs that attract, motivate and keep the talent you need. And programs that allocate rewards based on abilities, effort, and outcomes.
However, while you need to be doing other things, it can be enormously time consuming to design, administer, train, and communicate pay programs. Our services will support you and keep things moving, ready for you to implement when the moment is right.
What is the business value of talent? Or the business value of specific skills? What skills should you invest in?
How much return on investment can you expect for a given skill? Can you isolate the specific effects of training to make your analysis relevant to training inputs? Our services can help you sort out the issues and position you to justify talent costs and business outcomes.
Change does not happen by accident. It must be planned and managed. Unfortunately, history tells us that most change efforts fail. The causes of failure can be many, but what should not happen is a failure to have a comprehensive plan for making change happen, with all the right steps for seeing change through from beginning to end.
We can help, from establishing and communicating a change vision, building consensus and a guiding coalition, creating a sense of urgency, identifying and reducing resistance, finding early wins to build momentum, and anchoring change in the culture.
Competencies are your competitive difference. If your competencies are 'so-so', then your presence in the marketplace will be 'me-too'. Not a good place to be.
Instead of thinking of competencies as objects, think of competency as a capability system, some parts of which define or identify competencies, other parts develop competencies, and other parts measure and report on competencies. Our services are designed to wrap around your business objectives and the systems which make competencies available to you which achieve business objectives, from individual contributors to teams to management to executives.
Modern organizations are information processing and decision making machines. As individuals and as groups, we sift the information looking for bits or patterns which are truly insightful, differentiated or unique, and that we can exploit. To sift and decide well, working together can make us smarter than working separately.
But to work together well we often need to orchestrate or facilitate or guide the sifting and deciding process to reach breakthrough understanding. That's where our services in group facilitation can help. Facilitation can help launch new initiatives or revitalize old ones. Facilitation can help breakthrough deficits in imagination, or smooth the way through conflict to reach consensus. Sometimes, facilitation can be just 1-on-1 in the form of coaching or mentoring.
How do you know what is happening until you make the effort to find out? Surveys are powerful tools to seek and discover the nature of the current state of your organization or what may be happening to units and individuals within it.
Deciding on a type of survey to use depends on what information you seek, and there are many ways to look at the 'reality' of your organization. We can help you think through the kind of information you want, collect it, analyze it and report on it. Then, you'll know what you could or should do next.