How to Foster a New Beginning for Your Talent Strategy


The temperatures are rising, the flowers are blooming and the birds are chirping. This might seem like a tardy post for readers in the south or along the sunny coasts. However, upstate New Yorkers – or any other landlocked folks up north – know the sad, sad truth that warm weather is almost in sight.

For personal development, spring is the ideal time to try something new. If your New Year’s resolution didn’t stick, give it a second attempt this season or come up with a different one altogether based on where you are today. Maybe it’s the perfect time to work on your beach body in preparation for the fast-approaching summer season or perhaps you can finally take the next steps to further your education and learn coding skills (more on the need for those skills in a future post.) Whatever your new goal is, it’s never too late to reinvent yourself.

Similarly, it’s never too late to reinvent your organization’s talent strategy. Here are 3 tips to get you started:

  • Reflect: Most organizations will find it necessary to reflect on the seasons of the past. This is an excellent first step. If you have an employee survey, ensure you’re tracking back to the most critical factors around employee engagement and workplace happiness. If you don’t have an employee survey, now is the time to create one. Before an effective talent strategy can be set, we must establish measurement goals in order to track and assess the effectiveness of an integrated talent acquisition, development and management strategy.
  • Plan: Once you know where you are, you can set a course for where you want to be. It will be critically important to act on any areas of concern uncovered in these surveys. Doing a bit of spring cleaning in the form of training for people leaders or managing out low performers, will help facilitate a new and improved talent strategy overall.
  • Implement: As you begin to roll out the initial phases of your talent strategy, be sure to include a recognition program that rewards the focus or intent – whatever it may be – of your talent strategy.

Need some help with rewarding? Check out TicketsatWork Corporate Rewards and Incentives to help take your talent strategy to the next level.

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