Build HR Capabilities

Ensure competencies and capacity are ready in time to meet strategic goals.

Onsite Workshop

Lack of HR ability causes:

  • Frustration and lack of faith in the HR team.
  • Disengagement and high turnover of HR team members.
  • HR’s recommendations and initiatives to be ignored at the expense of the organization.

The HR capabilities project helps you to:

  • Equip your team to be able to manage organizational needs in the long term.
  • Distill HR strategy into staffing decisions to create alignment and support.
  • Assess current capacity and competency issues and make staffing decisions to fill gaps.

Module 1: Prepare to Start the HR Capabilities Project

The Purpose

  • Preparation for the workshop.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Workshop is organized and relevant to organization.

Activities: Outputs:
1.1 Scope the project.
  • Project is defined.
1.2 Review the current composition/size of the HR team and organizational structure.
  • Workshop facilitator is prepared and understands the unique needs of the organization.
1.3 Conduct HR Management & Governance Diagnostic and HR Stakeholder Management Survey.
  • Diagnostic feedback is available, improving the quality of the project.

Module 2: Make the Case and Review Data

The Purpose

  • Understand the benefits of the project.
  • Workshop facilitator and HR leader review diagnostics and HR strategy to get deeper understanding of current situation and needs. 

Key Benefits Achieved

  • HR team is bought in to the project.
  • Current HR situation is understood with some degree of complexity/data to support analysis. 

Activities: Outputs:
2.1 Review Make the Case section for the HR capabilities project.
2.2 Review data from diagnostics and HR strategy project (where applicable).
  • Understanding of diagnostic data; key problems pinpointed.
2.3 Review HR strategy.
  • HR strategic areas identified.
2.4 Establish organizational priorities & effect on HR.
  • Understanding of future HR needs established.
2.5 Assess the strategic maturity of all functions.
  • Areas of strategic maturity change identified.

Module 3: Determine HR Capabiltiies Requirements

The Purpose

  • Create HR capacity and competency requirements based on identified organizational priorities and HR feedback.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • HR capacity needs established.
  • HR competency needs established.
  • New/amended HR structure and roles are outlined. 

Activities: Outputs:
3.1 Review current HR structure.
3.2 Assess capacity requirements.
  • Capacity requirements established.
3.3 Establish HR competencies.
  • HR competencies established.
3.4 Begin expanding on roles through role design process.
  • Role design completed (at least partially).

Module 4: Fill Roles and Implement

The Purpose

  • Determine how to fit current team members into the new structure when good role alignment occurs. 
  • Make resourcing and staffing decisions where there is need.
  • Determine implementation process, including communication points and metrics tracking. 

Key Benefits Achieved

  • New structure is established and filled with employees.
  • Development plans/resourcing next steps are established and decided upon.
  • Implementation process is outlined. 

Activities: Outputs:
4.1 Fill out talent profiles.
  • Talent profiles completed.
4.2 Discuss resourcing possibilities.
  • Resourcing options understood and decisions made.
4.3 Assign roles and create development plans and next steps.
  • Staffing decisions made.
  • Development plans initiated.

Module 5: Communicate and Manage

The Purpose

  • Ensure that plan is feasible.
  • Ensure that HR capabilities project success is being monitored for duration of 12 months. 

Key Benefits Achieved

  • HR capabilities plan is allowed to succeed pending budget and timeline approval.
  • Success is monitored and changes are made if success does not occur. 

Activities: Outputs:
5.1 Review communications strategy.
  • Communications strategy established.
5.2 Discuss which metrics to use based on organizational priorities.
  • Metrics established.
5.3 Evaluate budget & next steps.
  • Finalized HR capabilities plan
5.4 Review progress in 3 months.
5.5 Revisit key metrics & diagnostics in 12 months.
  • Metrics reviewed and changes made if required.

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