- Carol Beatty, Director of the Industrial Relations Center, Queens University, President, Warp Speed Training Enterprises
- Robert Carlyle, Director, Strategic Workforce Management, Royal Bank of Canada
- Alfonsina Chang, Professor, Seneca College
- Courtney Harrison, Consultant
- Michael Hoseus, Executive Director, Center for Quality People & Organizations (CQPO)
- Lisa Jenkins, Process Optimization and Change Management Consultant
- Sonya Kunkel, Chief Inclusion Officer and Vice-President, Talent Strategies, BMO
- Danielle Mandell, VP, People, Habitat for Humanity GTA
- Andrew Mayo, Human Capital Management Professor, Middlesex University London
- Jackie Meagher, VP of HR, Info-Tech Research Group
- Dennis Miller, Speaker, Author, and Leadership Coach, The Power of Strategic Alignment: A Guide to Energizing Leadership and Maximizing Potential in Today’s Nonprofit Organizations
- Nan Oldroyd, HR Executive
- Tracey Pope, Chief People Officer, Canadian Red Cross
- Jennifer Riel, Managing Director, Knowledge Infrastructure Project, Co- Author of Playing to Win: How Strategy Really Works, University of Toronto, Rotman School of Business
- Brenda Rigney, Vice President of People Operations, Hootsuite Blog
- Harleen Smith, CHRO, Houston Airport System
- Dave Ulrich, Professor and Author, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan
- Jeanne Wisniewski, Chief People Officer, Vitals
- Truly understanding organizational goals, sources of competitive advantage, and critical capabilities requires a different skill set and approach than HR may be accustomed to.
- Limited resources for strategic initiatives and an ongoing commitment to deliver core HR services restrict HR’s ability to create value for organizations.
- Senior leaders are demanding more strategic value from their HR departments, but are not changing the level of resources available to them.
- This means that while there are myriad effective HR programs and processes that will benefit organizations, there are not enough resources to execute even half of them well.
- HR leaders must prioritize aspects of the workforce that are critical to executing the strategy and identify HR initiatives that will best support them.
Impact and Result
- Identifying the key talent implications required to achieve the organization’s goals enables the creation of targeted HR initiatives.
- Reviewing existing initiatives and reallocating resources to strategically aligned activities will make the most out of limited resources, while helping to build the case for additional resources.
This guided implementation is an eight call advisory process.
Guided Implementation #1 - Identify talent implications
Call #1 - Discuss analysis and activities to understand organizational direction.
Call #2 - Determine strategy scope and proper communication plan.
Guided Implementation #2 - Establish the future state
Call #1 - Review talent implications and discuss potential omissions.
Call #2 - Review strategy pillars and HR outcomes for alignment and clarity.
Guided Implementation #3 - Pinpoint gaps
Call #1 - Review HR Stakeholder Management results and discuss communication strategy with stakeholders.
Call #2 - Discuss gaps and identify appropriate initiatives and related McLean & Company resources.
Guided Implementation #4 - Create a roadmap
Call #1 - Discuss prioritization of initiatives to help identify critical tasks.
Call #2 - Review completed talent strategy prior to distribution and discuss key messaging.
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- Title: Talent Strategy
- Number of Course Modules: 5
- Estimated Completion Time: 1.5 hours
Lead the HR function through a process that will create a talent strategy that targets the specific talent attributes needed to achieve the strategic aims of the organization.
By the end of this course, learners will be able to:
- Identify the critical aspects of an organization’s direction needed to create a talent strategy.
- Create strategic pillars and HR outcomes that will help the organization achieve its goals.
- Prioritize HR initiatives that will have the greatest impact on the organization.
- Communicate effectively throughout the process so all major stakeholders are aware of and informed about the talent strategy.
1 to 1.5 CPD hours per course.
McLean & Company is recognized by SHRM and can award Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®.
HR Certification Institute’s® official seal confirms that McLean & Company meets the criteria for pre-approved recertification credit(s) for any of HRCI’s eight credentials, including SPHR® and PHR®.
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Onsite workshops offer an easy way to accelerate your project. If you are unable to do the project yourself, and a Guided Implementation isn't enough, we offer low-cost onsite delivery of our project workshops. We take you through every phase of your project and ensure that you have a roadmap in place to complete your project successfully.
Module 1: Identify Talent Implications of Organizational Direction
- Create a targeted talent strategy.
- Determine how the talent strategy will effect organizational talent.
Key Benefits Achieved
- Current state evaluated.
- Talent implications realized.
Review strategic documentation
Conduct a SWOT analysis.
- PESTLE and SWOT analyses
Debrief HR Stakeholder Management Survey
Prioritize talent implications
- Talent implications
Module 2: Determine Strategic Pillars and HR Outcomes
- Define the directional statements that will become the strategic pillars.
- Determine how HR will accomplish the strategic pillars.
Key Benefits Achieved
- Strategic pillars defined.
- HR outcomes described.
Create strategic pillars
- Talent strategy strategic pillars
Identify metrics to support pillars.
Create HR outcomes.
- Talent strategy HR outcomes
Module 3: Evaluate HR’s Ability to Achieve the Outcomes
- Identify initiatives that will elevate the strategic contributions of your HR function.
- Discover gaps in HR capacity to deliver HR outcomes.
Key Benefits Achieved
- HR initiatives identified.
- Gaps in capacity analyzed and areas of growth pinpointed.
Conduct a SWOT for HR
Identify gaps to deliver HR outcomes
- Critical gaps between HR outcomes and current ability to deliver on them
Create initiatives and a timeline for implementation (as time permits)
- Action plan
Review existing initiatives for alignment with new talent strategy (as time permits)
- Alignment of existing initiatives identified