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Create an Internal Talent Mobility Playbook

Prepare for hiring from within to effectively meet the needs of both the organization and your workforce.

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  • Claudette Banks, Director, Workforce Strategy, MPAC
  • Trish Freshwater, Senior Communications Manager, Talent Acquisition, Sodexo
  • N. Robert Johnson, Practice Leader, Workforce Communications
  • Drew Railton, Partner, The Caldwell Partners International
  • Sophia Tantses, Global Manager, Talent Acquisition & Mobility, SCIEX, a Danaher Company

Your Challenge

  • Internal talent mobility (ITM) is not keeping up with business need, ranking the lowest in effectiveness compared to all other Talent Acquisition areas.
  • There is a common mentality among hiring managers that external candidates are better.
  • Overall employee engagement is significantly lower when there is a lack of career development and advancement opportunities.

Our Advice

Critical Insight

  • Internal talent mobility optimization lies at the intersection of organizational needs and people needs.
  • The need to have the right people, in the right job, at the right time is coinciding with people’s growing need to have the right career opportunity, with the right employer, right now.

Impact and Result

  • Build on existing programs that impact and support internal talent mobility.
  • Create an ITM playbook to develop and improve ITM program effectiveness.
  • Launch ITM program and track success.

Research & Tools

1. Evaluate current state of internal talent mobility

Identify and define key HR practices and objectives to obtain executive buy-in for ITM.

2. Create internal talent mobility playbook

Identify organizational and employee needs to better design and create ITM talent acquisition and deployment practices.

3. Execute internal talent mobility program

Prepare to launch the ITM program by developing a communication plan and setting metrics for follow-up.

Guided Implementations

This guided implementation is a six call advisory process.

Guided Implementation #1 - Evaluate current state of ITM

Call #1 - Review the rationale for completing the project and discuss the effectiveness of current ITM practices.
Call #2 - Discuss SWOT analysis outcomes.

Guided Implementation #2 - Create ITM playbook

Call #1 - Review SWP in the context of ITM potential.
Call #2 - Walk through the various internal practices that impact or support ITM.

Guided Implementation #3 - Execute ITM program

Call #1 - Discuss approach for introducing and launching the ITM program.
Call #2 - Review follow-up initiatives and metrics analysis to determine success of the program.