Board and Executive Leadership

Talent Strategy

Talent Strategy

Businesses are frequently reminded of the fact that people are their greatest asset, and with talent challenges in most sectors the intrinsic value of people will continue to grow. Yet despite these significant challenges and the importance of employing good people, talent strategies often become more of an afterthought than a key business planning solution.

With the design and development of talent strategy often left to human resource departments, a handful of ‘conventional wisdoms’ have prevailed. These wisdoms have resulted in talent strategy becoming siloed, static, and increasingly out of context; key individuals not being involved; and a lack of accountability and endorsement for the talent strategy at Board and Executive level.

We see talent strategy as a key part of the business, not as an HR process or system. We support clients by ensuring they are:

  • Dynamic in how they plan, review, manage and develop talent;
  • Internally and externally focused; and
  • Always looking to the future when mapping and designing talent strategy.

Our approach challenges the conventional wisdoms to help clients to move away from box ticking, towards proactively managing talent as a “people profit and loss” (P&L). We also help leaders to take accountability for the talent strategy, making it more of a market lever and competitive advantage.

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