Leaders, Answer These Ten Questions For Talent Supremacy

Recently I completed the Human Capital Institute’s (HCI) program to become certified as a Human Capital Strategist (HCS). The program was awesome, as were the instructors and other participants. The tools and techniques we learned were practical and complemented the theoretical subject matter. I’ll use all of what I learned to help clients identify, attract, hire, develop and retain the talent they need to reach their goals.

While the seasoned human resources professionals were completely comfortable with the subject matter presented by HCI, I wondered how non-HR people would relate to the topics – especially business leaders. For me, many of the terms and tools we discussed struck me as HR speak (9 box grids, Belbin’s Team Roles, onboarding, engagement, etc.). So I put on my business-owner hat and tried to view the main topics in terms that made sense and that would help me understand the critical nature of strategic talent management.

If you are a business leader, answer these questions to see if you are among the talent elite:

1. Do we have a vision for our future?

2. Do we have enough leaders and other talent to reach our vision?

3. Do we know who our best performers are now and will be in the future?

4. Do the best people (ours and others) want to work for us?

5. Are our people fired up about our vision?

6. Are our people equipped to get us to our vision?

7. Are our leaders equipped to get us to our vision?

8. Are our people maximizing the use of their strengths?

9. Are our people committed to our vision?

10. Are we tracking our people progress?

If you answered yes to all ten questions, congratulations! You have the talent, leadership and people processes you need to reach your goals. You win!

If you did not answer yes to all ten, join the club. Very few companies have talent supremacy. A well written and executed strategic plan, supported by a well written and executed talent plan can help you fill in the gaps.

All organizations are only as good as their leadership and talent. Getting to ‘yes’ for these ten questions will help you win.

For help reaching Talent Supremacy for your organization, send an email to  rsamsel@futurestatetalent.com


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