Strategy without execution is worthless.

It’s why our relationship doesn't end with the delivery of a binder.

Org Design

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It comes down to people – and how they’re organized.   The choice of how to organize and evolve your team for talent planning, acquisition, and management is decisive to achieving talent goals.  We have seen the good, the bad, and the unbelievable.

We’ve also personally managed each of these functions in significant organizations and intimately understand their core capabilities and the connections between them.  Our consultants zero in on customizing a design for you that will generate more than the sum of its parts.

Our talent organization design work encompasses:

  • Modeling organization structure alternatives
  • Documenting and mapping organization decisions
  • Developing role descriptions and dependencies
  • Assessing incumbents and candidates
  • Designing organization change management routines

Process Design & Improvement

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Using state-of-art design technology and methods, we design and document your future state processes, infusing best practices and leading edge thinking to ensure your talent needs are optimally executed. 

To achieve this we define discrete process activities and then identify information, roles and stakeholders, applicable policies, metrics, and tools and technology that are necessary to execute and support them, all within the context of business requirements. The result is a structured operating model that is full throttle and easy to improve as circumstances change over time.

Features of our process design and improvement services include:

  • A systematic method of rapidly and comprehensively building your future state talent planning, acquisition, and management processes.
  • Infusing best practice discussions and ideas that are relevant to your business and industry
  • State-of-art design technology to document, model, and analyze results.
  • A thorough gap analysis to efficiently migrate from current to future state
  • Easy sharing, storage, and retrieval of process documentation to facilitate training and continuous improvement.
  • A proprietary approach to change management specifically for driving talent process improvements.

Authentic process design is a powerful tool for optimizing the outcomes of talent work.  From measuring tactics and results to providing transparency and role clarity to stakeholders, our process work yields an operating model that delivers exceptional results. 

Talent Strategy Formulation

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Our starting point for talent strategy is the value of your business.  The end? A set of high-return strategies that invest in your most critical roles while respecting the balance of your talent needs.  Our focused approach achieves three essential goals:

  • Clearly connects talent priorities to business value drivers
  • Guides your resource distribution to optimize the impact on critical roles
  • Determines the most effective way to supply and retain the right talent

Our work to validate the talent priorities that feed a value driven strategy is underwritten by our blend of financial and HR expertise and includes gaining immediate buy in from your senior leadership.

Identify Critical Roles

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While all roles are important, some are more important to the growth and value of a company by virtue of the work they do.  These critical roles are characteristic of an industry, yet entity specific, reflecting the intangible value that powers your business, also known as intellectual capital.    

Talent for critical roles, especially those with low market availability, require purposeful planning, well ahead of actual need.  By identifying critical roles you stay ahead of the need, allocating HR resources proportionate to criticality and availability to:

  • Ensure a more reliable supply of talent
  • Engage and reward appropriately
  • Minimize unwanted loss

Identifying critical roles is the cornerstone to effective Talent Planning.

Current State Audit - Talent Planning

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Our audit work originated more than 10 years ago with a focus on Talent Acquisition. It has become TGA’s hallmark for leapfrog improvements that provide HR leaders with fast, impactful results.  With audit services now spanning more than a dozen industries, we are the auditors HR leaders trust to move the needle.

Derived from a combination of deep HR knowledge and more than a decade of professional public and internal audit experience, our expertise extends across Talent Planning, Talent Acquisition and Talent Management, delivering both the HR insights and disciplined methodologies of professional auditing that generate value-added outcomes.

Our current state audit for Talent Planning delivers a rapid reality check and provides the baseline for improving your overall Talent Planning results.  

Our approach follows 3 essential steps:

  • Comprehensively understand the current state
  • Identify and prioritize high-value, quick wins and long-term improvements
  • Construct a “break-through plan” that sequences improvements and provides a clear path to the future state

Our Talent Planning audit is rooted in activities that:

  • Connect business strategy and workforce plans
  • Identify and prioritize critical needs
  • Coordinate Talent Planning outcomes with Talent Acquisition and Talent Management actions
  • Measure and improve the effectiveness of Talent Planning

The Benefits of our current state audit enable talent leaders to:

  • Gain an objective, expert assessment of the current state
  • Quickly and credibly assess stakeholder feedback, and engage them as supporters of longer term change
  • Identify strengths to leverage and areas to improve in existing process, technology and talent organization design
  • Quickly identify relevant best-practices; retire irrelevant practices
  • Build a data-driven business case for additional investment and ROI

Current State Audit - Talent Acquisition

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Need fast, objective results? Want to make a big impact and drive rapid change in hiring? Hope to quickly gather and leverage relevant best practices? Our Talent Acquisition audit does it all.

Our approach is fast, disciplined and expert. Each TA review includes a dedicated team of talent, process, technology and analytics professionals. Within 60 days, we'll deliver the insights you most need:

  1. Comprehensive assessment of your current hiring approach, technologies, metrics, spend, brand, experience, etc.
  2. Identification of high-value, practical quick wins for immediate implementation
  3. A Talent Acquisition strategy to support the hiring implications of your business plan, an operating model for Talent Acquisition, an investment and ROI assessment, and a "breakthrough plan" for getting from here to there.

We objectively and rapidly assess the following, using our rigorous and proprietary methodology:

  • The business plan (What is growth plan and what impact will it have on hiring, attrition, internal movement, etc.?)
  • The stakeholder experience (What is the experience for hiring managers, senior leaders, HR partners, recruiting professionals and candidates?)
  • Recruiting process and practices (How does sourcing, screening and selection really happen throughout the organization?)
  • Hiring technology (How many recruiting technologies are in place? How many are used and to what end? At what cost?)
  • Employment brand (What is the strength of the organization's hiring brand? To what extent does it compel critical talent to join?)
  • Org design supporting hiring (Who's involved in hiring efforts? How efficient and effective are they? At what cost and value?)
  • Metrics and reporting capabilities (How efficient and effective are your recruiting efforts? How effective is continuous improvement?)
  • Budget allocation and cost of hiring (How much are you spending and what is the return on the investments?)

The benefits of the current state recruitment audit:

  • Gain a rapid objective, expert assessment of the current state
  • Quickly and credibly assess stakeholder feedback, and engage them as supporters of longer term change
  • Identify strengths to leverage and areas to improve in your existing process, technology and talent organization design
  • Rapidly gather and consider relevant best-practices
  • Build a data-driven business case for additional investment and ROI

Testimonials from Talent Acquisition Audit clients:

  • "The best part was hearing TGA's perspective, as experts in this field, while reviewing the hiring processes we've been using for years." - Business leader, transportation firm
  • "Each member brought a level of expertise in their respective areas making up the most effective partnership with an external vendor that I've experienced." - HRIT leader, pharmaceutical firm

Want to learn more pronto?  Send a note to:  info@talentgrowthadvisors.com. 

Current State Audit - Talent Management

This service powers:

Our audit work originated more than 10 years ago with a focus on Talent Acquisition. It has become TGA’s hallmark for leapfrog improvements that provide HR leaders with fast, impactful results.  With audit services now spanning more than a dozen industries, we are the auditors HR leaders trust to move the needle.

Derived from a combination of deep HR knowledge and more than a decade of professional public and internal audit experience, our expertise extends across Talent Planning, Talent Acquisition and Talent Management, delivering both the HR insights and disciplined methodologies of professional auditing that generate value-added outcomes.

Our current state audit for Talent Management delivers a rapid reality check and provides the baseline for improving your overall Talent Management results.

Our audit approach follows 3 essential steps:

  • Comprehensively understand the current state
  • Identify and prioritize high-value, quick wins and long-term improvements
  • Construct a “break-through plan” that sequences improvements and provides a clear path to the future state

Our current state audit of TALENT MANAGEMENT is centered on assessing:

  • The connection between business planning and talent management priorities
  • Talent management processes, technology, and organization design
  • Learning and development strategies and execution
  • Performance management effectiveness
  • Internal talent pipeline building and management
  • Key stakeholder experience
  • Metrics and reporting capabilities
  • Budget allocation and program investment returns

The Benefits of our current state audit enable talent leaders to:

  • Gain an objective, expert assessment of the current state
  • Quickly and credibly assess stakeholder feedback, and engage them as supporters of longer term change
  • Identify strengths to leverage and areas to improve in your existing process, technology and talent organization design
  • Rapidly gather and consider relevant best-practices
  • Build a data-driven business case for additional investment and ROI

Program & Project Management

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It’s a fact.  Capacity shortfalls in already stretched HR organizations are key reasons that improvement opportunities never see the light of day.  We won’t let that stop you!  We’ve been in your shoes; actually doing the work we advise our clients about. Our experience means we’re ready, willing, and able to roll up our sleeves and execute our own recommendations.  

Whether the task is engineering “quick wins” from a talent audit or closing the gaps between current and future state process designs, our consultants are experts at managing programs and projects through to completion.

Our program and project management expertise extends to all facets of our talent solutions, including:

  • Migration to future state process:  creating required new inputs, aligning technology, designing necessary policies, etc.
  • Designing reports and measurement tools envisioned in future state
  • Implementing technology solutions alongside your vendor partners
  • Everything in between

Being capacity constrained is the “new normal”, to which we have an extraordinary solution.

New Leader Assimilation

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Six to twelve months to reach full productivity for new leaders is simply too long. Our hyper-personalized new leader assimilation programs are designed to fast track the leadership transition of new talent acquisition, talent management, and CHRO incumbents.

Cutting the time to full productivity in half for new HR leaders is an ROI no-brainer.  

Our 90-day programs are intensive learning experiences, working one on one with a personal coach who brings deep subject matter expertise in the requisite areas of talent strategy and management.  Our trademark connection of “all things HR” to value creation and ROI set these programs apart from any other learning experience.

Employment Branding & Value Proposition

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In reality, most employment branding is a wasteful exercise in gleaning some positive thoughts from a company’s “culture” then blasting it via the expanding net of digital media. Tens of thousands of dollars is invested in a “tagline” so broad and so shallow the only strategy available is to shout loudly and hope for results.

What’s missing is the deeper understanding of your target candidates’ needs and how you answer those needs differently than the competition.

We go deep with the research, understand your target talent and distill your compelling differentiators. Using this approach, we

  • Illuminate your competitive advantages
  • Build hyper-relevant employment value propositions aligned with critical roles
  • Bring it all to life with renderings designed by our creative agency.

Because we are both HR and Financial experts, we integrate your targeted employment branding into the Talent Acquisition and Talent Management lifecycle in ways that maximizes the impact of your work effort in these areas.

Vendor Management

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Whether you are augmenting your talent capabilities by seeking Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) or other vendor solutions for part or all of your hiring needs or evolving to in-house solutions, we provide expert support.

Our services include:

  • Researching and identifying vendors to include in proposal requests
  • Writing clients’ request for proposal (RFP) for distribution to vendors
  • Screening and organizing vendors through formal client presentations
  • Facilitating vendor selection and contract terms
  • Transitioning and change management to or from vendor solutions  
  • Designing and managing vendor business reviews and issue resolution

Contingent Worker/MSP Consulting

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Flexible contingent workforce options are a growing trend for many of our clients who choose to strengthen areas of their permanent organizations. Our team has deep expertise in designing and implementing best practice contingent workforce strategies including managed service provider (MSP) solutions.  

Our services include:

  • Gathering requirements and designing contingent workforce strategies
  • Vendor identification and selection support
  • Technology selection and implementation planning
  • Change management planning and support
  • Designing and managing vendor business reviews and issue resolution

Skills Assessment, Training and Development for HR and TA

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We keep HR and TA professionals razor sharp.

We’ve started by building and validating HR and TA competency models and then created one-of-a-kind assessment, training and development solutions around them. We have a range of programs to meet your learning priorities, training preferences, and development needs:

  • Validated, simulation-based assessment and development programs from both TA and HR Business Partners - with next day, comprehensive feedback
  • “Brain Lab” training programs targeting the most critical competencies
  • Business acumen workshop for senior HR leaders
  • 360° feedback for HR and TA professionals
  • Self-directed learning & development for HR and TA professionals