An HR and business partnership in the talent management process helps an organization effectively identify needs, hire and retain the right people, and develop employee skills. In this video, learn how to engage the business in the talent management strat
- 20 years ago, human resources was called the personnel department and their primary function was hiring and firing. Just as the name has changed, the role of human resources has also changed. Today, HR is a strategic partner, helping the business identify talent needs, find and retain the right people, develop employee skills and capabilities, and plan for the future. And in a recent survey, business leaders said they'd like HR to be even more involved.
So, let's take a look at how HR can play an even bigger role in talent management. HR needs to be involved in business strategy planning sessions. Get the corporate business plan and calendar and attend the critical meetings. Learn what talent is needed and build a talent strategy side-by-side with business leaders. When HR is at the table from the beginning, the talent strategy can be developed to directly support business goals. Business leaders also said they'd like HR to communicate more about talent strategies.
Recruiting plans, succession planning, and performance management may be second nature to HR, but the business needs to hear more. Reach out to business leaders and share the talent strategies and processes. Be open to incorporating their point of view, and change the process if it will add more value to the business. And business leaders want to see a more streamlined recruiting and hiring process. When the business loses a key employee or has new roles to fill, leaders should want to understand the process and have confidence that the role will be filled as quickly as possible.
Be transparent and share any challenges you're facing in recruiting for open positions. Help business leaders understand how you source candidates. Remind them that internal promotions can be an effective and efficient way to fill a vacant role. As an HR professional, there's a lot you can do to make your partnership with the business even stronger. Schedule a meeting with that business executive who doesn't participate in talent activities. Share your talent strategy and ask for input.
Get the business excited about getting the right people in the right jobs. Become a strategic partner and position yourself to play a significant role in the business. You'll have a seat at the table, and business leaders will have confidence in your talent management strategy.
- Building a successful talent management strategy
- Identifying talent needs and assessing existing talent
- Recruiting and hiring the right people
- Developing employees to meet talent needs
- Implementing a succession planning process
- Focusing on engagement and retention
- Increasing talent visibility
- Creating a strong HR and business partnership
- Designing a high-performance culture