HR Zone: Putting talent in its place: Aligning talent strategy with business strategy should be at the top of HR’s agenda

An article by Cielo’s Executive Vice-President and Managing Director, Europe, Seb O’Connell, was recently featured on HR Zone. The article, Putting talent in its place: Aligning talent strategy with business strategy should be at the top of HR’s agenda, cites data from Cielo’s Talent Activation Index demonstrating that many “businesses are stumbling when it comes to the most important performance accelerator for any organisation – talent,” and are unprepared to face the future workforce. Seb claims that “alignment is king” for solving talent struggles.

Excerpts from the article:

Getting on the same page
The root cause of these issues traces back to a lack of senior-level buy-in. Getting CEOs on board remains a challenge for many HR professionals. Out of habit, senior management often overlook the strategic role that HR must play in achieving financial success. In response to their oversight, it is vital that HR teams proactively make the case for elevating talent to the top of the board’s agenda, not simply wait for an invitation.

Delivering Results
The growing adoption of talent acquisition outsourcing is an even more powerful way to prioritise internal HR responsibilities. Working with a strategic partner means that HR executives can focus on steering talent strategy while they focus on finding, attracting and onboarding the best available talent in line with business priorities. These transitions enable HR to scale their teams to exceed the expectations of business leaders and deliver tangible results against performance targets.

 

For the full range of Seb’s insights and advice, please visit:
http://www.hrzone.com/community-voice/blogs/seb-oconnell/putting-talent-in-its-place-aligning-talent-strategy-with