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HR Strategy Support & Consultancy
Creating a HR Strategy can be a daunting task for even the most seasoned HR Directors and CPOs. This should not a 50 page document which sits in a draw only to come out once a year, but are in fact your vision and approach on bringing together employee experience from first touch to lasting memory
Whether you are looking to start from scratch or update your current strategy the Let’s Talk Talent team is here to support you.
Our team has experience in creating and updating HR Strategies across multiple sectors both from an in house and consultancy perspective. Many of our team have held HR Director roles and have been in your shoes and know what it’s like to face this challenge. To find out how we can support you in creating an agile and engaging HR Strategy, speak to one our team today or visit one of our many helpful resources available to you.
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How to form an HR Strategy that works for your business
When we think of building an HR Strategy, what normally springs to mind is a large document that sits in your drawer and comes out once in a blue moon when you’re talking to your CEO about what’s been delivered. This doesn’t need to be the case.
At Let’s Talk Talent, we take a more pragmatic and agile approach to identifying and creating HR strategies that are simple, practical, and will deliver for your business and its cultural aspirations.
The plan itself is simple. What’s more complex is thinking through what you need to deliver and when, and who you need support from to make it happen. This enables you to make the right decisions – the right things in the right order, in the right way, and with the right people.
Why your HR strategy should be unique to your business
There is no one-size fits all approach that can be applied to all organisations, and certainly no magic pill that can solve all employee experience issues.
A good HR Strategy is simply one that was developed with your specific business context in mind. It can be summed up with six simple words: Get, Keep and Grow Brilliant People
The trick is, what is needed to achieve this will vary widely from one company to the next. Your HR strategy is the join up between your business, its goals and its people and should include your culture at its very heart in order to stand a chance of generating results.
Aligning your HR strategy with your business goals
Before starting the planning process, we think it’s important to identify your main issue. A great HR Strategy starts with your exam question: what is it that you’re trying to solve? Is it that you’re trying to create an employee experience that’s inclusive? Do you want to be a great place to work?
Like everywhere in life, it helps not to focus on too many things at once. So we want to know what would have the most impact on your organisation right now, what the core problem is you are trying to solve and are you seeing low retention rates in some departments?
Through research, we’ll also help identify what your main focus should be. We’ll Identify your main stakeholders and set up conversations in order to ask key questions about short-term priorities as well as the long-term vision. This will not only give you valuable insight from all areas of the business, but also start to create buy-in for your future strategy as its whole foundation will be based on your specific organisational context.
Identifying the next steps
Once you know your exam question, it’s time to create your building blocks. These are your strategic drivers. It could be that you want to improve your employee lifecycle, it may be that you want to upskill your management community, it might be that you need to put in HR systems and processes. These building blocks ultimately answer that question and enable you to get great people and keep great people.
From these building blocks, we’ll help create a number of work streams. These are the projects that you and your team will deliver to answer that exam question. They could be your EVP, they could be creating a leadership and management programme, they could be looking at your onboarding process.
They’re the actual tangible timelines and projects that you’re going to deliver.
You’ll also set up how you will deliver your plan and roll it out to the company, and over what period of time.
Our HR Strategy experts
Founder & Managing Director
For over 20 years Jo has been working in HR and management, starting her career at the BBC as a storyteller which gives her a unique insight into HR.
With 7 years experience at board level in a variety of leadership roles, Jo is adept at creating and implementing people-centric talent strategies, designing performance management processes, blended learning and development solutions, talent mapping and redesigns of recruitment, succession, reward and recognition strategies globally.
Catherine has worked in Talent, HR and Learning and Development for over 20 years. The variety of industries she’s experienced include; retail, travel, manufacturing, utilities and media.
With a broad range of experience in managing HR, Talent and L&D departments, Catherine understands what it takes to drive change and implement talent initiatives. She’s adept at thinking of creative solutions that solve real problems.
Yvette Janse van Rensburg
An accomplished HR, Talent, and People Development professional drawing on 15+ years’ experience working across SME, Corporate, global geographies and complex stakeholder environments in the Built Environment, Recruitment and Real Estate sectors.
Yvette has a passion for supercharging innovative Talent Management & People Development strategies for future focused organisations, creating moments that matter for people & businesses to thrive.
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Let’s Talk Talent is a talent management and organisational development consultancy based in London, UK. We help our clients get, keep and grow brilliant people.
We work with a range of businesses from small SMEs to large multinational brands that operate globally.
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A HR strategy is simply a plan on a page. It’s how you align your HR initiates to your business goals.
A HR Strategy is how you get from A to B, and thinking about how you get the outcomes and the outputs that you really want to deliver.
Or watch Jo explain on our YouTube channel.
A HR Strategy is vital for senior HRs to pick direction on what is important to their teams. Whether you’re a new HRD, new to the role, or been tasked with creating a HR strategy for the first time. External support can be really useful.
One of the key elements of a HR strategy is aligning the KPIs or your HR initiatives to something the wider business can measure the impact of, before you start, and to see the impact of your strategic initiatives.
HR Strategy is really important to prioritise all the things that are on HRs plate. When you have 30 projects, and all the day to day to worry about – you have to have that focus on what will help support the business most effectively.
A building block of your HR strategy is ultimately the project’s high level 35,000 feet, big ideas, that are going to help you deliver your HR plan.
They enable you to answer your exam question, and get great people and keep great people. A building block may be something that has multiple arms and legs and feet.
One of your building blocks may be creating a clear proposition for people. Now that could be your EVP. That could be your talent acquisition team. That could be your onboarding and induction process.
Or watch Jo explain more on our YouTube channel
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Related HR Strategy resources
HR Strategy Whitepaper
Our free guide on how to write the perfect HR Strategy
HR Strategy at Pentland Brands
The Director of Talent at Pentland Brands had recently inherited the role and needed to quickly align the team (and the wider business) to a strong talent strategy in a department where prior to this point, none not existed.
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Your current and future talent is vital for success of the business and therefore should be an important ingredient to your overall HR Strategy.
Employer Value Proposition (EVP)
Your organisations EVP is an important ingredient in building a compelling reason for people to join and stay at your organisation. Your EVP should be built into your wider HR Strategy to support getting and keeping great people with your organisation.
Your organisational values are the foundations in building your overall organisational culture. Your HR Strategy should work to keep your values updated and relevant to your organisation to ensure the foundation in which your culture is build is as strong, relevant and up to date as it should be.
A key element in building highly effective teams is the ability to roll out team development across the organisation. Your HR Strategy is key to identifying what, when, how, why and when the development programmes should be delivered.