What is Talent Optimization?

Talent Optimization enables you to align your people strategy with your business strategy to maximise results 

Your strategically designed business plan prioritises your most pressing goals. You carefully monitor your business results. You have a talent strategy. But, in spite of your best efforts and intentions, results fall short of your expectations.

If you can relate to this common scenario, then there might be a disconnect between the people part of your business and your strategy. 

Talent Optimization is the answer. This four-part strategic discipline highlights what actions are needed to help you to: 

  • Diagnose your business challenges
  • Design your people strategy in line with your business plan
  • Recruit the best people for any position
  • Inspire and engage your workforce
  • Achieve the desired business results

Talent Optimization is framed by the objectives and the context of your business. This focus will guide all strategic people activities from designing your organisational structure to ensuring that you have the right people in the right places.

The collection, analysis and effective application of objective people data lies at the very core of Talent Optimization. These powerful metrics inform all your people-related choices.

So, what are the four actions that make up Talent Optimization?​

1. Diagnose

Measure and analyse your people data in a scientifically validated way to identify the root of your people-related business challenges.

Reliably and objectively highlight any instances where your people are misaligned with the job requirements, their managers, team or company culture.  

Create an action based on the analysis of your reliable people data on an ongoing basis.

2. Design

Design builds on your analytical findings during the diagnose phase. 

This is where you strategically and intentionally define the structure and essence of your organisation, leadership team, team dynamics and your company culture.

In short, this is where you design your people strategy, and make sure that it is optimally aligned with your business plan.

3. Hire

Build a company of top performers by placing the right people in the right positions.

Use insights from your people data to clearly define your job requirements. Evaluate the behavioural and cognitive characteristics of your candidates against the job target, find the best candidates and build high-performing teams.

Employees who are the best possible fit for their job, team and company culture are engaged, energised, are likely to exceed expectations.

This positive employee experience will boost your employer brand and attract the best people.

4. Inspire

Inspire focuses on employee-related activities like learning and development, career pathing, leadership development and culture reinforcement. 

Access to scientifically-validated people data,

  • gives your employees the necessary with tools to manage themselves and their workplace relations
  • equips your leadership team with invaluable tools for successful coaching, employee development and a constructive feedback session
  • allows you to create a strong leadership team that knows how to continually inspire and engage their employees, and protect the company culture

Only when your teams work without friction, employees feel engaged and are aligned with your company goals and culture, can your organisation truly translate your business strategy into the desired results.

Predictive Advantage has the experience, knowledge and the tools to help you to optimize your talent strategy. We offer a unique blend of scientifically-validated people metrics tools, world-class management workshops, and expert consultancy to help you achieve your business goals.