It’s Game Time: How to Go for Your Goals

A Sports Team Analogy on Talent Acquisition: Step 2

The previous post discussed how to identify strong players for your team. Now it’s time to discuss how to help them achieve your organization’s goals.

When your team goes to work, it’s game time. And with every play, each team member faces new challenges. Talent management can help your team by analyzing key performance indicators and presenting the best course of action for achieving success.

Integrate Quantitative and Qualitative Data to Improve Performance

The right data can help you transform your team’s performance. You can obtain quantitative data (information that has a numerical value) from assessments such as productivity rates, the Employee Satisfaction Index, or the Employee Net Promoter. Qualitative data can be gathered from interviews, discussions, open-ended survey questions, etc. This type of data is more open to interpretation, but it can supply useful context and insights regarding the numbers from your quantitative data.

For example, quantitative data can alert you to lowered employee morale, and qualitative data can point to the reasons for their unhappiness. Having that information enables you to effectively address the problem and any resulting productivity loss.

Keep Monitoring Game Time Statistics

Sports coaches can do postgame analyses, but for most organizations, it’s almost always game time. So, you’ll be depending on “in-game” information to make your best managerial decisions.

Using data analytics to gain a competitive advantage has become a common practice among soccer teams and clubs, and you should be doing the same for your (work) team. Observe your team’s performance in real time (or as close as you can get to real time) and determine how to optimize team members’ performances and interactions to get the win. Keeping an eye on employee assessments and key indicators will ensure that talent management stays aligned with your organization’s goals.

Make Key Performance Indicators Matter

Key performance indicators will vary from organization to organization, but they are the foundation for future performance. But it’s important to bear in mind that if they’re not put to any use, they can’t affect performance. Use the data you collect to encourage investment and commitment from all members of your team.

Advanced data analytics have revolutionized talent retention and acquisition, creating insights for developing stronger teams and better business practices. There’s no perfect fit for all organizations, so each team needs to adapt and focus on what works for their specific organization. By studying the metrics mentioned above, you can focus your team’s efforts and get the best return on investment.

Contact Acendre to see a demo of how our products will help your team become champions.

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