Program Reality Check: The In-game Adjustment

A Sports Team Analogy on Talent Acquisition: Step 3

Your talent management team has searched for the right people and established processes which keep their key players moving forward, but what happens when the blueprint needs adjustments? Whether you’re playing a doubles match in tennis or matching wits on the soccer pitch, all teams take a minute during the game to assess and adjust to the skills of the opposing team. Organizations also adapt to how each teammate is playing on that given day at that given minute. Can the opposing team be pulled into the net, leaving the lob shot open? If key players are on the injured reserved list, who will step in and move the ball with the same skill and adeptness?

In business, as in sports, it is essential to assess and adjust to cultivate the most effective and efficient teams. The data analyst reviews adeptly and manages adjustments to become a game changer for even the most skilled teams.

Adaptability and adjustments

Gametime is when your players shine. They have worked together enough to know the strengths and weaknesses of each member. Now it is time for them to put the day-to-day methodology to work. Applying their skill set to enhance the development of each project and play not only makes the individual team player look good, but it makes the overall franchise perform better. Having the data and statistics to review each team member’s skills and performance allows each leader to adjust skills to complement and adapt for the next task and optimal performance.

Effective and efficient

When teams work closely together and have a sophisticated understanding of their teammates’ skills, they can pull together to become a more efficient and effective team. Look at a team like the Chicago Blackhawks of the NHL. In 2014, the Blackhawks masterfully changed where it placed its data and money. The team set a value on the players who rank high in possessions versus those who score points, giving them a consistent edge in recent development years. Changing the analytic focus to provide a sharper edge creates a more effective and efficient business practice. The human resources team is at the heart of any organization. It is essential that it delivers quality talent and ensures candidate and employee engagement while measuring its own effectiveness.

Mentor and talent development

In the high-dollar world of modern professional sports, it is difficult to retain players with long-term contracts. Managing expectations based on the talent pool is interlinked to a successful talent development portfolio. Scouting talent, drafting and creating an opportunity for growth and success at a major league level is critical. Without the depth of a successful development team program, teams are often considered one-hit wonders as they chase the next championship. Powerhouse dynasty teams build success for tomorrow with a blend of current stars and today’s prospects.

Acendre Recruitment contains onboarding capabilities to help you onboard new hires quickly. With a positive experience, they become productive on Day One. You can help ensure employees’ success in their critical first days, while automating tasks for your onboarding team with a configurable system that matches your workflows and processes.

Acendre Performance helps you not only measure and develop your teams, but also helps boost employee engagement through a robust set of employee engagement dashboards that provide executives, managers, and HR with insight that helps all parties improve engagement as well as employee and organizational performance.

Step 2:
Establish Goals and Objectives
Step 4:
Mid & Post-Season Evaluations

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