Take 10 seconds to think about your organization and reflect on the following question:
Can you name a part of any business that works without people?
Give it 10 seconds...
We've asked this question to hundreds of leaders, and the response remains the same - it does not exist…yet.
Anything we need accomplished in our organization, at some point, requires human interaction. From the creation of a product, new ideas, or creative workflows - humans are at the center of everything we do.
This post is not intended to be a discussion about robot overlords vs. human existence; other parts of the internet handle that conversation magnificently! This post and the corresponding series aim to help us think about the humans we select and help grow as part of our organization.
If we can all agree that nothing in an organization happens without humans, then we hope to find a little time to reflect, explore, clarify, and define the organizations we create and the talent that drives them.
Throughout this series, we will go between philosophical ideas down to ground-level tactical resources to leverage today. The goal is to help increase clarity surrounding our direction, goals, talent, growth & performance.
To help increase clarity, we will journey through the following topics:
Here we will explore the purpose of your organization, roles within the organization, and foundations helpful in attracting & recruiting talent.
This section focuses on better practices for establishing an intentional recruiting workflow and initial steps to drive candidate interest.
Next, we will shape a recruiting workflow that fits our organization, targets the right behaviors, and intentionally selects the right talent.
Once we find the right talent, we need to build conditions and experiences to help our new co-workers on-board effectively. Once oriented, we must also define experiences that grow our performance, culture, and people.
In the final installment of this series, we will focus on better practices for recruiting, on-boarding & growing talent within a geographically diverse organization.
Our hope is that this journey helps increase clarity, intentionality, and, most importantly, communication within your organization.
To get started, let's take a look 01| Talent Foundations: Art & Science