By Tim Ringo
“Everyone has been made for some particular work and the desire for that work has been put in every heart”
What would the world of work be like if we could turn technology and technological change to our advantage and use it to match the perfect person to the perfect job; a job that gives purpose, the opportunity to master new things, and the opportunity to be left to get on with that work, without too much interference by others? What if we change the mindset (and processes) to think differently about regularly deploying and re-deploying talent at the right time, right place, right skills, right motivations. Most would say, this is impossible in today’s workplace – the tools we have are very one dimensional, and are not set up to think and do, differently. Add to this, today’s economic realities, where there is a complete focus on quarterly results, profits, cutting costs, growing the top line, saving the taxpayer money (in Public Sector) etc. override many people’s desires and motivations; just get on with the work! Produce more with less, meet objectives, meet the deadline, and at all costs, deliver! Most of us get caught up in these whirlwinds and we put heads down and plod through, quarter after quarter, a treadmill.
But does the world of work have to be this way? Is there a different way to do things, a different way to look at things? We should take advantage of the significant changes to the workplace that the pandemic has brought. But how?
Maybe a simple “equation” can illustrate a way forward: People Engagement, Innovation and Performance (PEIP):
right people + right place + right skills + right time + right motivation = PEIP
What if we created a workforce “marketplace” that not only balances supply & demand of resources, but also maps people’s skills, motivations, aspirations to the right job at the right time (PEIP)? The chances that people “made for some particular work and the desire for that work”, find and succeed in that work go up dramatically. The benefits for individuals, organisations, and society at large, would be tremendous. Additionally, if we create a regular flow of talent mobility, employees are much more likely to stay, and be less inclined to look elsewhere to grow their career.
Imagine, then, if we “turbo-charged” this equation with emerging “intelligent” technology; using AI and Machine Learning to further maximise the efficiencies of PEIP. Individuals and organisations leveraging smart technology to find each other.
People doing jobs they love for organisations they love will be highly productive and great places to work. Lastly, also imagine that once in place, doing desired work, people could leverage smart technology to help them be even more productive and engaged. Robots working for us, and with us, to make work more fun and fulfilling. Sounds like science fiction, but it’s not… the technology to make this happen is available today, and the time for this to happen is here and now. Additionally, demographic and other trends in the work environment are rapidly emerging alongside the latest technology trends and are creating a “perfect storm” of challenge, but also opportunity.
High performing organizations take advantage of a crisis to break old models and build new ones. One area of great interest now is Talent Mobility: creating an internal marketplace for helping talent and managers find each other, to the get the right person in the right place at the right time with the right skills and motivation. Talent mobility should be pervasive throughout a company rather than selective. Top corporations tie internal mobility to performance management and succession planning. At its most effective, talent mobility is a component of a total talent management strategy, which unifies talent acquisition, performance and compensation, succession planning, and employee development. The purposeful movement of people around an organization creates a happy, engaged and future-ready workforce.
This workshop will explore how to define talent mobility in your organization, create a plan for implementing and concrete ideas, tools and actions to take advantage of the new workplace realities: where employees are demanding more say in what they do, when they do it and where. The focus of the workshop will be on how to define, design and gain support for Talent Mobility in your organization. You will leave with a visions and mission for your Talent Mobility programme as well as a framework for best practices in this emerging important discipline.
Join Training Course: Talent Mobility – Futureproof Your Workforce
Who Should Attend
This course is based on Tim Ringo’s latest award-winning book, Solving the Productivity Puzzle, and is designed for anyone involved in strategic workforce planning for driving improved people performance. Particularly, leaders in HR, Operations, IT and Finance who all need to work together as a team to drive effective and sustainable change.
Benefits of Attending
- Understand the key trends and opportunities for creating a futureproof workforce plan
- Be able to define what Talent Mobility is and what a successful programme looks like
- Gain insights into the role of new technology in the Talent Mobility
- Acquire tools, frameworks, and templates to get started on your own Talent Mobility programme
- Build a roadmap for change and a simple business case tool, to make the case in your company