Strategies for Organizational Change
What are the most serious indicators of plummeting business revenues? Empty chairs where your top talent used to sit!
Vacated positions in a knowledge-based business represent not only lost revenue opportunities, but a host of other serious costs that are not always as easy to spot, including:
- Loss of valuable intellectual capital and training investments
- Delayed product delivery to market
- Increased vulnerability to competitors
- Decreased customer confidence
- Decreased productivity from remaining staff, who are overworked and demoralized
Quantifying the costs of top talent turnover is easier than preventing it from happening. There are a host of “turnover calculators” available on the Internet today that will help attach a price tag to turnover and qualify it for a place on the boardroom agenda. The formulas they use will verify that talent turnover is a major drain on business. Depending on the value of the position, calculations will reveal substantial costs related to losing and replacing talent.
Knowledge-based businesses are the hardest hit when top talent leaves. If your business depends on the development of software applications, for example, and you lose a talented programmer with a minimum of 3 years experience in your company, the loss can easily amount to 900% of that person’s unburdened salary! Here are additional financial exposures: your competitors now have the opportunity to acquire your knowledge-base, widening your financial risks and reducing your competitive edge; your current development project(s) can be substantially delayed in getting to market, slashing your ROI and decreasing customer confidence; the remaining staff pick up the slack but their productivity and the quality of their production is lowered due to overwork as well as the demoralization that is inevitable with workplace downsizing (no matter what the cause).
How do you keep your top talent committed to working for your company? The best strategies to achieve this goal begin with putting the right people in the right jobs – and continue with appropriate performance appraisals, meaningful recognition and compensation, generation-sensitive benefit packages, plus a focus on training and development.
At this point in our economy, it is still an employer’s market – but forecasts are all pointing to an employees market in the upcoming years. This is prompting many companies to take a serious look at developing their recruiting and retention strategies. Prepare for tough competition, as top talent turbulence becomes the norm. In the end, the companies who can recruit and retain top talent will be the only winners.
How does your business currently measure human performance against the key accountabilities of your critical jobs?
Do you have the right talent in place now for the unique challenges of today’s evolving business world?
What are your company’s strategies for retaining top talent? Are you practicing them consistently?
Where talent meets opportunity™
Businesses everywhere are seeking better ways to identify the top talent they need to achieve key business goals. TTI’s TriMetrix System is the answer – and only TTI Distributors can deliver it!
The revolutionary TriMetrix System enables businesses to benchmark jobs and assess the matching talent they require for maximum performance. The process can be applied and reapplied to any job, anytime in a constantly changing business environment.
FIRST, BENCHMARK THE JOB with a TriMetrix Job Report! The Job Report produces a job benchmark and provides the template for specific talent selection. Based on a unique 37-factor analysis, the Job Report identifies the attributes, rewards/culture and behavior needed by the job.
SECOND, ASSESS PERSONAL TALENT with a TriMetrix Personal Talent Report! The Personal Talent Report provides a summary of a person’s talent to match the 37-factor analysis already defined in the Job Report.
THIRD, MATCH TALENT to the job with a Job Plus/Talent Comparison Report! The right talent in the right job spells success! The TriMetrix System enables companies to replace common biases often involved in the selection process with factual data based on the job benchmark as compared specifically to the talents of job applicants. The result? Increased success in hiring the right talent for the job!
Applications for TriMetrix in your business include:
Job Benchmarking & Talent Selection
Employee Coaching & Development
Planning for Workforce Mergers & Reorganization
Organizational Development Projects