Kelsey Griffis, vice president, People, for California-based Loyal Health, says that HR can up its visibility by leading a nine-block grid exercise.
“HR can leverage the insights gained to partner with management and complete succession planning and performance development and improvement plans," Griffis notes. “The frequency of the exercise will ensure accountability and progress toward the management of top talent."
HR also needs to ensure that managers and leaders within the organization are well versed on talent management, says Katie Ervin, associate vice president of strategic alliances for Missouri-based Park University.
“Many leaders don't have a background in talent development because they are experts in their areas,” Ervin notes. “HR should coach the leaders on how to support their people. The HR department is a partner with the other leaders to make sure we are taking care of and growing our talent so they are fulfilled and retained.”