Talent optimization: a four-part discipline


Talent optimization is a four-part discipline detailing what’s required for aligning your business strategy and your people strategy so you can achieve your desired business results. At its core is the collection, analysis, and application of people data.

Here are the four aptitudes you must master to nail talent optimization:

  1. Diagnose: This is where you’ll measure critical people data, analyze that data in the context of your business, and prescribe remedies as needed.
  2. Design: This is where you’ll create and continuously evolve your people strategy.
  3. Hire: This is where you’ll use talent optimization insights based on people data to hire top talent and build cohesive teams.
  4. Inspire: This is where you’ll use data to drive important employee-oriented activities such as career pathing, maintaining organizational culture, and managing people and teams.