On January 19, the DEI Leader Network was joined by Queenie Plater for a discussion about talent management. Queenie is an experienced HR leader who designs and implements dynamic HR strategies that promote organizational effectiveness and success.
Queenie, like Diversity Works, believes in starting with a strategic plan. This ensures everyone understands what is expected of HR and lays out how they are going to achieve the objectives, whether it is to hire 50 new knowledge workers or manage a reduction in force. Queenie emphasized that the plan is a living document and should change in real time to new conditions or expectations.
She also talked about how important metrics are to the talent management process. HR Information Systems have greatly expanded the amount of data employers can collect and this can be used to optimize your approach to talent management. Turnover, successful completion of probation periods, time to fill open positions, and other data points can uncover gaps in your practice and help you identify ways to improve.
In response to a question about how often to conduct talent management policy reviews, Queenie recommended reviewing policies annually or at least every two years. Regulations impacting the workplace are frequently updated and you don’t want to be out of compliance. The good news is that you don’t have to update any policies unless necessary.
This session was full of useful tips and illustrative anecdotes. You can view the full event on our YouTube channel here. Register for our February event focused on the Black experience in the American workplace here. And if you haven’t done so already, please join our LinkedIn group for the DEI Leader Network. This will help you stay informed of future events and serve as a useful resource as you grow your DEI practice.
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