Assess & Develop

How to evaluate and grow talent
in line with your corporate strategy

The potential impact of your workforce on your business is dramatic.

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“LSA’s ability to assess and develop training has been a critical resource for me to help our teams to perform at their peak. 

I love that LSA focuses on training that truly makes a meaningful impact on the people and the business.”
Noelle VanVlierbergen | Sr. HR Business Partner | Apple Inc.

How you assess and develop talent matters.  Research shows that less than one-third of companies that achieve success are able to maintain it over decades.  Even companies that create a strong strategic position struggle to protect it for long periods of time.

According to McKinsey, executives report five times more productivity when their people are firing on all cylinders and performing at their peak.  Our own organizational alignment research tells us that a company’s ability to attract, develop, engage and retain talent accounts for up to 29% of the difference between high and low performing organizations in terms of revenue growth, profitability, leadership effectiveness, customer loyalty, and employee engagement.

How do you beat the odds?  Assess and develop talent the right way.

  • First, make sure that you have a clear, believable and implementable business strategy.
  • Second, create a high performance environment for your people to perform at their peak.
  • And third, be strategic with your talent and treat them differently.

Most agree that running a winning business requires making the right strategic choices and wise investments.  Few however apply the same principles with the necessary rigor to their talent management strategy, planning, or development.

Because of this, organizations continue to spend (and often waste) billions of dollars each year on training and development for their employees – programs that typically fail to produce tangible behavior change or business results.

To better assess and develop talent, we help companies with these proven five steps:

  1. Determine the strategic priorities and the specific business metrics that you want to move
  2. Identify the most important current and future strategic jobs, skills, and people
  3. Agree upon how your people will best contribute to your company’s competitive advantage
  4. Design a talent assessment, development, and management approach to create the value in the short and long-term with a distinct line of sight between people practices and strategic success.  This includes using experiential activities, action learning, and simulation assessments whenever possible.
  5. Disproportionately invest in high-value employees

Behavior change is not easy.  Having the desired new behaviors impact performance and specific business outcomes is even more difficult.

Behavioral change theorists typically site eight factors known to influence behavior: intention, environmental constraints, skills, attitudes, norms, self-standards, emotion, and self-efficacy.  How you push and pull on each factor to make an impact depends upon your desired outcomes and specific situation.

If you want meaningful results, get strategic with how you assess and develop your top talent in alignment with your business and talent strategies for your unique organizational culture.

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The LSA customized Organizational Alignment Survey gave us a comprehensive view of how our employees experience our culture, talent, and strategy.

The systemic approach provided us with a great forum to discuss the strengths and opportunities in our organization, and then to quickly get focused on the key actions critical to executing our business and people strategies.

Mark Forrest
General Manager, FSM Division

Trimble

You have become our premier change leadership strategic partner. Your expertise in the human side of change is unparalleled and enabled our company to successfully implement our ERP Solution under challenging and ever-changing circumstances.

Thank you for your practical and outcome-oriented approach.

Ted Ramlet
CIO & SVP

McKesson

It was a challenge to find a consultant with an approach to performance improvement that fit our unique performance culture and style. We were pleasantly surprised to discover LSA’s depth of expertise in the fields of motivation, developmental coaching, performance management, and measurement.

LSA seamlessly integrated those components without our folks feeling like the intervention was forced. They understood what we were trying to accomplish, helped us clarify our objectives, and created a solid, refreshing approach that quickly got us moving and engaged at all levels across the organization.

Overall, I couldn’t be happier that we found a true strategy and implementation partner in LSA.

Doug Hansen
President and Director

Redwood Trust

The experiential New Employee Orientation was an incredible success for 2,500+ new hires over 4 years spread across the globe.

LSA partnered with us to create an innovative solution on very short notice and added a huge amount of value.

We could never have done it without their unmatched combination of expertise, professionalism, and creativity that aligned everything with our unique culture and growth strategy.

Even our executives and experienced hires were blown away!

Brenda Wagner
Founder and President

Proxicom

Great job in designing the Mergers and Acquisition strategy session for our global leadership team. The session was excellent.

I gained additional insight on the importance of the role of HR regarding strategy, culture, and people in Mergers and Acquisitions and would recommend LSA to anyone looking to align strategies and cultures.

Gloria Veon
Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Fujitsu

Thanks a million for the great strategy and cultural alignment session for our global leadership team.

Your experience and patience to expertly deal with the inherent and complex challenges between business units uncovered many hidden truths that created a great roadmap for us to move forward as a unified leadership team.

I recommend LSA to any leader looking to shape and align organizational culture.

Juan Plaza
Geospatial Sales Manager, Latin America

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I can’t emphasize enough what a huge shift you helped to create for us as an organization. Thanks again for your change management consulting help and guidance.

The clarity, practicality, focus, and accountability are exactly what we needed to make this strategy and major transformation a success from a hearts and minds perspective.

Cris Alvarez
VP Corporate Strategy

LSA Global Cambridge Investment Research Financial Services Client

We looked to LSA Global as a consulting partner to help us explore innovative and scholarly approaches to promote employee engagement and sustain the unique culture we’ve built over the last decade.  LSA helped us perpetuate coaching as a discipline across the organization by integrating our core values, goal setting, and performance management.

We appreciate LSA’s commitment to cutting-edge practices to help keep us a step ahead during this time of rapid change.

Rosalyn Chan
Vice President, Human Resources

Redwood Trust

We highly value the relationship we have with LSA Global.

I highly recommend LSA to anyone who is looking to strategically, practically, and fundamentally improve individual and organizational effectiveness in a way that makes sense for their unique culture and strategy.

Laura Dominguez
Director of Human Resources

LSA Global really shifted our perspective about strategic clarity and organizational culture.

The 3 C’s approach to workplace culture is very practical and really helps  executive teams – even skeptical ones – ensure that your culture is healthy, high performing, and aligned.

Amy Cappellanti-Wolf
Chief Human Resources Officer

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