Talent optimization is the discipline that empowers you as a leader to close the talent gap – the distance between the team you need to reach your strategic goals and the team you have now. The talent gap manifests itself in both individual performance and team performance.

Talent optimization encourages everyone in the organization to see how they fit into the broader business strategy and how they can elevate their own performance and the performance of their teammates so, together, they can achieve optimal business results.

Employees are engaged, committed and doing the work they were made to do.

At the core of talent optimization is the collection, analysis, and application of people data.

There are four aptitudes you must master to ace talent optimization:

  1. Diagnose: You’ll measure your people data, analyze that data, and prescribe remedies as needed.
  2. Design: You’ll create and evolve your people strategy.
  3. Hire: You’ll use people data insights to hire top talent and build high-performing teams.
  4. Inspire: You’ll use people data to drive important employee-oriented activities.

When you grant people access to people data, you’re giving them the gift of self-awareness and a healthier workplace.