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Growing companies - things to consider

Your organisation is growing, albeit organically or by acquisition, so there can’t be any issues can there?

As organisations grow they often find themselves focusing talent management efforts on recruiting skills often in large numbers and at pace. The recruitment methods and processes they relied on previously are often not geared towards coping with large-scale recruitment or attracting new skill groups. The consequence is that organisations often find themselves employing people who do not necessarily come up to the mark in terms of current capability and future potential.

In terms of senior managers, the skills and attributes needed to lead and manage a larger organisation are often different from those needed by a smaller one. Leaders often struggle with the transition, unsure as to why the tactics they previously employed are not working for them now.

A greater critical mass of people creates a requirement for focused performance management, with managers setting clear performance objectives, articulated performance standards and clear criteria for evaluation.

What does a business need to do to ensure that it transitions
successfully through growth?

It needs to:

  1. Critically evaluate the capability it needs to drive the business forward – both in terms of headcount number and the skills required.
  2. Establish a process for assessing the capability it has and identifying any gaps.
  3. Establish robust recruitment and selection processes, which deliver people with required skills and attributes.
  4. Build processes for developing in-house capability particularly critical talent.
  5. Build performance management processes which are linked to organisational goals and which will facilitate the building of a high performing organisation.

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