Today we are talking about Workforce Planning and our goal is to provide Clarity of what is really needed vs. what you think you want.  Evaluating Your Internal Team and Your Mission is crucial to get the right people in the right seats at your company!

Today’s Quote:

"Never look back unless you are planning to go that way."Henry David Thoreau

Show Guest:

Katie Weber, Founder & CEO of KMW Recruitment Consulting, a recruitment and coaching firm specializing in high-growth and transition scenarios for small to mid-size companies. With nearly 20 years of diverse recruitment experience, Katie has worked around the world with early stage start-ups to Global Fortune 500s. She now utilizes that experience to quickly assess recruitment challenges, recommend and implement best practices, and find creative solutions ranging from engaged search to plug and play recruitment teams for her clients.  She has developed a Recruiting Search Framework with supporting tools that facilitates organizational communication, reinforces recruitment branding, eliminates bias, and attracts the right talent. With the addition of High Performance & Career Coaching, she ensures that the candidates she places change the game with levels of confidence, employee engagement, productivity and influence that are off the charts. Her hires are often the company's best hires and top performers. The company motto is: It's not just about filling a position, it's about fueling your mission!

Katie serves on the Advisory Board for London-based start-up, Grad DNA, holds a BA in Psychology from Elizabethtown College, and has a coaching certification from High Performance Institute.  She is available for speaking engagements or workshops and will be a speaker at the April ERE Recruiting Conference in San Diego.

Episode highlights:

  • What happens when you don't plan?
  • Where to start
  • How to implement your hiring plan

Why is it important?

  • Run Lean- Instagram sold for $1B to Facebook with just 13 employees (2013)
  • Cost of a Bad Hire
    • Kills Morale, productivity
    • Disengagement is contagious

Planning & Kicking off your hiring plans for 2019

    • Evaluating the Mission

      • Defining what needs to be accomplished
    • Think about leadership first.
      • Evaluate the team that is already in place (workforce planning)
    • Budget & Timeline
    • The volume of positions needed to be filled, vs lack of internal leadership to manage them- open headcount before leadership.
  • Invest in hiring / promoting strong leaders
    • To chose the right recruiting strategy (partner, in-house recruiter)

Define who “We” are and Who we need

  • First Who, Then What - Jim Collins

    • Dare to Go From "Good to Great" - “First the people, then the direction”
    • Get the Right people on the bus, In the Right seats
    • Get the Wrong people off the bus

Evaluating your internal team

    • Cultural fit (Values, Attitude, Mission Ownership)
    • Education & Training required
      • Provide resources
    • Work Performance
      • Current
      • Growth
  • Accomplishments- Recognize even the small wins
  • Fulfillment- breeds engagement > Increased Productivity

Employment Branding/Messaging

  • Define the 3 things that are most important to them in terms of the job search

    • (open leadership) for greater collaboration
    • Top 3 trait alignment
    • What does that mean
    • Usually describing a company challenge
  • Transparency

Take Aways

  • Evaluate your mission, evaluate your people
  • Over communicate everything!
  • Fit people into your Company and not your Job
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