Ask for Help From Within
If you're trying to change your organisation's talent strategy, Rivard says, one of the best places to start is with the current talent you have. Keep them informed about initiatives and strategic changes, and see where they can make suggestions and how they can help.
"If you communicate that you are trying to improve the quality of talent [and] that you're trying to improve employee engagement, you have to start with what you have. Acknowledge that you'll need their help to get there, and actively work to incorporate their feedback," Rivard says.
Even if your initial efforts aren't successful, it will help culture and morale to prove that you're trying. You'll get better as you try new things, Rivard says. "If you don't have the talent to meet today's needs, you certainly won't have the talent to meet tomorrow's needs."
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