Creating an Awesome HR People Strategy

by | Jul 4, 2024 | HR Tips

Creating an awesome HR people strategy

Creating an awesome HR people strategy involves a comprehensive approach that aligns with an organization’s goals, promotes employee engagement, and fosters a positive work environment.

Here’s a step-by-step guide to your awesome people strategy:


1. Define Organizational Goals and Culture

  • Understand Business Objectives: Align HR strategy with the organization’s long-term goals and mission.
  • Identify Core Values: Reflect the company’s culture and values in the HR strategy to ensure consistency.


2. Analyze Current HR Capabilities

  • Assess Workforce Demographics: Understand the composition, skills, and capabilities of the current workforce.
  • Identify Gaps: Determine the skills and competencies needed to achieve future goals.


3. Develop Talent Acquisition Strategies

  • Employer Branding: Create a strong employer brand to attract top talent.
  • Recruitment Process: Implement effective recruitment processes and tools for efficient hiring.
  • Diversity and Inclusion: Ensure recruitment strategies promote diversity and inclusion.


4. Enhance Employee Experience

  • Onboarding: Develop a comprehensive onboarding program to integrate new hires effectively.
  • Employee Engagement: Foster engagement through regular feedback, recognition, and career development opportunities.
  • Work-Life Balance: Offer flexible work arrangements and wellness programs.


5. Foster Learning and Development

  • Continuous Learning: Provide opportunities for continuous learning and professional development.
  • Leadership Development: Create programs to develop future leaders within the organization.
  • Skills Training: Offer training to bridge skill gaps and prepare employees for future roles.


6. Performance Management

  • Clear Objectives: Set clear performance expectations and goals.
  • Regular Feedback: Implement a system for regular performance reviews and feedback.
  • Reward and Recognition: Develop a fair and motivating reward and recognition system.


7. Employee Retention Strategies

  • Career Pathing: Offer clear career paths and growth opportunities.
  • Compensation and Benefits: Ensure competitive compensation and benefits packages.
  • Employee Wellbeing: Prioritize employee wellbeing through health and wellness programs.


8. Leverage HR Technology

  • HRIS (Human Resource Information System): Utilize HRIS for efficient HR management.
  • Analytics: Use data analytics to make informed HR decisions.
  • Automation: Automate repetitive tasks to increase efficiency.


9. Compliance and Risk Management

  • Legal Compliance: Ensure compliance with labour laws and regulations.
  • Risk Management: Identify and mitigate HR-related risks.


10. Continuous Improvement

  • Feedback Loop: Establish a feedback loop to continuously improve HR practices.
  • Stay Updated: Keep abreast of HR trends and best practices.
  • Adaptability: Be prepared to adapt strategies in response to changing business needs and market conditions.


Implementation and Monitoring

  • Action Plan: Develop a detailed action plan with timelines and responsibilities.
  • Communication: Communicate the HR strategy clearly across the organization.
  • Monitor and Measure: Regularly monitor progress and measure the effectiveness of the HR strategy through key performance indicators (KPIs).


By following these steps, you can create a comprehensive and effective HR people strategy that supports your organization’s goals and enhances the overall employee experience.

Contact the HR experts at TSERGAS Human Capital at [email protected] to learn more about how our HR Audits can add value in creating your awesome people strategy

Effie Tsergas

Founding Principal, Managing HR Director

Effie has been a champion of positive organizational behavior for over thirty years. She founded TSERGAS Human Capital over 10 years ago. Aside from her “effervescent” personality and unwavering commitment to HR best practices, Effie is well-known for her work with some of the top legal firms in Canada. She assists clients across various industries with everything from targeted, direct recruitment, strategic human resources planning; and change management initiatives. With a wealth of experience in human resources, workplace investigations, law, public relations, and marketing communications, Effie is a seasoned strategist with expertise you can bank on.