Aligning and Integrating Business and HR Strategy

An effective HR strategy elicits employee contributions that explicitly support the strategic and competitive goals that allow the organization to grow and succeed. This requires that we (1) identify the market challenges and environmental trends facing the organization, (2) develop a strong handle on the strengths and weaknesses characterizing the organization’s strategy, operations, workforce, and relationships with key stakeholders, (3) understand the sources of competitive advantage and value creation in our industry, (4) partner with other functions to determine how our organization’s strategic goals translate into specific employee contributions needed to achieve them, and finally (5) develop HR solutions that align with these assessments.