Our Point of View
Using our Strategic Investment Portfolio methodology, we help you create and manage your own portfolio of human capital investments balanced to meet your short and long-term, operational and strategic human competency needs.
Any investment in human capital needs to meet three tests: alignment, confidence, and accountability.
- How precisely aligned is the investment to business strategy?
- How precisely aligned is the investment to operating performance?
- How important is the investment relative to others competing for resources?
- How clear and direct is the link from the investment to the value it is expected to produce?
- How do we know that the investment is properly targeted and robust enough to meet the requirements for success?
- How solid is the proposed solution design?
- How reliable and efficient is the solution development plan?
- How realistic, effective, and efficient is the deployment plan?
- How and when will we know that the initiative is or is not meeting its objectives?
- Has the solution been effectively deployed?
- Has competency increased?
- Has process performance risen to target?
- Are strategic objectives being met?
State Parkway Partners is skilled in partnering with you to develop alignment, confidence, and accountability in your management of human capital investments.
When deciding on investments in human capital, business leaders need a direct line of sight from: (a) the strategy or operation being impacted; to (b) the business process being improved; to the culture and/or competencies being strengthened; to the human capital solution being proposed. If the alignment is unclear or if you lhave doubts about the adequacy or execution of the solution or if no one is clearly accountable for achieving and reporting results - and not just for implementing the solution - then that is not yet a sound investment.
State Parkway Partners can help you implement systematic methods for creating alignment, confidence, and accountability in your management of human capital investments.
- Investments include all aspects of the human capital value chain: recruiting, on-boarding, directing, learning, developing, coaching, assessing, retaining, promoting, etc.
- Competencies include knowledge, skill, traits, attributes, and motivations.
- Process performance includes all relevant process measures such as quality, productivity, time to competency, cycle time, customer satisfaction, revenue, expense, etc.