The State of Talent Optimization

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PI Report500+ executives report that nearly all companies practising talent optimization were able to prevent major financial loss during a tumultuous COVID business year.

In February of 2021, The Predictive Index surveyed 515 CEOs, presidents, and SVPs from 15+ industries. The goal was to understand how companies that practice talent optimization—the discipline of aligning talent and business strategies—fared in one of the most tumultuous business years on record.

As you’ll see, talent optimization is a differentiator

After reading this report, you’ll understand how companies practice talent optimization to achieve positive business outcomes, even amid uncertainty.

What is a “talent optimized company”

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For the purposes of this report, we used the term “talent optimized company” to describe companies that:

  • Have a talent strategy
  • Have a business strategy
  • Align their talent and business strategies

It’s important to note that even though the word “optimized” indicates completion, talent optimization is an ongoing practice—not something you do once and check off your list.

A passion for understanding people

PI Used HereThe Predictive Index was founded more than sixty years ago, and in all that time, the PI mission has not changed. The passion, inherited from the founder, is to understand people and teams—specifically what drives behaviors at work.

The PI quest, like yours, is to discover how to impact that behavior, ignite enthusiasm, and align business strategy with talent strategy.

Tom Sorensen is an Associate Partner of Humanostics, one of the Elite Partners in PI’s global network. Email Tom Sorensen to learn more.

Tom Sorensen

Tom Sorensen is an executive search veteran with over 25 years of experience recruiting in Asia, Europe, and Africa. He has worked in executive search in Thailand since 2003 and is recognized as one of the country’s top recruiters and most profiled headhunters.