Where Is The Talent? Who Is On The Team?
The Latest Trend Reveals Much Needed & Wanted Information
There are tools such as SGA ExecutiveTracker, LinkedIn, Google, Passive Candidate Research, Social Networking and niche ones that assist with peeling back the onion, but the best way to Map an Organziation and capture this information is by speaking with people on the inside and those in the "know."
Mapping competitors, best of breed organizations and back yard warriors are super hot right now. Organization Mapping provides a cross functional picture of an organization. Pictures speak in volumes (organization charts) and can help with making recruiting decisions, talent management strategic planning and is widely used for competitive intelligence purposes. Today, smart companies are moving toward strategically aligning recruiting with competitive intelligence teams. Should you be doing the same? Or have you been using recruiting as a way to gain information about your competitors for quite some time. If you have you are not alone.
Where Is The Talent
Organization Mapping shows how the target companies are organized, where the teams fit within the organization, the size, unique titles, if there are any, and much more.
Who Is On The Team?
Now you know where the team is, you want to know about the players. You want to know who are the stars on the team, their backgrounds, education, years with the company, diversity, greatest accomplishments. What you can do with this information can be endless! Can this help with current & future challenges!
Building competitiveness these days requires more than just your brand name, your product/services, and customer service just to name a few. It's about talent too. You need the right people, doing the right things! You need the best talent on the market. You need superstars. As you continue to build your teams you need to be aware of who is out there. We have heard the phrase, "people are our company's greatest asset," I agree! There is a lot of truth to this, but I sometimes wonder if companies really mean this and believe enough in this that as they recruit they sincerely look to hire the best available. If you believe in this you need information that helps get you there. Please read this interesting article written by Jennifer Blanchard | HRTools.com Business Writer.
Organization Mapping is the current trend. I believe in it and can see the value it has. Be in the know! Know your competitors, know the talent and create the strongest team you can so you can win!!! Having top talent on the team creates at a minimum competitive teams and often times winning ones! But you can only do this if you are aware of the best players out there.