YOUR WORKFORCE IS YOUR COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE
Are You Getting Their Best?
THE WORLD HAS CHANGED. The landscape for workforce & talent has changed, too. Even when we fully return to doing our work in our offices, the work we do -- and the way we do it -- will never return to how it used to be. It is more important than ever to pay attention to our people and ensure our "people practices" are effective. After all, people are how work gets done.
Hot issues from 2020 will continue to be top priorities for organizations in 2021. To attract and retain your best workforce, you must work on these issues in a meaningful way: working from home and managing remote workers; ensuring diversity, equity & inclusion; and maximizing your organization's culture & the engagement of your employees. Applegate Talent Strategies is your resource to help you navigate these topics to ensure that you're getting the best out of your people and that your people are having the best experience at work.
There is no finish line when it comes to workforce & talent. But employers that are intentional about their people and their people practices will stay in the race, leaving their competitors behind.
What Are the Hot Issues for 2021?
Our Priorities for the Year
As we transition into a post-pandemic world and workplace, employers that address these hot issues will be rewarded with a "talent tailwind." Their workforce will propel these organizations forward rather than dragging them down.
Who Do We Work With?
A boutique consulting practice, Applegate Talent Strategies works with businesses and non-profits in Ohio and the Midwest. Our clients typically are organizations with fewer than 100 employees who understand that, though employees are a major expense on their balance sheet, their workers represent the greatest source of value creation.
These organizations look for ways to better align their people and people practices with their strategic goals. They know it's not just about hiring & onboarding, training & engaging, leading & managing, measuring & rewarding. It's about doing all of those things exceptionally well.
Because Applegate Talent Strategies is a small and specialized firm, our clients enjoy personal attention. We customize our solutions to specifically meet the needs of our individual clients, whether "classroom" training or individual coaching.
Your organization -- and your people -- will be stronger and fitter as a result of working with our talent consultants. You will have more effective people practices and your leaders and managers will be better able to solve people problems.
How Do We Work With You?
Our Service Offerings
With decades of experience in workforce & talent, we understand the issues your organization faces ... from trends in the broader economy to issues with an individual employee. We work with executives and organizational leaders, front-line supervisors, as well as your organization's emerging leaders. We work one-on-one, in small groups, and in large classroom settings. We deliver training, we consult on policies, and we conduct research and recommend solutions. Whatever we do for you, we make sure we are helping you get the best out of your people and that your people are having the best experience at work.
Who Are Our Talent Consultants?
Our Team of Experts
Our team is both passionate about and experienced in workforce & talent. With more than 20 years of experience, each of our talent consultants can coach, counsel, and educate you and your team on effective people practices. We are driven to help you get the best out of your people while ensuring your people have the best experience at work.
Andrea's background is in business. She has an MBA and, after spending her early years in the private sector, Andrea worked at the Columbus Chamber for more than a decade. There she engaged with business leaders and HR executives on projects to overcome workforce issues facing local companies and industries important to the Columbus economy.
Lora’s background includes non-profit and for-profit. She is a certified HR professional and has helped organizations build HR processes, as well as hire, train, and retain employees from diverse backgrounds and all career levels. Her passion is helping businesses develop individual contributors, frontline supervisors, and emerging leaders for long term success.
What Are We Thinking About Today?
When we're not working with our clients, we're thinking about--and writing about--workforce and talent. You can be assured that we don't simply express conventional viewpoints. We intend to be thought-provoking. We want to bring new and different perspectives to light so that our readers can have a better understanding of the issues and trends that impact their employees and their organizations.