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Tool: People priorities

Typical use (type of issue/project)

To proactively suggest how the business should tackle problems, meet strategic objectives and improve efficiency.

Ease of use rating

Used by

Yourself as an HR professional, with other HR colleagues.

Tips for effective use

Take one part of the business strategy and work through the tool. Consider the steps you need to take, who you will involve and the data you need. If you are stuck, consider a past initiative the business has achieved that was similar, and steps that were successful in achieving the desired outcome.

Signals of successful use

Using your knowledge on the current profile of the organisation to understand what areas will need work to help enable the organisation to realise the strategy.

Signals of unsuccessful use

Making assumptions on the business strategy - and randomly assigning initiatives to help the business achieve this.

Links to other tools

Current workforce profile


People priorities

  1. Look at the business strategy and consider:
  • What are the implications for HR of the goal set by the business?
  1. Scan the following for issues/opportunities:
  • Recruitment
  • Compensation
  • Benefits
  • Performance management
  • Talent identification and development
  • Organisational development
  • Core skills training
  • Leadership development
  • Employee relations
  • Diversity
  1. Now complete the template below
Business strategy Business strategic priority  
People priorities  
Successful outcome for the business  
Measures of success  
Key steps and milestones  
HR resource involved  
Measures indicating you are on track