Organizational change isn’t easy. Research shows 70% of all major change efforts fail because companies often neglect the most critical factor in the change equation: people. At Husqvarna Construction Products, several rapid acquisitions and a declining market left the company with challenging situations around culture and profitability. In this HCI Keynote, Debbie Slocum, VP of HR at Husqvarna explains how HR and Sales joined forces to lead a corporate-wide culture shift within the North American region that has dramatically reduced turnover, strengthened the talent pipeline, introduced new processes, and increased profits.
• How the practice of regular business reviews revealed critical gaps in sales staff training.
• A discussion of Husqvarna’s innovative use of behavioral assessments to redeploy employees in roles better suited to their talents.
• How Husqvarna’s data-driven approach to talent management is translating into major financial results.