Brand, strategy, structure and technology represent an effective framework for assessing your talent operations at a high level. For example, what often appear to be technology shortcomings are actually caused by inadequate organizational structure. Likewise, the inability to attract candidates as effectively as you’d like may seem to indicate a weakness in your strategy or your overall structure—when, in fact, the employment brand may be the root of the problem.
An organization’s brand, strategy, structure and technology work together to create a complete talent picture, and so their workings are highly interconnected. Applying a holistic perspective won’t solve the challenge, but it can help you make sure that you are asking questions that consider the complete workings of your talent operations. Regeneron Pharmaceuticals has grown from under 700 employees at the end of 2007 to 1500 currently and will reach 2,000 by the end of 2011. This session showcase they were able to apply this methodology to use culture and branding to hire high-quality employees rapidly and in volume.