An assessment of the organization includes the following steps:
- Review of Strategy and Key Challenges: The first step in the talent management process is a structured discussion about organizational strengths, opportunities, and challenges. This discussion sets the organizational context for considering workforce development.
What is the group, team, or organization trying to achieve?
- Environmental Scan/SWOT Analysis: As a supplement to the above, organizational departments can conduct a more detailed strategy review. An “environmental scan” captures current and changing client needs and requests for services. The “SWOT” analysis organizes information into a clear summary of the internal organization's strengths, weaknesses) and external market (opportunities, and threats).
What is changing in the department? What stays the same?
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