The core HRA principle is that
Organizational Effectiveness begins with the alignment of an organization's workforce and human
resource capabilities with Business Objectives. This includes aligning all aspects related to employee talent and performance. Organizations simply can not be
effective without this alignment. An organization's ultimate success is a direct function of HR Alignment. The primary HRA
objective is an integrated set of applications and practices all
focused on workforce and human resrouce alignment. HRA partners closely with
1) assess HR alignment, 2) architect aligned HR processes,
and 3) build HR Alignment.
We are industrial psychologists and leading specialists in HR Alignment. While we are sub-specialists in performance, talent and other areas, we firmly believe that the starting point should be holistic clarifation of the full HR ecosystem before arriving at a more specific, isolated solution such as employee selection, training, etc. Consequently, the first step we take is to assess alignment within the full system of worforce capabilities before assuming a particular intervention.
The HRA approach and deliverables for assessing HR alignment with business needs are completely different than any others on the market in terms of the comprehensive approach, depth and accuracy provided. HRA conducts rigorous HR alignment diagnostics of all aspects of workforce capability. Our HR Alignment assessments are of particular value for clearly identifying worforce strengths, gaps and prioritization levels to support the following:
1) Assessment, prioritization and planning by new HR and/or business Leaders
2) Optimally aligning employee capabilities with business needs
3) Change management
4) Mergers and acquisitions
5) Organizational restructuring
For consultation with alignment in your organization or more information, please feel free to phone 847.266.8800 or use the form at the bottom of this page.
HR Alignment Models
HRA customizes HR Alignment models for different organizations and goals.
One of our more basic models is provided below. Our more
extensive, proprietary model consists of approximately 18 factors and
over 180 facets. Factors consist of 10 drivers of HR alignment and 5
performance enablers -- each of which is cross referenced to individual
Areas of Alignment (AOAs). This hierarchical model is used as a
basis for the HRA
Talent and Performance Alignment Software and Process to assess HR
alignment, localize and determine criticality of areas of misalignment
and identify improvement opportunities.
component in the basic HR Alignment Model consists of Key Business Objectives.
Organizations and jobs are aligned to most effectively execute clear
roles and cross functional synergies to accomplish business objectives.
Talent is aligned with key position requirements to assure that the
performance of each function is fully powered and optimized.
Human resource processes are aligned and fine tuned to assure that
talent is effectively placed, motivated, highly capable and retained.
Culture is aligned to assure that the right behaviors are
expected, encouraged and reinforced. At the end of the day, the
alignment of human resources and organizations is the starting point for success.
Core components of our basic HR Alignment Model are
illustrated as follows: