We believe in the power of investing in people. Human capital is a renewable asset that, when optimized through strategic investments in the workforce, can significantly enhance an organization's ability to acheive its mission and goals.
Human Capital Strategy
Strategic Human Capital Planning
LinkVisum collaborates with clients in tailoring human capital strategies that enable successful accomplishment of organizational missions, goals, and objectives. We facilitate an iterative process to define the human capital mission, vision, values, and goals that align with the organization strategy and goals. Using this information, we develop strategies and tactics and identify associated activities, milestones, and performance metrics that support achieving the overarching human capital mission and goals.
Our certified change management experts use a prepare, manage, and reinforce framework to engage stakeholders at the individual, organizational, and leadership levels across the organization. This integrated approach encourages stakeholders to take ownership of the change and, ultimately, helps them accept and adopt the change and seamlessly incorporate it into the organizational culture.
LinkVisum assesses clients’ organizations to identify gaps and opportunities, develop customized solutions, and drive enhanced operational effectiveness and efficiency. Leveraging client leadership vision, mission requirements, and existing documentation, we tailor a tailor a systematic approach to assessing the desired area, whether it be structure or staffing, workforce culture and morale, process effectiveness, workload, or other human capital functions. We often use surveys, interviews, and/or focus groups to collect information and gain perspective from staff and stakeholders.
Performance Management and Employee Engagement
The 2017 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS) lists the government-wide employee engagement index as 67% favorable, the highest rating since 2011. While this index has been trending modestly upward, a number of agencies have shown it is possible to make dramatic improvements in their level of employee engagement. LinkVisum uses a root-cause methodology to help clients pinpoint specific areas of opportunity and then develops targeted action improvement plans that result in measurable changes.
The paradigm for maximizing employee performance is undergoing a momentus change—moving away from poorly defined performance plans and infrequent performance feedback to more rigorous performance expectations aligned with organization and work unit requirements. LinkVisum is helping organizations create a new “employee experience” that includes the adoption of coach-like behaviors by managers and supervisors to engage employees in innovative ways that contribute to improved performance.
Diversity and Inclusion
American history reflects the many contributions of a diverse population. Today’s government organizations can better understand and meet the needs of their workforce when they reflect this full diversity. Inclusion is present when we leverage the benefits of our differences and do not become divided by them. LinkVisum partners with clients to advance the goals of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) 2016 Governmentwide Inclusive Diversity Strategic Plan with a focus on engaging leadership and employees in diversity and inclusion efforts that are based on data-driven approaches.
Workforce Planning and Succession Planning
LinkVisum understands how important it is to have the right people in the right place at the right time. We use a multi-dimensional approach to integrating clients’ talent management, identifying drivers, forecasting requirements, and building and sustaining the workforce to meet the future mission. As part of the process, we translate business strategy into human capital needs; identify mission-critical occupations; analyze demographic and trend data; assess workforce supply and demand, including current and future staffing, skills and competencies, and workload; identify gaps; and develop and implement strategies that support the mission. We use a succession management approach for identifying critical positions and potential successors, as well as for supporting successors.
Recruitment and outreach is a collaborative and dynamic process. It establishes the starting point for onboarding new employees and developing an open and supportive organizational culture. As such, it requires a holistic approach. We help clients assess and manage the entire process, from posting and sourcing to interviewing and reporting. We work with clients to clearly define position requirements and target a network of diverse talent, identifying candidates with unique skills and experience who can bring new perspectives and ideas to the workplace and challenge the status quo. We assess the fit for both the organization and the candidate to create a foundation conducive for individual and organizational growth.
Training Curriculum and Development
LinkVisum has in-depth experience developing training programs for federal agencies. Our experience includes reviewing clients’ current training curricula, making recommendations for the overall process, and developing and delivering new courses. We are a full-service training design and implementation provider, with capabilities to design customized learning solutions, as well as build on your existing training programs or existing programs we have developed for other clients to meet and deliver high-quality, targeted materials. Our facilitators and training consultants are not only skilled with training and adult learning best practices, tools, and solutions, but also bring business knowledge that is essential to the success of your mission. In addition to delivering best-in-class instructor-led training (ILT). We also are experienced at designing blended solutions that incorporate technology with delivering programs, including eLearning courses. The learning professionals of LinkVisum are experienced in designing and developing ILT and all four levels of eLearning interactivity courses (i.e., passive learning, limited participation, complex participation, and real-time participation).
Our success with coaching comes from taking a solution-focused approach with our clients. We work with each client as an individual, bringing our extensive coaching experience and deep understanding of human behavior to relate to and guide each client to a greater self-awareness. Our approach challenges a client to understand how current thoughts and behavior patterns may serve immediate goals but hinder progress to more self-fulfilling goals. We help clients identify and set meaningful goals and support them as they work through steps to reach those goals.
Human capital analytics is entering a golden age enabled by increasingly sophisticated HR information systems. The challenge is to move beyond traditional activity-based metrics to outcome-based measures that better support data-driven decision making—a key goal of the new OPM HRstat process. LinkVisum helps agencies develop the next generation of business analytics that measure the impact and progress of human capital goals to support achievement of agency strategic goals.