Bolstering Internal Mobility Programs

Exploring four internal mobility talent practices

In the current economic downturn, many organizations are recognizing the untapped value of their internal talent pools and investing more in their internal mobility programs. Recent research from MIT Sloan School of Management, New York University’s Stern School of Business, and Revelio Labs sought to identify internal lateral mobility “outperformers” from a pool of 750 organizations. An article out of MIT Sloan shares four talent practices found among the outperformers:

Shifting to employee-led mobility
Traditionally, managers have served as the gatekeepers of internal mobility, often opting to hoard talent even at the risk of letting it slip away. With an employee-led model, there is reduced friction in employees opting to explore other opportunities within the organization.

Establishing other models for mobility

With the rise of gig and project work, it should come as no surprise that many organizations are implementing similar programs. With this model, employees are given a chance to utilize their talents outside of their current role, develop new skills, and network with additional teams.

Utilize technology

Whether utilizing a third party solution or a custom-built platform, “outperformers” are utilizing tech solutions to boost, analyze, and evaulate their internal mobility programs.

Build a bridge between internal mobility and other talent programs

Internal mobility programs shouldn’t stand alone. The most successful organizations integrate mobility throughout their talent programs, including onboarding, learning and development, and performance management.

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Chris Hoyt

A veteran of recruiting and HR, Hoyt is a sought-after speaker with presentations including national conferences with SHRM, LinkedIn, HR Technology, ERE and others in the USA as well as UNLEASH, iRecruit, Australasian Talent Conference and more abroad. Chris has been promoting and leading full scale and enterprise-wide integrations of social media and mobile marketing within workforce strategies for his entire career. His expertise and passion for interactive/social recruiting, candidate experience, and both national and international recruiting strategies are all areas that Hoyt now leverages as co-owner and President at CareerXroads, a Recruiting/Staffing consulting and think tank organization that works with corporate leaders from around the world to break out of traditional recruitment practices and push the envelope in an effort to win the ongoing war for top talent.

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