When recruiting, hiring, and onboarding, bring your talent team to the table is the strategy, Caryn McGarry, vice president/talent acquisition at Gannett, said at the INMA Business Strategies 2020 Conference in Chicago.

“Bring talent acquisition in, bring talent development in,” McGarry said. “Make sure that those aspects of your organisation are really dialed into your business strategy because designing people strategies to support your business strategy is such a fundamental thing in our businesses today.” 

Communication is also key, she said: “Making sure that people really do understand — they understand you, you understand them — is really so important to the foundational design of any new strategy or technique or process.”