Our talent and capabilities services help you provide an environment that empowers people to do their best work.

We often hear organisations say that “our employees are our greatest assets”. Some of us may even believe it, but for the most part we think it’s not strictly true – and there’s a reason for that.

At Cygnis we’ve helped clients on enough strategies, transformations and organisational changes to know that it’s how you empower employees that is the greatest asset.

No matter what the business environment, the same challenge typically applies: how to align your organisational design, talent, leadership and culture with your business strategy and sustain it over time? In other words, how do you provide a working environment that empowers people to do their best work?

As leaders and managers, we are familiar with empowering people. We provide strategies, goals, incentives and values to motivate them. We organise them into departments and teams and we enable them with authority, tools, resources and processes. Our hopes are that these all come together to produce capabilities that will lift the success of an organisation and sustain it for the long term.

Our expert consultants will help you define your people, talent and capability priorities and design and deliver projects to embed them into your operating model where they clearly create value for your organisation.

Your organisation is unique, and so is the mix of talent you need to deliver your business strategy. Your ability to manage talent – and to develop the right talent strategy for your organisation – depends largely on how well you’re able to tune into the talent you have.

The best-performing companies know talent is important to their success, and are twice as likely to invest in ensuring they put the right people in the right roles.

Our extensive work on operating models allows us to customise your talent and capabilities strategy to ensure that it helps deliver on your overall business strategy. We are relentlessly focused on outcomes and being pragmatic rather than following a prescribed process for the sake of it.

We can work with you to identify the skills and capabilities your organisation needs for success, so you can begin building them into your workforce.

Our talent and capabilities services
  • Talent management and succession planning
  • Performance management
  • HR and people transformations
  • Capability assessments and frameworks
  • Organisational restructures
  • Recruitment, hiring and talent profiling
  • Leadership effectiveness assessments
  • Reward structures and management
What to read next

We also recommend reading the book “In Search of Excellence: Lessons from America’s Best-Run Companies” published in 2006 by Tom Peters and Robert Waterman Jr.

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