Labs & Sprints

TalentSum Service Overview (updated Spring 2023)

TalentSum provides clients with Labs and Sprints, which are designed to address complex business issues or create new processes, structures, frameworks, or technology stacks.

By collaborating with our strategic team, clients can develop innovative solutions within 2-4 weeks. TalentSum's Labs and Sprints emphasize cross-functional collaboration, rapid prototyping, and expert guidance, delivering actionable outcomes that help clients achieve their strategic objectives and enhance business success.

5-Day Solve Lab

The 5-Day Solve Lab by TalentSum is an intensive, cooperative problem-solving approach that combines your team's collective intelligence with TalentSum's expertise. During this five-day program, TalentSum guides your team through workshops, brainstorming sessions, and rapid prototyping exercises to devise inventive solutions for critical business challenges.

Key Features:

  • Customized Solution Design: TalentSum creates a tailored solution design that addresses your specific business challenge and aligns with your strategic goals.
  • Cross-Functional Collaboration: The 5-Day Solve Lab unites cross-functional teams from your organization, ensuring diverse perspectives and ideas are incorporated into the solution development process.
  • Rapid Prototyping: TalentSum leads your team through rapid prototyping exercises, allowing you to test and refine solutions in real-time.
  • Expert Guidance: TalentSum provides expert guidance and support throughout the 5-Day Solve Lab, keeping your team on track and ensuring the solutions developed are feasible and actionable.
  • Actionable Outcomes: TalentSum delivers a comprehensive report at the end of the 5-Day Solve Lab, outlining the solutions developed, complete with detailed action plans for implementation and next steps.

Implementation Strategy:

  1. Kick-Off Workshop: Begin with a workshop to identify your specific business challenge, establish solution design criteria, and form cross-functional teams.
  2. Solution Development: Over five days, TalentSum guides your teams through workshops and rapid prototyping exercises to devise innovative solutions.
  3. Solution Refinement: Test and refine solutions in real-time based on feedback from stakeholders and subject matter experts.
  4. Solution Presentation: Each team presents their solutions at the end of the 5-Day Solve Lab, including detailed action plans for implementation and next steps.

TalentSum Labs and Sprints:

  • Future of Work Lab: Examine the changing work landscape and its implications for talent acquisition and recruitment, collaborating with TalentSum to identify trends, predict workforce shifts, and devise proactive strategies for attracting and retaining talent.
  • Talent Ecosystem Sprint: Re-envision talent acquisition and recruitment, moving beyond traditional methods to create a holistic talent ecosystem that includes alternative talent sources, such as gig workers, freelancers, and educational institution partnerships.
  • Human-Centered Design Lab: Adopt human-centered design principles to empathize with job seekers and hiring managers, collaborating with TalentSum to prototype and test new talent acquisition and recruitment experiences that are efficient and human-centric.
  • AI-Powered Talent Lab: Leverage advanced AI and machine learning technologies to enhance talent acquisition and recruitment processes, exploring innovative AI applications to stay ahead in the competitive talent landscape.
  • Recruitment Marketing Lab: Develop a captivating and targeted recruitment marketing strategy with TalentSum, using social media, content marketing, and targeted advertising to reach and engage top talent while effectively communicating your employer brand story.
  • Cross-Industry Talent Lab: Discover untapped talent pools by identifying transferable skills from other industries, working with TalentSum to create innovative talent pipelines, develop upskilling and reskilling programs, and adapt recruitment processes to attract and retain diverse top talent.
  • Employer Branding Storytelling Sprint: Craft a compelling and authentic employer brand narrative that resonates with your target audience, guided by TalentSum in identifying your unique value proposition, creating engaging content, and using storytelling techniques to showcase your company culture and values.

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