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Simone Donovan & Simon Townsend

PetSure, & TCS Insights

Increasing TA’s value by aligning Talent with Business Goals

By Simone Donovan, Talent Manager, PetSure and Simon Townsend, Co-Founder TCS Insights

Organisations and C-Suite want closer alignment of TA activity and actions to business goals and drivers; this is key to helping your company win in its market.

But static plans can be dangerous, and we must anticipate and respond to the changing environment. This can be complicated to design for and navigate, but Simon and Simone have a simple and effective game-based session using a deck of cards designed specifically for Talent Teams.

In this session, you will:

  • Create an actionable scenario plan to connect your Business Goals to TA Planning and Actions;
  • Anticipate a variety of future scenarios and plan your actions accordingly; and
  • Walk away with an actionable plan for the next 12 months.

You’ll enhance your ability to connect TA with the rest of the business and respond to various situations in the real world, enabling you to become a trusted advisor to your C-Suite.

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About Simone

Most recently performing the role of Talent Manager at PetSure, Simone has worked with a wide range of well known organisations to establish internal Talent Attraction teams largely in the capacity of Head of Talent Attraction herself.

In these roles she has successfully built teams, systems and processes from scratch utilising ever evolving data to measure and drive the success of each function. Innovation is of keen interest to her and she is an advisor and user of many innovative HR technology products.

Simone combines her recent studies in Psychology to help elevate outcomes in team behaviours, focusing on collaboration to achieve individual and team goals. This has proven to be a big driver in retaining talent and has led her to now undertake coaching to enable teams and individuals to play to their strengths and truly enjoy what they do.

About Simon

Simon Townsend is a Design Thinking expert with over 15 years of experience in Human Capital. He has worked with prominent companies like Deloitte, Allegis Global Solutions, AWS, and Innov8te.

Simon Townsend co-founded TCS Insights, a platform that helps talent acquisition leaders assess, benchmark, and improve their team’s traits, competencies, and skills. TCS Insights was created by talent acquisition professionals for talent acquisition professionals to improve the talent acquisition community and enable objective, data-driven workforce decisions.
Simon founded Twelve2, a human-centred design consultancy, and works as a service delivery manager at Innov8te, an HR consultancy focused on digital transformation and emerging technologies.

Simon is passionate about empowering people to shape the future and creating a positive impact through design thinking.

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