Business Advisory

Talent and Change

Meet your strategic goals through successful talent and change management.

Navigating change can be the driving force in your organization’s success — or its failure. You’ve built out your long-term goals and set a plan for achieving them, but have you considered your own employees’ resistance to change? Even with everyone on board, you still need to ensure you have the right talent management strategy required to successfully execute. Challenges in moving forward abound throughout your organization.

Face them head-on with Wipfli. Our integrated, consultative approach looks at your goals and delivers customized, hands-on solutions to help you meet them. From evaluating change readiness to developing talent, Wipfli shares the knowledge and skills you need to realize your long-term vision.

How We Help

Organizational Structure Design and Role Alignment

In order to deliver results on a new strategic direction, there are often alterations that occur within an organization. This involves changing its structure and processes, recruiting new talent and developing employees’ skills so that they have the ability to execute on the new strategy.

And it’s not just changing the overall strategy that impacts how you’re aligned organizationally — so does reacting to what’s happening in the market or merging with/acquiring another entity. In these cases, organizations need to step back and evaluate the team members they currently have, their skillsets and their potential. Are there redundancies? Are your roles and reporting relationships clear?

Engage Wipfli to ensure your organization is primed to move forward with its strategic direction and goals.

Culture and Climate Assessments

How aligned is your mission with your culture? Do employees practice the behaviors and values that support your vision for the future? Do they trust company leadership?

If your mission and culture aren’t aligned, making the changes necessary to achieve your strategic goals is going to result in fierce resistance. Evaluate how well your organization is positioned for and receptive to change with Wipfli’s culture and climate assessments.

The Predictive Index (PI) Assessment

The PI assessment provides crucial information on workplace dynamics. By unpacking the behavioral drives and motivations of employees, as well as assessing cognitive learning abilities, you can learn what it needs to do to better manage change.

In an era where finding and keeping the right talent is a challenge, the PI assessment can be a key part of the employee lifecycle. When it comes to hiring, coaching and career development, the PI assessment can help you determine what talent you need to hire, if they fit your culture, how to best utilize them and how to retain them.

Use this behavioral methodology as a tool for your leadership and management to facilitate decision making, cultural shifts and change management.

Succession Management, Recruitment and Selection

Looking to the future inevitably means looking inward. Do you have the talent on board today to move forward and reach your strategic goals? Will you soon face a shortage of experience and expertise due to upcoming retirements?

Find out what gaps you have — and whether you can fill them internally or leverage the external market — with Wipfli’s succession management, recruitment and selection solutions.

Compensation, Reward and Recognition Strategies

With more jobs available than job seekers, employers are feeling the pressure, and wages are rising. You may wonder if your compensation plans and reward and recognition programs are strong enough to attract and retain skilled employees, including executives. You may also notice the impact salary compression is having on your decisions.

Leverage the experienced, specialized team at Wipfli to develop a strong strategy to attract, retain and motivate employees, and evaluate the impact on your organization. Wondering about deferred compensation? We have the answers you need.

Talent Assessment and Development

When it comes to executing your new strategy, are your current employees up to the task? Do you have the depth and strength at the leadership level to fulfill your mission and vision? If not, how can you develop the skills you need?

Whether you need to train employees into specific roles, coach your leaders to be change management champions or determine if you need to look externally for skilled talent, engage Wipfli’s talent assessment or leadership development solutions.

Strategic Human Resources (HR) Review

When your HR systems feel manual and antiquated, or HR doesn’t feel aligned with the rest of the organization, it’s time for a tactical evaluation. 

Wipfli’s strategic human resources review asks the essential questions to gain full visibility into your organization and HR’s role. Whether you need a payroll reshuffle or customized technology to enable self-service programs, Wipfli provides the tools that position your HR department to better partner with the rest of the leadership team.

Change Management

Human resistance to change is a normal risk that needs to be proactively managed in order to achieve your goals and results. With successful change management, employees approach future changes with optimism and enthusiasm, not suspicion and cynicism.

Wipfli’s change management solution utilizes sponsorship, change communication and culture alignment techniques to successfully manage employees’ internal transition processes and create change ownership.

Change Readiness and Strategy

If your organization isn’t ready for change, you’re not going to realize optimal organizational performance. Each group impacted by initiatives — such as strategic goals, technology implementations and organizational restructuring — will be receptive to change on different levels.

Leverage Wipfli’s experienced professionals to understand your organization’s change readiness and prepare it for change.

Technology Implementations

What was your adoption rate the last time a significant piece of technology was implemented? Most technology implementations don’t take the people component into consideration, which means they don’t realize their maximum return on investment or attain high adoption.

When it comes to digital transformation, Wipfli is primed to help you manage the risk associated with a big technology transformation and help you see the benefits faster. Engage our dedicated solutions to understand the change readiness of those impacted by the technology, determine how to embed new processes that support your technology and how to make these changes stick. 


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Featured Thought Leader

Tammy T. Jelinek, MBA

Tammy engages with leadership teams to strategically align their goals to grow, expand, and meet their organization's mission. She is passionate about helping plans become actions, which becomes impact. She is one of our nationally recognized trainers in the areas of organizational development, organizational culture, human resources, leadership, and management.

Seth Fine, CPF, MS

An experienced consultant and facilitator with over 20 years of organizational development and change management experience, Seth focuses on helping clients plan for the future and constructively change to reach their goals. Driven by a passion for facilitating diverse groups to measurable outcomes, Seth excels at training, coaching, appreciative inquiry, strategic thinking, and community and stakeholder engagement.

Julia A. Johnson

Julia Johnson has more than 20 years of diversified human resources and organizational development experience and has worked closely with presidents and boards of directors on initiatives including but not limited to the development of compensation and performance management systems, organizational structure, role alignment, succession planning, and training and development.

The Predictive Index Assessment

By unpacking behavioral drives and motivations of employees, as well as assessing cognitive learning abilities, your organization can learn what it needs to do to better manage change, which is essential to facilitating effective strategic planning and operational and process improvements.