Our Expertise

Informed insights for your talent strategy

Innovation and growth are paramount to the success of your organization, but it’s your people that drive that success. That’s why best-in-class organizations go to great lengths to ensure their talent aligns with their strategy — but this can be much more difficult than it sounds. That’s where we come in.

Whether you’re ready for large-scale leadership changes, going through a merger or acquisition, questioning your board’s effectiveness, or simply wanting to improve an already-stellar culture, we can help. For more than 60 years, we’ve helped organizations optimize performance by proactively addressing the human side of the business. We’ll help you hire the right people, improve your organization’s effectiveness, and create a succession strategy that identifies and develops your next generation of leaders. No matter your talent needs, we have a collaborative consulting model that draws on best practices that can be customized to meet your specific needs.

Custom solutions to transform your organization

From a complete culture overhaul to a simple tune-up, here’s how we can help:

Competency design & implementation

Do you clearly communicate competency expectations with your staff? We’ll help you create a competency model that helps you identify top performers, provides a structured method for evaluating new hires, and clarifies the readiness behaviors for promotional roles and opportunities. Our team can also help implement a new model with trainings and interview assistance.

Culture enhancement and transformation

Is your culture viewed as one that can foster growth and development? Let’s face it, people talk. The last thing you want is to carry a reputation as an organization that doesn’t support, grow, and develop people. We’ll help evaluate your current state; identify your desired culture, metrics, and key strengths; and develop practical action steps to realign your talent strategy with your organizational goals.

Development plans & 360-degree surveys

Do you have regular development touch bases with your staff? We help companies facilitate ongoing talent development discussions that help improve deficiencies and build on strengths. We offer two types of 360-degree surveys: quantitative and qualitative. The feedback helps staff understand their position, align their abilities with organizational goals, remain engaged, and become better leaders.

Organizational analysis

Do you have a clear picture of your culture? It’s critical you understand the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats across all functional areas to drive performance. Through interviews, assessments, and surveys, we’ll provide clarity into your organization’s interpersonal dynamics and performance and identify improvement opportunities.

Succession management

Do you have a plan for your next generation of leaders? Succession planning can feel overwhelming, but future success requires foresight. We’ll help you develop and implement a responsive, tailored plan that’s aligned with your growth goals and ensures ongoing readiness for succession.

Talent assessment

Have you measured talent levels across your organization to identify areas for improvement? By focusing on the strengths, opportunities, and areas for development of your current talent base, you can correct poor performance, enhance career paths, better select and recruit talent, and identify future leaders. We’ll work with you to develop a systematic audit based on your ideal culture, unique business challenges, and staff requirements. We can also help you benchmark and improve the productivity and efficiency of your management team.


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Client Experience

We don’t just talk the talk, we walk the walk

At Plante Moran, we have a saying: “We don’t do the things we do to win awards; we win awards because of what we do.” We’re honored to have been recognized for our culture and workplace excellence by many prestigious organizations. We know what works, and what doesn’t, and we’ll apply that knowledge to your organization.

Our team includes psychologists with trained expertise to provide the insights into human behavior that you need to make changes. While we use tools and methodologies, we also know no two organizations are alike. That’s why we take a personal approach to each engagement and will be on site, working collaboratively with your human resources and management teams. Stan Hannah, our talent and organizational development leader says, “Our goal is to understand what makes your organization tick and identify your opportunities for cultural improvement. We aim to help — not hinder — your culture. That’s why collaboration is so important to us. Improvements, big or small, can’t be made unless everyone is on board.”