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HR Strategic Plan: A Case for Transformation

The three-year plan focuses on five strategic priorities and aims to position NC State as a leader in attracting, developing and retaining a diverse and talented workforce.

University Human Resources staff making the Wolfpack hand sign.
University Human Resources is implementing a strategic plan with a focus on excellence and inclusion.

University Human Resources unveiled a strategic plan designed to transform the division by fostering a culture of productivity, engagement and inclusion.

The plan, based on input from key university stakeholders — including members of the faculty and staff senates, Chancellor’s Cabinet and HR campus partners — identifies five strategic priorities for the coming three-plus years:

  1. People and Culture: Proactively develop and enhance HR services and strategies to attract, develop and retain a diverse and highly talented workforce to accomplish the mission of NC State.
  2. HR Continuous Improvement: Model HR agility through innovation, process re-engineering and continuous improvement in delivering effective and efficient strategic and consultative HR services.
  3. Professional Development and Training: Strategically invest in our employees through professional development and training to meet the current and future workforce needs of NC State.
  4. HR Metrics and Workforce Analytics: Measure our success by analyzing, monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of HR services and programs through HR metrics and workforce analytics.
  5. HR Strategy and Operations Administration: Consistently demonstrate HR strategic and operational excellence to position NC State as a recognized HR leader in higher education.

The highly detailed plan also identifies the division’s core values and culture, and its new value proposition: “New HR Thinking, New HR Possibilities.”

Marie Williams, associate vice chancellor for human resources, said the plan will help “ensure that NC State is positioned as a great place to work and as a leader in attracting, developing and retaining a diverse and talented workforce.”

To read the plan, provide feedback and get regular updates on its progress, visit the strategic plan website.

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