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What to Look for in an HR Development Partner

Updated: Apr 2



If you want to cultivate a productive and engaged team culture that continually attracts and retains top talent, then you want to invest in new learning and development opportunities.

At TPR, we choose to work with companies within the tech industry because we know that we can provide them with the solutions they need to keep up with business growth while taking care of their teams. The tech industry moves fast, and it can be hard to keep a people-first environment front and center, but with the right tools and systems in place, it’s more than possible. We also respect the innovation that comes with the tech industry, and it’s why we make sure to customize our approach to meet each company where they are and take them to where they want to be.

Even though we believe that we’re a great partner for companies within the tech industry, we want to make sure that you know that too. It’s why we’ve come up with a list of what you should be looking for in an HR Development partner:

  1. An Understanding of the Tech Industry

We pride ourselves on knowing the tech industry. We understand that the industry is fast-moving, and the primary focus is on growth. And while that can help attract top talent, it can be a detriment when it comes to retention. Without the necessary tools, systems, and time needed to focus on what people need, team culture can ultimately fall by the wayside.

It’s why we make sure to include an in-depth Discovery Process with every company we work with. We understand that time is valuable, and it’s not always possible to know what everyone is looking for. We take that time to listen to what the team needs and report back our findings.

Essentially, we help you better support your teams, so they feel heard, valued, and understood.

2. A Customized and Agile Approach

We like to customize our approach. We understand that the tech industry is agile and flexible, and we can be too. Plus, no one wants cookie-cutter. You want to partner with a company that understands your specific needs and creates a specific solution to meet those needs.

We work well with tech companies because we know that the learning and development curriculum that we develop will be successful and sustainable within the tech industry. And that’s due to the nature of tech companies. They’re innovative, value a people-first environment, have a forward-facing culture, and value clarity and accountability.

3. Experience with Proactive Planning

We understand that most tech companies need help with proactive planning. Having worked within the tech industry, we know that leaders tend to be more reactive than proactive simply because of the industry’s pace and fast-moving nature. You always feel like you need to catch up, which can make it hard to plan.

It’s one of the main reasons why we focus on developing a leadership curriculum. We focus on change, new, and agile leadership because we know that there is a top-down approach, and if you have strong leadership, you will ultimately have a strong culture.

And if the goal is to sell the company one day, you want to make sure that you have a strong foundation in place - that needs to be at the forefront when it comes to planning.

4. Results that Improve Company Viability

We know that tech companies need to be viable, especially if they want to appeal to investors. It’s why investing in learning and development opportunities for teams is one of the ways to make that happen. With the right customized curriculum, you can:

✔ Create a productive and engaged team culture

Recruit top talent and keep employee retention high

Keep up with business growth and take care of your team

We believe that your team is one of your most valuable investments, and it’s crucial to take care of them. When you have a team that feels connected to the overall mission, vision, and strategic goals, then you have a strong company.

And when companies make an effort to provide learning and development opportunities for their leadership and teams, we acknowledge and recognize those efforts with badges of honor. This is just one other way tech companies can demonstrate their commitment and investment to learning and development and stand out in the industry.

The TPR Factor: What Makes Us Different

Our number one goal is to help tech leaders learn how to invest in and better connect with their teams to continue to grow and cultivate a productive culture.

By providing customized learning and development curriculum, we help tech companies improve productivity and engagement, increasing overall business growth.

Don’t wait until it’s too late! Start planning for and investing in learning and development opportunities for your leadership and team today.

Your employees will thank you!


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