Create a Future-Focused Skills Strategy

WaterWipes has grown exponentially over the past few years. The Chief People Officer created a future-focused skills strategy that supports both the organization’s growth trajectory and employees’ continuous improvement to ensure the organization has critical skills and talent it needs to continue to expand. 

Mission-critical priority

Create a skills strategy that will support the growth aspirations of the organization. Foster a culture of learning agility and ensure their people could continue to develop their skills and competencies. Continue to remain competitive in the external war for talent.

How Gartner helped

Gartner best practices and frameworks supported the development of a future-focused skills strategy. Access to HR experts allowed the HR team to pressure-test their ideas and ensure they were making the right decisions. Expert-led webinars and live events allowed the team to hear from peers and enabled networking opportunities. 

Business impact

With Gartner support: 

  • WaterWipes was able to identify not only key skills gaps but identify HIPO talent to build out a robust succession plan through development centers. 
  • The company was able to identify areas of focus, redeployment and build out a talent mobility plan. 
  • The organization’s skills strategy is now set up to support their continued growth, is well-received and engaged with across the organization, and has critical C-suite buy-in.  

Consumer goods

Approximately $40 million


Chief People Officer 

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