For HR to effectively contribute as a key player to the vision of the company, you first need to interrogate whether, as an HR leader, you can articulate your HR strategy in alignment with the business strategy. If yes, Deshmukh says, the battle is half won. Today, a significant percentage of organisations have separate strategies for assessment and development. These are most often led and executed by separate people. However, what is desired is for HR to strongly tie assessment and development with business drivers and talent strategy to see an efficient strategy that becomes a business driver.