NIKE, Inc. has unlimited opportunities to fuel profitable growth and to drive competitive advantage. Our leaders work every day to ensure NIKE, Inc. realizes its potential by inspiring every one of our more than 30,000 employees to realize their potential. Human Resources professionals at NIKE, Inc. operate as stewards of organization effectiveness, talent and change. The function works to ensure that NIKE, Inc. has talented, diverse and inclusive teams organized effectively against our biggest opportunities of driving innovation and business performance.
In building our teams, we focus on Nike's future business needs, deepening the "bench strength" of our talent through deliberate leader development.
Our talent strategy focuses on critical assignment planning, manager accountability for coaching and mentoring, and structured learning via individual- and team-based classroom and online learning.
Our commitment to growing the potential of our people and building leadership capability is carried out in organization and talent reviews directly linked to the business strategic priorities. In these reviews, leaders are held accountable for improving the performance, potential, diversity, position continuity and cost of their bench. This thoughtful and robust career management approach deepens the bench with globally diverse talent who gain the critical experiences and leadership skills they need to achieve business objectives and to realize their potential.
To ensure that we have the leadership required for NIKE, Inc. to continue to grow, our HR function is investing significantly in the areas of sustainable talent practices and infrastructure.
We continue to develop our premiere talent brand via the relentless Human Resources focus on talent and by working closely in partnership with Diversity and Inclusion on our culture.