How strategic is your businesses HR function?  What kind of reputation does it have?  What does the organisation need HR to deliver?  We work with the CEO and CHRO to build shared understanding, collaboration and visibly aligned leadership.  We align the wider HR team, to inspire them and direct their efforts towards what truly adds value.

Driving front-line performance is the priority, and that’s why the quality of the interaction between HR and the rest of the business is vital.  This is the nub of what we do; creating the conditions for productive partnerships at every level.

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Organisations we’ve worked with

Study of students' attitudes to their future career choices, using audio
Engagement research
Rationalization programme; surveys; redundancies; values; comms
Board team-building & coaching; engagement surveys; process imp
HR and OD; executive coaching; engagement surveys; process improvement
Continuous Listening feedback and analysis at key career points
Research to compare how US and UK professionals view their careers
Exit surveying
International best practice measurement framework and ongoing surveying
Exit surveying
Exit surveying by phone
Engagement research
Workshops for HR team; Regional HR Forum.
Cross-cultural communications programmes
Team-building; leadership & management development
Exec team-building
FE colleges’ merger; leadership development; TUPE consultation
Senior team-building and staff conferences to re-align values
Communication skills; cross-cultural and in a matrix structure
Organisational research and engagement video-game company
Management team development
Leadership development for engineers who have become functional heads
Values; management development workshops; executive coaching
Leadership development programme and executive coaching
Team-building workshops with team diagnostic & feedback
Exec team building; leadership & management development
Conference with behavioural skills workshops
Alignment and team-building event for EMEA HR team
Coaching skills programmes
Team-building for HR team
Executive coaching and feedback following 360; evaluation of MDP
Outsourced HR function; leadership development; OD
Competency research & development and workshops
Leader and manager development for veterinary professionals
Global leader 360-degree design, supervision and feedback
HR and OD consultancy; executive coaching, team events; M&A
Executive coaching; HR team workshops
Global leadership programme

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How strategic is your HR function?

We help you to evaluate HR from the top. We start with your business goals and challenges. We help you to clarify the role that HR need to play to achieve those, now and in the future. Our evaluation structure helps you to understand where your HR function currently focuses attention. This supports an analysis of the kind of shift you need HR to make.

How well do the CEO and HR understand each other?

Alignment starts at the top.  You need to agree on what drives business success, and what drives human performance outcomes. This can be a challenging conversation and we help you to build shared understanding, collaboration and visibly aligned leadership.

How effective are your HR leaders?

We have worked with leaders from many countries, sectors and functions for over 20 years, and we bring this depth of experience to the particular challenges faced by leaders in HR.  Workshops and coaching are tailored to your needs.

How do HR rate themselves?

HR need to be involved early, in evaluating themselves. Because we concentrate on areas that HR cancontrol, we can quickly help them to make changes.

How do others rate HR?

We will consult HR’s stakeholders using a 360-degree version of the questionnaire.  Providing a direct comparison between how HR rate themselves, and how others rate them, provides an excellent basis for moving forward.

How do we get HR on board?

We get the HR team together to realign and inspire them, and build their skills and confidence to deliver the results you want.  These workshops will be tailored to your needs.

How do we develop HR people?

A mix of workshops and coaching is effective.  We also work one-to-one with HR leaders, managers and professionals to help them to make the required changes.

Why work with us?  We’re pragmatic as well as strategic.   We took a fresh approach to understanding how HR impact results.  We researched the views of CEOs, HR experts and HR leaders to understand the practical things that make a difference – ie. the behaviours and activities that HR can invest in to get best results.  It builds into a formula for success.

We enable your HR function to transform themselves.  It’s actually the most sensible and cost-effective option.  There may be some tough decisions to make, and we can help you through that too.

Call Deborah Wilkes on 020 8720 7097 for an initial discussion.