On Wednesday 14 November RG co-hosted a breakfast seminar with Keith Ivory of Transitional HR Limited, titled “Helping Organisations to Maximise the Contribution of their People”.
This was an interactive seminar, to allow the attendees to maximise their take home knowledge and benefit from each other’s experiences.
What keeps you awake at night?
Keith has asked this question a number of times to business owners over the years and the majority of the answers relate to people problems. This pattern continued when the question was asked at the breakfast seminar:
Constructing a Meaningful People Strategy
Research shows that organisations that follow employee engagement principles are more profitable, more productive, benefit from better customer service, have healthier, happier staff, and experience fewer accidents in the workplace. All of the people metrics just go up!
There are four driving factors that are present in high performing organisations with highly engaged employees:
- Visible, empowering leadership providing a strong strategic narrative about the organisation, where it’s come from and where it’s going.
- Giving staff a voice within the organisation, for reinforcing and challenging views, between functions and externally. Employees are seen not as the problem, rather as central to the solution, to be involved, listened to, and invited to contribute their experience, expertise and ideas.
- Engaging managers who focus their people and give them scope, treat their people as individuals and coach and stretch their people.
- Organisational integrity – the values on the wall are reflected in day to day behaviours. There is no ‘say –do’ gap, promises made and promises kept, or an explanation given as to why not.
How can Keith help you?
Keith provides advice in three phases, the first surrounding compliance, the second developing that all important ‘people strategy’ and the third ensuring the strategy is fully embedded. These three phases enable a business to maximise their ROI in people.
If you require assistance or would like to discuss the content of this article further please contact Keith Ivory on 07469715762 or firstname.lastname@example.org