Strategic HR

Positive change
Businesses thrive and prosper when they harness the full power of their people. To take your business to the next level, your people strategy and business objectives need to work in total alignment.

We have helped many businesses transform their approach to their people to deliver ambitious business goals.

What our clients say
“Very professional and personal. The advice is very helpful in terms of strategy development and clear in terms of execution.”
Jonathan Ball, CEO, RMA, The Royal Marines Charity

A flexible approach
Because our strategic HR approach is built totally around the specifics of your business, how we work with you and what we focus on is really down to you. But we also have a range of tried and tested methodologies to help you identify and make significant changes.

Talent 360
Our Talent 360 approach allows you to comprehensively review and assess your current people practices and what you need to do to better align with your business strategy. It’s a fully transformative project that will explore what motivates people to join your company, why they stay and why they leave. We’ll help you to identify and take the actions to position your business as an employer of choice for your ideal workforce.

Organisational structure review
We can complete a full organisation structure review that shows how aligned the management team is to the Board of Directors and the overall business objectives. We’ll provide clear recommendations and areas for improvement, suggest new structure plans, plus clearly set out the next steps.

Values project
Our values project has been designed to delve into what it really means to be a part of your business. What behaviour is expected of your employees, what your brand represents and how this is reflected in the workplace. We gather and listen to your employees’ opinions so that you get a set of brand new, bespoke values that are authentic and reflect you as a business.

Employer branding
We can set you up for hiring and retaining the best people by creating strong employer branding that reflects the values, personality and culture of your company. It’s based on extensive research and insight work involving employees and external sources. Typically, we focus on these key areas:

  • Talent attraction – improving candidates’ perception of your company and establishing a slick and effective recruitment process
  • Reward and recognition – building a cost-effective and competitive benefits package
  • Employee retention – identifying strategies to lower staff turnover and to improve trust, career development and reward
  • Employment law compliance – making sure your employment contracts are in good shape, minimising the risk of disputes

Succession planning
We work with businesses of all sizes to make sure there is effective planning in place for the transition of leadership positions. It helps to protect against the impact of senior staff leaving without warning, and ensures you aren’t left with a gap that you can’t fill at short notice. We’ll work with you to identify any potential risks and to develop an effective internal talent pipeline, giving you the confidence that you have candidates within your business who can step up when required.

HR coaching
We’ve designed a number of technical, commercial and strategic HR coaching sessions to help address identified skill gaps within your business. We base the sessions around recent challenges the attendees have faced, so that they get relevant and actionable guidance and training.

Culture workshop
Our carefully designed culture workshops can help you to understand your current company culture using feedback from you and your employees. We’ll work with you to create a new culture concept that reflects your goals and vision and that’s tied to what it’s really like to work in the company. Having put together and agreed the new culture concept with you and your employees, we can help you to communicate and promote it, making sure it has the greatest impact.

How we work
Across all our Strategic HR work, our initial priority is getting a deep understanding of your business, it’s issues, and objectives. We’ll work with you closely to achieve this and to ensure that your HR strategy plays an active and growing role in your success.

To find out more and to arrange a free initial conversation, please get in touch.

Lead Contact

Richard Cummings

Strategic HR Partner
+44 (0)1708 758958
Email: Richard Cummings

Meet the team