Successful organisations know and value their employees. As the world of work continues to change and employees expectations and opportunities grow, it’s more important than ever to be the employer of choice.

Our support around HR, Talent & Workforce recognises the importance of this, helping you to attract, recruit, develop and retain an engaged workforce. Our role as a Regional Employers Organisation ensures you are kept up to speed with national updates and guidance whilst creating the opportunity to feed back the North West position on a national scale.

Board & Top Team Development

Board & Top Team Development

If you want to drive your organisation forward, you need your top team working well together.

We can help your top teams find productive ways of doing this by building on their individual strengths and valuing their differences.

Our interventions include personal profiling tools, facilitation and powerful models to help your top teams define and commit to
shared goals.

Health & Wellbeing

Health & Wellbeing

When we are in a state of wellbeing at work, we’re able to develop our potential, be productive and creative, build positive relationships, better cope with stress, and make meaningful contributions.

Our offer is designed to boost the wellbeing and performance of your employees and to encourage all of your workforce to take
responsibility for their own wellbeing in the workplace. We work with qualified associates and our wellbeing programmes and
resources are grounded in the latest research.

Programmes we offer include:

  • Regulated and accredited mental health: Awareness, First Aid and Supervision levels
  • Resilience: Personal Wellbeing & Resilience; Energy & Habits; Managing Psychological Safety; Bio-Resilience
  • Menopause: Understanding the Menopause for Managers; Good nutrition for mental health and menopause
Recruiting and Developing Talent

Recruiting and Developing Talent

Making your organisation the best it can be starts with talent development. It’s the core of what builds better employees, leaders and teams. Identifying and developing talent is a continuous process and we can support you with talent management and succession planning.

There may be times when you need to look externally to recruit the best talent for the job and we have a comprehensive recruitment and assessment offer that can be tailored to meet your needs. With a raft of experience in supporting senior
recruitment, both virtually and onsite, we can provide an end to end service. This can include scoping out the role requirements,
shortlisting applicants, psychometric testing, appointment panel support, assessment centre design and candidate feedback.

Pay & Reward

Pay & Reward

Recruitment and retention difficulties are increasingly common across the public sector. For this reason, it is important for employers to keep on top of pay and rewards and be ahead of the game in terms of what pay and incentives that you offer.

We can support you with organisational restructure, senior management pay reviews, senior management grading and job
evaluation.

Independent Investigations

Independent Investigations

We understand that when problems arise in the workplace it is imperative to make sure they are dealt with fairly, consistently and in a timely manner.

We have been trusted by Local Authorities for many years in carrying out independent investigations on confidential and sensitive
employment issues such as discipline, grievance, whistleblowing and review of actions.

We support you to fully consider the issue and then help to make an informed decision on how to proceed.

Mediation Support & Development

Mediation Support & Development

If you need help to resolve disputes and breakdowns in your team’s working relationships, we provide independent mediation for problematic relationships between two individuals, small teams and groups of colleagues.

We can also offer training for your internal mediators, including provision of accredited training to establish your own mediation
resource for one-to-one and group disagreements.

HR Skills Development

HR Skills Development

We can offer a number of skills development modules to equip managers and team leaders with the confidence to apply HR policies in practice.

Our ‘Management Essentials’ programme includes attendance management, performance, and discipline & grievance issues.

We can support HR teams to develop their consultancy skills and also offer investigation skills training.

Inspire HR Essentials Programme

Inspire HR Essentials Programme

In partnership with West Midlands Employers, CIPD and the LGA, we are now offering this new HR Essentials programme. The programme runs over 12 weeks and forms part of the People Professionals Academy.

This flexible and virtual approach is self – directed learning, enabling professionals to access learning in a way which fits into an already busy and demanding role. CIPD’s learning experts have created a technology-enabled learning environment, with expert facilitators, which delivers an easy to access, engaging, high energy, interactive, live learning experience. Live chat, impactful slides, whiteboards and easy-to-use tools are all used by our facilitators to proactively remove barriers to participation, to ensure that everyone’s voice is heard and that all learning needs are met as people learn, share and develop together, wherever they may be.

The programme incorporates key aspects of CIPD learning and research and insights from Local Government so that the programme is contextualised to the public sector and within the current context of work in our sector including responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, creating positive and inclusive working environments. The Inspire HR range of learning modules will address a broad set of professional needs and support learning and development across a variety of levels of experience.

We are also able to offer bespoke support blending all of the above

Please contact us via the contact form for more information