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.

Growing Modern Leaders for Allied Health Professionals (AHPs)

Growing Modern Leaders for Allied Health Professionals (AHPs)

Through our joint work with Health Education England (HEE) North West, this programme was designed t…

This tried and tested programme enhances existing experience and knowledge and supports capacity and capability building within the public health workforce.
This programme can also be tailored for ‘growing your own’ leaders across the council.

Management Essentials Programme

Management Essentials Programme

Management Essentials is a suite of modules that can be combined to create a programme or delivered …

Topics include: Hybrid Working, Making IT More Effective in the Hybrid World, Resilience, Wellbeing, Coaching,
Inclusive Management, Managing by Outcomes and Managing by Change.
The golden thread to our management essentials programme is that we put people first, whether that is performance, attendance,
outcomes, managing a trust-based platform or developing self-confidence, we know this drives strong teams that are authentic
and inclusive.

Health & Wellbeing

Health & Wellbeing

When we are in a state of wellbeing at work, we’re able to develop our potential, be productive and …

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 bu…

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 re…

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…

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 provi…

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 conf…

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.