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Strategies for success: communication and engagement

If you don’t engage, how do you know if your communications are landing as intended? Communication without engagement can be meaningless. To be effective, it must be a two-way process.

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Change management: Leading through transition

Recent corporate history is smattered with titanic businesses that have sunk because they have failed to change direction quickly enough.

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Restructures: Getting the best out of your people

Whether it is minimising anxiety, maintaining performance, or ensuring everyone is engaged and motivated in the new world, HR will be in the thick of it.

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Strategies for successful organisational restructures

Although challenging, in a high-cost, low-growth economic environment, organisational restructures can offer businesses the opportunity to reset and go again.

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Strategies for success: Talent retention

If an organisation is only as good as its people, then identifying the key roles and retaining the best talent must be a priority for its sustainable success.

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Are your employees engaged?

The best performing companies have a motivated and empowered workforce. Integral to this is employee engagement. This is true at every point of an organisation’s development.

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A purpose-driven organisation: Creating cultural synergy

Against a backdrop of rising costs, flatlining growth, and an insolvency rate that is at its highest since 2008, purpose-driven organisations are not only more resilient, but also finding ways in which to thrive.

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Mergers & Acquisitions: HR is integral to success

Whether you are considering a merger, acquisition, or divestiture, because it will involve people, and change, as the people function, HR will be critical for its success.

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It’s all in the ad

When searching for a unicorn in a competitive sector like engineering, carefully targeted advertising to passive networks is crucial. That is why businesses need a well-connected, specialist talent ally.

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Pay Reviews: Trends and Priorities

The organisations successfully balancing rising costs with the ongoing challenges of attraction and retention are the ones taking a holistic approach to reward and remuneration

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HR Health Check Factsheet

As well as mitigating legal and financial risk, an audit of your HR documents, policies and procedures will ensure best practice, underpinning the success of all your people-related activities.

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Search for a group Finance Director

When you are looking to replace a senior leader who has been a key player in your success, for over 30 years, the stakes are high.

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Search for a Head of Finance

In a competitive candidate market, businesses sometimes need a well-networked, specialist, regionally focused talent ally to give them the inside track to the best candidates in their area.

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An exceptional Logistics Manager for a global engineering business

Even a leading, global, precision engineering company is not immune to the challenges of post-pandemic supply chain uncertainty and post-Brexit export complexity. Having the right leaders in place is key.

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Team recruitment campaign for a new Shared Services Centre

In a competitive candidate market, businesses need a proven talent ally with extensive networks to ensure they can attract the right people, as and when they’re needed – especially when recruiting for multiple roles.

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Top-to-bottom recruitment campaign for a new Finance Team

When senior leaders are gearing up to retire, developing an exit strategy and succession plan is crucial for the continuing success of any organisation.

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Assessment Centre for a board recruitment campaign

When all your candidates look very similar on paper, assessment centres are among the most accurate predictors of who will be the best fit.

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How to reward and support staff in a crisis

The cost-of-living crisis will be weighing heavily on most people’s minds, right now. For responsible, caring employers, the challenge is how to help, while balancing the commercial needs of your business.

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Flexible HR support that grows with your organisation

The relationship with our telecoms client has evolved from a simple HR health check for a start-up of four to a full, outsourced, HR solution for a thriving business of 90.

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A Managed Service Solution: Windows 10 Transition

Enabling a modern desktop experience for over 450 GP practices, by delivering one of the UK’s largest healthcare ICT transition programmes.

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Assessment & Profiling Factsheet

Whether it is ensuring the right appointment, identifying potential for leadership succession, or assessing individual and team performance, get the insight you need to make informed decisions at every stage of the employee lifecycle.

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Search for a Finance Business Partner

Future-facing, the Finance Business Partner role has taken on increasing significance in helping organisations plan for growth.

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Financial Controller needed urgently

When, after three months, multiple recruitment consultancies had failed to find any, Seymour John secured four suitable candidates within two weeks of starting our exclusive search for a Financial Controller.

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Organisations need leaders who can coach

No doubt about it, the pandemic put leaders under unprecedented pressure. For the sake of their own wellbeing, it has made many reassess how they lead.

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It’s time to question everything you know about HR

There are still people who think of HR as being the fluffy soft stuff of business. It’s not. It’s the hard, gritty, and unpredictable stuff and it has never been more relevant.

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A partner in your business success

Working long-term with a client helps us get under the skin of an organisation to develop interventions that are completely aligned with business objectives.

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Design & Delivery of an organisation-wide restructure

Because they involve people, and change, restructures are never as simple as the plan on paper

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Search for an online Sales & Marketing Director

Selling predominantly through online channels, our client needed an ecommerce expert, who understood their niche market, to lead the next phase of their development.

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Search for the successor to a retiring Financial Director

With extensive networks built over many years, often our most successful senior and executive hires are headhunted from proven passive talent we already know and trust.

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Wanted… Genuine leader (who also happens to be a Finance Director)

With values now playing a key part in the corporate mix, recruiting leaders with the right cultural fit has become increasingly important

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Multi-role interim recruitment for Greater Manchester ICS

For organisations in transition, interims can offer the flexibility and expertise organisations need to take the next step on the development journey.

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A foundational digital strategy for Primary Care

Developing a new way of delivering digital projects and services, which places our Primary Care client in the vanguard of clinical informatics.

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Developing a digital strategy for a newly formed ICS

When developing an integrated ICS-wide digital strategy, it is crucial that all stakeholders are fully engaged in the process, to foster a commitment to change.

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The people you need when you need them

Working in partnership with Arden & GEM CSU to provide multi-specialism, multi-role temporary and fixed-term contract support to the NHS.

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BreatheHR Factsheet

Easy to use, with no installation, and no large, up-front costs, Breathe is the perfect solution for growing SMEs. Up and running instantly and with no disruption to your business, it centralises and streamlines all the necessary functions for HR management, putting you firmly in control.

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Coaching & Mentoring Factsheet

Coaching helps people recognise and appreciate their innate talents, helping to develop peak-performing individuals and teams who understand how to play to their strengths. As such, we help create cultures where people are continually developing.

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Board recruitment campaign for Redress Scotland

Read about Seymour John’s successful board recruitment campaign for the Scottish Government's new non-departmental public body (NDPB), Redress Scotland

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Workplace Mediation Factsheet

Mediation is a confidential, voluntary, and informal process that seeks to pre-empt costly formal procedures through talking. It works because it helps people find practical solutions, in a safe environment, that feel fair to all parties.

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Strategies for the transformation of Integrated Care Systems (ICSs)

Our comprehensive review of corporate shared services within the NHS offers a blueprint for reimagining how they can be better delivered in the future

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We know what great looks like

Whether through permanent and interim recruitment or project consultancy and solution delivery, we are people experts who work with expert people to support, develop, and guide our clients’ organisations.

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