Fridays Food for Thought - Restructuring to build stronger teams

I am grateful for the talented businesses we partner with and this week really showcased the fact our partners share the same passion for their work as we do with the fantastic Charly Melia from Integrated Recruitment joining us on our Ask the Expert Session all around restructuring to build stronger team.

This has been a topical issue for businesses who are looking at how they can be more agile and make the most of the talent they have. Restructuring is not always about redundancy and the gaps this may leave but about considering changing roles, responsibilities or ways of working in a business and there are a lot of business owners realizing they need to consider this to be stronger in the long term.

This last week has been a good example of this for the team. We have been working with a couple of clients who have reflected during the lockdown period and realized that how they were working was probably not the most effective or efficient and they had no need to lose staff but did have a need to assess the skills of their workforce and reconsider what roles were needed and then consider who is better suited for them. Just because you may have recruited someone into a certain position may not mean this is where they add the most value for you as your business changes.

Of course there are many businesses who are having to consider more permanent cuts to their workforce due to the pandemic, having a clear understanding of the actual skills and experience of your employees can also aid in redirecting tasks or responsibilities that may need to be absorbed due to redundancies.

There are so many examples of problems we deal with in a business that stem back from poor recruitment processes or choices that this may be the ideal opportunity to pause, take a breath and really consider if you had a blank sheet of paper to create the roles you needed in your business now what does that look like. Then consider the people you have and match them to the most suitable roles – does this look like the structure you have in your business? If not, then now is the time for change to build a stronger more agile team to serve your business well in the future.

A massive thank you to Charly Melia who really spoke with passion and conviction on this subject and certainly would get our recommendation for any business wanting to consider their overall structure and future recruitment strategy.

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