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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Dragonfly Grounds Care Ltd

You are all doing a fantastic job guys and I just want to let you all know we would be in a real panic had it not been for the support and advice you have given us so far. I really don't know if we would have been in business at the end of this. But with your exceptional effort I feel much more confident that we can ride this storm and come out the other end. The decision we made as a business to procure your services has paid massive dividends.

Thank you from all at Dragonfly.

Dragonfly Grounds Care Ltd

Northern Accountants

Sarah and the team at Quest have provided us HR support since January 2013.

Quest Consulting Services provided us with a comprehensive employment structure with contacts and a handbook and have been on hand to help me deal with the occasional issue I have faced with team members through their telephone support service.

As our personal Consultant, Sarah provides a quality, professional and complete service which is great value for money.

Northern Accountants

Off Limits Corporate Events

Sarah has transformed our HR and has introduced systems that have taken lots of hassle away from staffing issues within our company.

We have worked with Sarah and her team for 5 years and in this time our business has grown considerably. With telephone support available for all our Managers as they need it plus Sarah and her team proactively keeping us updated on changes in legislation we are reassured that we are in safe hands.

The HR software that Quest implemented also helps us keep on top of the routine aspects of HR such as holiday bookings, recording absence, holding personnel records which then allows Sarah and her team easy access to give us relevant advice.

Our Managers have also benefited from workshops run by Sarah to help develop their skills on handling issues such as disciplinary, appraisals, recruitment etc….

The support of Quest is invaluable and provides a much more cost effective solution than employing a HR Manager in house.

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