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Talent Development Strategy

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Talent Development Strategy

Talent Development Strategy

As part of a series of articles written for the local business publication Business Insider, our Onboarding and Training Manager Lucy Dowie described our talent development strategy.  Here at Re Recruitment, we place a real focus on personal development and well-being.  And the successes of our people and their personal developments speak for themselves.

RE Recruitment Talent Development Strategy

Growing our Own Talent

We do like to ‘grow our own’ talent.  This is most evident when you look at our first-line management team.  95% of these managers started at a trainee level within the business and have grown and evolved to management roles.  In a market where the competition for talent is fierce, it has never been more critical for companies to be able to develop their people.

We genuinely place enormous value on the development of every member of staff.  We have numerous employees on apprenticeship programmes spanning multiple areas of study.  These include Recruitment Consultancy, Accountancy, Business Administration, Compliance and Project Management.  Our robust onboarding programme for new starters provides a solid foundation upon which everyone can embark on their career path within the business.

We use a combination of classroom training, webinar, eLearning on-demand content and on-the-job training.  This ensures that delivery styles are varied and cater to all learning styles.  We also bring in specialist external providers to upskill our consultants in target areas.  To ensure that our business is keeping pace with a challenging labour market.

Learning and talent development strategy

The appetite for continued learning and development is reflected in the willingness of many of our management team to get involved with training.  Our compliance team members take turns delivering in-depth monthly compliance courses.  They ensure we keep abreast of ever-changing employment legislation and government regulations.  Representatives from our busy Finance department and social media team also act as Training Champions for these parts of the business.  We are always looking to encourage others to participate in sharing their knowledge and experience.

The Department of Education has been bringing in a raft of new educational standards, such as T levels and Flexi-apprenticeships. At RE Recruitment, we have developed our Academy-style training programme for consultants, and we are confident that we will continue to broaden the scope of qualifications and learning on offer to all our employees.

Employee well-being strategy

Earlier this year, after riding out the turbulence of the pandemic, we identified that, in addition to training on job-specific skills, it is essential for employers to take a more holistic approach to employee wellbeing.  We have implemented several initiatives where staff are encouraged to participate in activities, such as our weekly online Pilates session or drop-in virtual Mindfulness Workshop on Wellness Wednesday.  Here people can discuss techniques to combat stress and anxiety.  We also encourage our teams to leave the office for a Walking Meeting.  We also boldly moved to close the offices at 1 pm on Fridays.  The feedback from this change to working conditions has been well received with no negative impact on productivity. The four-day working week draws ever closer, perhaps!

Expect more from your employer

There is little doubt that learning and development are critical to the growth and success of every business.  One of our mission statements is to Expect More.  We ask our customers to expect more of the services we can deliver.  It seems only fair then that our employees ask to Expect More on their career path with us.  So with our leading talent development strategy, we really are a great place to work.  If you are interested in starting a career in recruitment, we offer a structured and supported approach to becoming a consultant.  Or if you are an experienced recruitment consultant looking for a different kind of employer, then get in touch today.

We have offices in Cheltenham, Hereford, Telford and Worcester and an additional three offices in Bristol, Cardiff and Staffordshire with our sister company Safehands Recruitment.

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