Are you facing people challenges just now? Or maybe you're excited about the possibilities ahead and looking at how to embrace them, people first? Perhaps you're not sure how to take your people piece on to the next stage - or maybe you are and need a partner to help you get there?
If it's about people, lets chat!
One of the key features of any successful business is the ability to unlock and amplify the contribution made by every single person there. They have found ways to develop and maintain real ‘bounce’ around the business; staff teams and individuals who think ‘can’, who love working together in a shared adventure, who care, create, deliver and enjoy. People who find that their employer gives them a sense of purpose, of meaning, of connection and camaraderie. That’s a business with bounce.
And sometimes working that through can be tricky and elusive. Particularly given the seismic shifts in the world of work over recent months, the way things have been done in the past aren’t going to cut it in the ‘new normal’. Those businesses who are best able to recover, reset, rethink and reinvent - to be clever and agile and positively-intentioned about embracing the opportunity to do things better with and for their people - these are going to be the businesses that thrive.
Andy has spent his career working in Human Resources, Learning and Development, as well as marketing and training consultancy, living in the UK but leading and delivering across the world. With significant experience across retail, luxury brands, automotive and industrial goods, and years of experience working as a global HR Director, he’s more convinced than ever that, however complex the times, the simplest definition of HR is the most valuable: happy people do great things. The role of the people function is all about creating and maintaining an environment for people to be brilliant at what they do. Full of enthusiasm and great ideas, he’d be delighted to meet and chat about your people challenges and opportunities.
Bounce HR provides practical, positive advice and support to businesses looking to deliver a properly great place to work, across any number of people-related projects. For example:
Whatever the specific issue in any given business, what remains true is the single notion that sits at the heart of Bounce HR - happy people do great things. And people are happy when they’re part of something bigger than just themselves or their pay-check, they’re clear on what needs to be done and where they fit it, they’re engaged and motivated to contribute positively, and they feel valued and recognised for doing so. Easy on paper, but sometimes tough to make happen.
Creating the time and space to allow founders and owners of newer, growing businesses to think about, structure and plan the people piece - from just talking it through to developing people plans, consolidating culture, and evolving organisational structures.
It's really hard to deliver what the business wants and needs if the shape and structure, reporting lines and functions don’t match what the business needs. Don’t fight the old, build the new.
Clarifying and delivering a consistent, strategy-aligned Employee Value Proposition, developing the ‘Values and Culture’ piece - practical projects, processes and initiatives that make things really happen, and really change.
Giving each and every outward-facing member of your team skills and tools that they can use to maximise their customer and supplier interactions - tailored programmes the are engaging, insightful and motivational - across retail sales, sales and store management, territory management, face to face influencing skills, rapport and positivity, and customer service. Built together with you, to exactly hit the spot you're aiming for.
Happy people do great things, so looking across employee engagement, wellbeing, talent, learning and development, bespoke benefits and reward/recognition programmes, let's work out how we can find the most effective blend of people-centric ideas and initiatives to create an environment where people can be their best selves at work, and be brilliant at what they do.
There's always a huge amount of pressure on HR directors - perhaps never more so than now - and so there can be real value in having a safe, positive, confidential partner from outside the organisation with whom to talk stuff through; someone who knows the role and the challenges it can bring, who has lived through the frustrations and opportunities, and who can be a solid, positively-focused sounding board, an offline partner, and a support mechanism for HR leaders as they lead the people piece.