This has always been the case, but the business need for this has never been clearer; there are now more applicants with seemingly good qualifications, a more demanding work environment with greater need for workforce flexibility and agility across the organisation, strong national and global competition for the best and a more particular and demanding work force, e.g. generation Y expecting to be engaged and given early challenge and reward.
The global coronavirus outbreak - COVID-19 - has led to many organisations changing the way they operate. This could be the way in which teams are motivated and supported or in the nature of the offer to the customer. For many organisations, this has been a wake-up call and demonstrated the need to recruit flexible, innovative and adaptable people who have the potential to provide persuasive and powerful leadership.
Smaller organisations need not be left out
How can the application of business psychology improve your business? Well, business psychology is not just for the larger organisation or big business. Have you ever employed somebody and realised you had made a mistake and they weren't living up to expectations? Somebody who wasn't motivated and didn't reach performance standards? Perhaps the introduction of a new member of staff brought about a personality clash? If you've had this sort of problem, you are not alone.
Problems like these are bad enough in a large organisation, but in a smaller business they can become quickly catastrophic. A company with only a few important clients is vulnerable to poor performance from even a relatively junior member of staff. Often, an assessment and discussion with the individual will help identify what the issue is and we can advise on what would help address that issue, sometimes with training or individual coaching.
We have experience and understanding of smaller business, where individuals need to multi-task and be prepared to be flexible, almost from day one; and where the maintenance of good personal relationships is vital. Business psychology can contribute to better staff performance, and also avoid mistaken appointments. Our service is effective and professional, but also practical, fast and with fee levels that are aligned with value-for-money to you.
Our input has been in helping organisations to identify those talented individuals who have long-term potential to make a real difference to the organisation's performance. We also help organisations to avoid recruiting people who are likely to do the organisation harm through poor integrity, low resilience or egocentric values.
We have designed and developed processes for some of the most respected talent management programmes in the UK. Our recent talent management projects have included:
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