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Strategic Workforce Planning - Worcestershire Business Advisors

​Free 1-2-1 Workforce Planning Business Support

Hewett Recruitment and The Worcestershire Growth Hub are pleased to announce that its Professional Business Advisors programme will continue for a fourth wave, with Hewett as Strategic Workforce Planning Business Advisors.

The Professional Business Advisors is a free programme offering 1-2-1 specialist advice, guidance or services to Worcestershire-based businesses. Businesses can access support in various areas, including workforce planning, IT systems, financial advice, marketing, sustainability and more.

The support programme is available for all businesses, regardless of their size and sector. The success of the Professional Business Advisors scheme has been recognised across the county and so far over 600 businesses have accessed the scheme since its 2020 release during the pandemic crisis.

The support has been proven to be very helpful for many organisations with some leaving feedback such as “great service and advice along the whole journey”,excellent initiative”, "as a novice it was most helpful to have that free insight”, “very helpful and informative”.

In partnership with The Worcestershire Growth Hub, the Hewett Recruitment team are excited to build off the success of the scheme and deliver Phase 4 and to help even more Worcestershire businesses.

Luke Willetts, Deputy CEO of the Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership and Worcestershire Growth Hub, said: “The Worcestershire Growth Hub is pleased to announce wave four of our Professional Business Advisors programme to support more businesses across the county. We have been able to support a great deal of businesses via this scheme, providing that expert advice from professionals that many businesses are looking for during these challenging times.

“I’d encourage any local business, no matter your size or sector, to contact our team and see how this scheme and others, could help your organisation to grow and succeed. The team are able to connect you with all the available support packages including those at regional and national level.”

Laura Hewett, Hewett Recruitment Owner commented: "We have really enjoyed being Strategic Business Advisors for the Growth Hub so far, supporting many different organisations and we continue to support with growth of Worcestershire based companies this year."

Based in Worcestershire, Hewett Recruitment recruits across a variety of different sectors including Manufacturing, Software Houses, Charities and Professional Services so we are really well placed to advise on business planning for lots of different businesses across Worcestershire.

This advice is surrounding Workforce Planning. So in this market where it is really hard to find and retain employees, lots of businesses have found this useful. All of the support we offer during these 1-2-1 sessions are completely bespoke to each organisation. We understand that the needs of each company are so different, that it simply cannot be a 'one size fits all' approach. We initially kick things off with a virtual thirty-minute diagnostics call to ask questions to find out the current situation within the company and understand their goals, challenges and aspirations. We are then able to identify which modules would be most suitable for them.

Some companies may need to cover only one module, whereas others are interested in a much broader package of support.

Hewett Recruitment's Workforce Planning Support offers 1-2-1 support on the following modules:
  • Employer branding advice -A comprehensive audit of your current employer branding from a candidate's perspective and recommendations on how to improve reach and engage a wider talent pool.

  • Recruitment process design / improvement -This can also include advice on Diversity & Inclusion – how to be a more inclusive employer.

  • Vacancy advertising advice -Where to advertise roles and how to write effective job adverts, optimised for SEO. In this section, we also talk about reviewing job descriptions

  • Interviewer training -We will cover interview structure; interview questions; personality profiling; how to sell the opportunity in a competitive market.

  • Retention / creating a positive company culture -We can help at a strategic level in terms of developing company culture (values, mission, purpose); benchmarking salaries & benefits; flexible working models; building trust.

  • B Corp - the benefits of B Corp and advice on the assessment process.

To find out more about the Professional Business Advisor scheme or any of the business support available in the county, contact the Worcestershire Growth Hub team on their website here.

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