Hewett Recruitment have been named recruitment delivery partner for the 'Professional Business Advisor Programme' by WorcestershireGrowth Hub. We will be specialising in offering support surrounding 'Strategic Workforce Planning'.
Strategic Workforce Planning Workshop
Get FREE 1-2-1 expert advice for your business. In a competitive labour market, this free workshop helps businesses improve their positioning as an ‘employer of choice’ and secure the talent they need.
What is the Professional Business Advisor Programme?
The Professional Business Advisor Programme is a funded scheme from the Worcestershire Growth Hub designed to help businesses access FREE expert advice to support their growth. Hewett Recruitment is pleased to be an advisor partner providing professional advice on Strategic Workforce Planning.
The programme provides FREE 1-2-1 advice to Worcestershire businesses, from specialist advisors in the county. The aim is to provide support on specialised topics to help businesses recover and grow.
What to expect from the Workforce Planning Sessions:
The Workforce Planning workshops, delivered by Hewett Recruitment's specialist team of experts, are bespoke half-day sessions offering 1-2-1 support for individual businesses. During the workshop, the Hewett Team deep dive into your business, starting with a diagnostic session to establish where support is most needed. From there, advice and training will be provided on the subject(s) most relevant to you.
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.
B Corp - the benefits of B Corp and advice on the assessment process.
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.
Who is the Workforce Planning workshop for?
The Business Advisor Workforce Planning programme is designed for local businesses who are looking to grow and overcome their recruitment and workforce challenges with specialist 1-2-1 support from experts.
Any businesses in Worcestershire are eligible to join the programme, so don't hesitate to reach out!
Why sign up?
Every session is delivered by an expert consultant, so your business will receive top-tier advice from specialists, and a local business with over 40 years of experience. 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.
Feedback from participants
What do participants of our Workforce Planning Support have to say? Read some feedback below...
"At Worcester Bosch we are focussed on improving the candidate experience and the employer branding insights Laura and the team shared have really helped inform our work. The team were extremely knowledgeable and we really valued an external perspective on this topic. Not only did the team share insights from the audit, but also quick wins we could easily action straight away! Thank you."
- Kerry, Worcester Bosch
“We were delighted to receive a Workforce Planning and Employer Branding session from the team at Hewett Recruitment who had taken a comprehensive audit of our outward appearance to potential new staff. This process really held a mirror up to our recruitment methods and on-line presence and provided us with invaluable tips on how to increase our appeal as an employer of choice. We learnt a lot and would highly recommend this activity if you’re currently struggling with recruitment”
- Sarah, Morgan Motors
Register your interest in receiving strategic Workforce Planning support via the Growth Hub website
Additional support through the Business Advisor scheme includes:
The seven professional business advisors appointed for phase four of the programme are:
Digital Adoption of Technology – Assure Technical
Financial Strategy – Perrigo Consultants
General Business Advice – RockSolid Consultants
Green Agenda and Sustainability – Pro Enviro
Marketing and Communications – Citizen Communications and We are Alp
Strategic Workforce Planning – Hewett Recruitment