As industry experts with over twenty years’ experience supporting FRS’s from all over the UK, we understand the ‘People’ issues facing your service.
It is a central theme that has arisen time and time again in HMI Inspection Reports across a wide range of FRS´s, so you’re not alone. We know why they can be difficult to resolve, but there are surprisingly simple solutions available, which are already being used successfully by a number of FRS’s.
Our experience and expertise mean we CAN solve your problems. Our talent management solution is targeted, efficient and user-friendly.
Perceived cost is often cited as a barrier to working with us, however after drilling down to a find a true cost/resource comparison, clients consistently report that use of our services saves them money, to the sum of over £600 per candidate in some cases.
VCA’s Career Progression Gateway (CPG) is a tried and tested method of assessing FRS staff potential for career progression. Designed by Fire Service expert Occupational Psychologist Hannah Vallance, the CPG assesses the NFCC Leadership Qualities in combination with non-technical command behavioural markers. It does this via role relevant simulation exercises, which are a Case Study and a Video Role-play. These are delivered on-line for administrative ease and candidate convenience. The assessors are external Occupational Psychologists. The pass rate is consistent with previous National ADC levels and all exercises are externally reviewed for reliability, fairness and inclusion.
Here is how the CPG meets the needs highlighted in HMI inspections.