Starting January back in national lockdown was surely not on anyone’s New Year agenda, having ridden the storm so stoically throughout 2020.
For HR/ OD managers in the emergency services the situation will be bringing a fresh set of headaches. For many Services, having made difficult decisions to postpone recruitment or put promotion/ development activity on hold, the need to fill vacancies, review temporary appointments and look ahead to recruiting essential personnel will only become more pressing as the weeks progress.
It is difficult to know how long the current situation will persist, and if we’ve learnt anything from the last 12 months, optimistic forecasts can’t be relied upon. So if we don’t know how much longer we must wait, and the waiting itself won’t be feasible long-term, what is the solution?
Embracing opportunities for change
You don’t have to look far to find examples of organisations large and small embracing change in response to current challenges and ongoing restrictions. From training providers moving courses on-line to events planners creating virtual entertainment activities, the need for change has created opportunities to innovate which will continue to feature long after the pandemic has passed. There will be plenty of examples from within your own organisation, and even your home life.
So how can you manage your selection and promotion activity?
When you have more than enough to do already, the thought of overhauling how you promote your managers may be an unappealing prospect. However, it doesn’t have to be. What if there was a solution that would allow you to deliver the results you need more efficiently, more cost-effectively and more robustly than ever before? With a lot less effort, far fewer staff resources and much less organisational impact?
The CPG, our online assessment system, using FRS context activities and remotely assessed by professional assessors, will handle ALL of the following for you: