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.
With each assessment process there will be candidates who are relieved at the outcome, those who are disappointed but accept the decision, and those who wish to challenge an unsuccessful result.
First launched in 2019, the VCA Ltd Career Progression Gateway online assessments haves now been used by 8 FRS from Firefighter Recruit up to Strategic Manager
Here are our best tips for helping you get the most out of the opportunity to share information with, and gain insights from, your promotions candidates.
Taking the CPG in-house – how does it work using internal assessors?
Applying the CPG to other roles- assessing on-call, control room and other staff
The chances are, your team already works pretty well. But could it be better? Here’s how to find out.
How you communicate can influence how others do in return. So if you want your team to continually improve their communications, it might be time to look at your own style....
Using the data to assess your organisation’s LQ strengths and development areas
High-volume assessments – assessing 100+ candidates in a week with the CPG
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?
The answer to this question isn’t simple as there is so much variation in Fire & Rescue Services’ practice when it comes to assessing potential for promotion. A combination of approaches is most common...