One of the Handpicked Society values is ‘Contribute to the Collective’.

Our freelance members help each other and work as a team, for the benefit of clients.

Below is a collection of articles, tip sheets and features from our members. We hope you like them and we’d love to hear your views.

 
 

Awesome candidate experience design

By Heather Parker, Handpicked Society member

Heather Parker, Handpicked Society member

Heather Parker, Handpicked Society member

The war for talent, far from being over, is fiercer than ever. With unemployment at a four decade low, and advertised role vacancies increasing, talented candidates can afford to be choosy. Given the reliance on talent for their success, it’s no wonder that many organisations are now choosing to compete for their talent just as hard as they compete for their customers.

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Terah Enoch, Handpicked Society member, with his family

Terah Enoch, Handpicked Society member, with his family

The power of early insights

By Terah Enoch, Handpicked Society member

Your programme team have painstakingly nailed the success criteria. The financial model and benefits are agreed and target measures have been set. BUT, a few months into implementation, the financial and customer measures haven’t moved …why???

When implementing transformational change, many factors impact benefits realisation. In my experience, one important factor is often overlooked. That is, the ability to track and measure behavioural change. So, how can you give more attention to this important factor.

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Is Robot Recruitment the answer?

By Amy King, Handpicked Society member

Amy King, Handpicked Society member

Amy King, Handpicked Society member

Did you know that 46% of newly-hired employees fail within 18 months? This figure is likely to worsen, as 85% of jobs that will exist in 2030 haven’t been invented yet. In this environment, building a recruitment process to attract the right talent, is tough. It’s become both a fascinating science and an art of its own.

‘Recruitment-tech’ is providing hope for new, improved ways to recruit. In 2018, venture capitalists invested $600 million in recruiting software. New tools are emerging with innovations such as machine learning, AI, workflow, gamification, virtual reality, video interviewing and more. But, is Robot recruitment really the answer to poor recruitment success rates?

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Pramal Lad, Handpicked Society member

Pramal Lad, Handpicked Society member

Building a bridge as you cross it

By Pramal Lad Handpicked Society member

Ever felt like you’re in a project which is taking off and moving without actually doing enough ground work or preparation? Agile is often described as “building the bridge as you walk across it” and often brings up a host of emotions and fears for project teams.

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The secret science of process reviews

By Dharmesh Mistry, Handpicked Society member

Dharmesh Mistry, Handpicked Society member

Dharmesh Mistry, Handpicked Society member

Process reviews done well, can turn-around a failing business, boost profits and delight employees.  Done poorly, they can negatively affect team morale and destroy business value.

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The joy of a well received business case

High impact business cases

By Serena Ghale, Handpicked Society member

All too often, I’ve seen an excellent idea dropped due to a poor business case. The success of a business case is heavily dependent on evidence in order to justify the investment proposal. This often means lots of work with stakeholders for support to drive it.

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Collaboration on large change programmes

By Ant Green, Handpicked Society member

Ant Green, Handpicked Society member

Ant Green, Handpicked Society member

For the last few months, I have been working on a dynamic change management programme with Handpicked Society’s client, AstraZeneca. Large programmes are naturally complex. Adding a mixture of internal and external expertise from different organisations, whilst hugely beneficial, can add to that complexity. So, how do you work with that complexity, creating maximum benefits. I have written a few top-tips towards successful collaboration on large change management programmes. I hope you find them helpful.

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James Perryman, Handpicked Society member

James Perryman, Handpicked Society member

Positive Change

By James Perryman, Handpicked Society member

So, the time has come. You need to do something differently to stay ahead in business, or even to survive.

You know this will require a new operating model and an organisation re-design. But does your organisation have the change expertise needed to create the right culture for change?

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Celebrations

Thank you to our amazing clients and members for celebrating our first birthday with us in December 2018.

Together, we’ve all created a new option for resourcing and managing change projects, in just one year. Our members have been delivering this new reality for clients ranging from start-ups to FTSE-100 companies. The pace has been exciting, but what really makes it work is the quality of our members and the enthusiasm of our clients, to deliver change in a better way.

Our movement to create a better way to change has the most amazing momentum now, thanks to you all.

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