Choices, chances, changes

  • Published on: 10 February 2017
  • By: Frances Talman

“To improve is to change: to be perfect is to change often”

Winston Churchill

Like many businesses, the need to expand and grow will always be at the forefront of an organisation’s strategy. When recruiting staff, many employers fail to see past the traditional recruitment methods and don’t consider the vast range of other options. If you want to think outside the box; have you considered the possibility of hiring an apprentice?

An apprentice is much more than an extra helping hand; with the right coaching, an apprentice can quickly provide a positive contribution and become a valued member of your team. For those organisations that have never employed an apprentice it may be difficult to visualise the end state and the whole concept may appear daunting. Some employers shy away from the idea of an apprentice and turn back to traditional recruitment channels they know so well.

Change happens every day: from the time you set your alarm clock, the type of cereal you chose for your breakfast, the way you positioned your chair at work or what you decided to watch on TV in the evenings and we take these changes in our stride. Change within a business is often uncomfortable, intimidating and nerve wracking; but don’t be afraid to take the plunge. Managing change effectively within your business is essential for improvement that impacts your staff, clients, the products or services you provide. Without change you will not grow your business and you will lose your competitive edge.

It is always important that communication within your business is clear and effective so that everyone understands what you are trying to achieve through a change, how it will affect them, and what is expected of them. Without change, businesses can’t develop, evolve or thrive. Do it right and you will prosper, do it wrong and you will suffer – eXceeding can help you manage the whole change process from strategy development to tactical deployment.

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