RebusHR Award for Best HR Strategy in Line with Business

first_img Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. This award is aimed at HR teams which can demonstrate they have achievedgenuine business partner status within their organisations. Entries should explainthe business strategy and the contribution of HR to meeting objectives. Thejudge will look at the HR team’s own strategy, how this was devised andimplemented, the involvement of senior staff and what results have so far beenachieved. Entries should explain how HR has measured the benefits and how theteam identified priorities.Category JudgeProfessor Roger Gill is a visiting professor at the University ofStrathclyde’s Graduate School of Business. He is an expert in HR management andorganisational behaviour, having researched and taught these subjects atuniversities for many years. Gill has provided management consultancy to morethan 300 organisations worldwide, and cites being a fellow of the CIPD amonghis list of achievements. [email protected] the company Nestlé UK, part of food manufacturer Nestlé SA, employs around 8,000 staffin 13 locations, and produces 230 brands, including Nescafe and KitKat The challenge To provide an employee-centred, cost efficient HR service to make the companymore competitive in recruiting, retaining and developing staff What the company did – Overall review of HR structure – Internal investigation into HR function – Restructured the HR function to align with the company’s strategy – Split HR into six specialised areas from the individual service units Benefits and achievements – Nine out of 10 recruitment offer-to-hire rate – High employee satisfaction rate – Union partnership agreed – Flexible working introduced in factories – Reduced HR costs by £1m a year – HR intranet now single source of staff information Professor Roger Gill says: “Outstanding in innovation,achievement and teamwork in its development and contribution to the business.The HR strategy of Nestlé’s new @HR function is impressively aligned with thecompany’s business strategies. It has a clear vision and mission deliveredthrough key functions with agreed service levels and performance measures, andit has the unqualified endorsement of the chairman of the company.” The teamNo. in HR team 5 in steering group; 165 in HR team, including OHStaff responsible for 8,000Roger Cordier HR director of Nestle UKDennise Corfield Head of HR servicesDavid Harvey HR director of Nestle UK’s food and beverage unit Jean Gentry HR director of confessionary businessNigel Holt HR rewards and policy managerAdrian Hillier HR process development project managerFionna Alcorn Head of recruitmentTelford & Wrekin CouncilFlexible managementAbout the company The authority was formed in 1998 from Shropshire and Wrekin Council. Itemploys around 5,000 staff (including a teaching workforce) serving 154,000residents The challenge To introduce flexible management into the council What the company did – New employment conditions to support extended opening hours – Introduced flexible working including home and term-time working andflexi-time system – Outsourcing environmental maintenance while protecting conditions – HR restructure to have a representative working in each department – Updated HR information on intranet – Set up supply teachers agency for primary schools Benefits and achievements – Managerial survey shows high level of satisfaction and strategicinvolvement – Average sickness absence reduced by four days – A 50 per cent reduction in workplace accidents – Increased diversity with 40 per cent of top three management tiers nowwomen and 80 per cent female staff Professor Roger Gill says: “Telford & Wrekin Council setsthe standard in its HR strategy that most other councils probably only aspireto. Demonstrating outstanding innovation and achievement, HR strategy isclosely aligned with council priorities. It is also based on an excellentenvironmental analysis, shaped in collaboration with top management andconsultation with staff, and supported by a clear business plan.” The teamNo. in team 5 in project; 60 in HR, including training Staff responsible for 5,000Robert Cragg Head of personnel anddevelopmentJohn Harris Personnel managerMarie Whitefoot Learning and development managerJo Revell Health and safety managerMark Freathy Personnel manager for education and cultureSteve Newell Principle personnel officerSue Croughan Personnel officerClaire Hyde Senior personnel assistantBritish WaterwaysPeople Strategy teamAbout the company British Waterways is a public corporation that manages more than 2,000 milesof canals and navigable rivers. It employs more than 2,200 staff, includingarchitects, environmentalists and civil engineers, based at more than 50locations along the 200 year-old network. The challenge To improve the productivity and revenue of a company that evolved fromproviding maintenance to driving urban regeneration What the company did – Introduced performance management process – Performance appraisals and training and development initiatives – Management development programme – Harmonised employees terms and conditions Benefits and achievements – Doubled turnover of the business to more than £200m a year in five years – Productivity per employee increased by 178 per cent in five years – Staff turnover reduced to 8 per cent – Improvements in job satisfaction, loyalty and motivation – Reduction in absenteeism Professor Roger Gill says: “British Waterways’ HR strategy (knownas its ‘People Strategy’) shows outstanding innovation, achievement andcontribution to the business as a corporate champion in these areas. PeopleStrategy clearly supports the pursuit of the vision for its culture, and it hasreceived strong endorsements from senior executives in the company as well asstaff.” The teamNo. in team 4; 20 in HR, including pensions and payrollStaff responsible for 2,200Vince Morgan Personnel directorSally Charman Personnel manager (south)Andrew Johnson Personnel manager (north)Ken Adams Training and development managerThe sponsorRebusHR is one of the UK’s leading HR outsourcing firms providing strategicHR, payroll and employee information systems. It has been dedicated to helpingHR professionals  manage their functionto deliver bottom line business benefits for more than 30 years. RebusHR canoffer in-house systems, managed services, application hosting, personnelservices, ASP and outsourcing solutions for firms of all sizes. Comments are closed. RebusHR Award for Best HR Strategy in Line with BusinessOn 8 Oct 2002 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more