In the current economic climate many organisations, regardless of size, are facing the reality of having to restructure to reduce costs and redeploy employees in order to maximise the performance of their current workforce.
Decisions regarding redundancies and redeployment should naturally be made in as clear, objective and efficient a way as possible, but too often it is easy to look to historic data about performance or adopt an inappropriate ‘last in, first out’ approach. With the introduction of the recent Equality Act, the LIFO system is no longer a feasible or acceptable option and, as the first option is not based on future potential, it could mean that the organisation fails to have the right people in the right roles.
To take a more objective approach and one which is completely resilient to external audit and scrutiny, organisations should incorporate psychometric assessment and other techniques into the process to enable them to assess against the competencies required for each role. This will ensure there are objective reasons for letting people go, while aiding the retention of people who will be integral to the company’s future performance.
Cognisis can provide your organisation with effective, consistent and objective measures of each employee’s value to the organisation giving you confidence to make the right redeployment decisions.
Our support can help redeploy your workforce to ensure that you retain the best employees for the right roles.
• objectively identifying essential employees
• an approach completely resilient to external audit and scrutiny
• redundancy consultation and selection support
• outplacement guidance and counselling
• align latent talent with business objectives
• reduce costs through job analysis
• increase productivity through motivation assessments
The Equality Act ensures that recruitment decisions made by employers may only be based on objective and fair criteria relevant for success in the job - such as competencies, experience, qualifications and skills.
Our service ensures that your selection process is not only practical, rigorous, objective, fair and transparent - but also meets the requirements of the new Act.
Cognisis has provided a wide range of assessment services to local government, not for profit organisationsand private sector companies for over 5 years.
Read on here for more details of how our specialised expertise may be of support to your organisation.
Delivering competitive advantage through people
Cognisis provide expert consulting services which combine applied occupational psychology with commercially focused HR solutions.
We deliver competitive advantage by ensuring that our clients acquire, manage, motivate and retain the very best people.
Talented people are a decisive source of competitive advantage and their acquisition, management and retention has become a critical driver of business performance.
In the skills and knowledge-based economy of the 21st century, winning companies attract, develop and retain the best people. Talent has become more important than capital, strategy or R&D and it’s become essential to employ the very best staff to secure a competitive edge.
Use our expertise to acquire, manage, motivate and keep the very best talent for your organisation.