Cornish HR initiative launched

Sue Hook and Dougie Woods

A new initiative has been launched in Cornwall to help local businesses get the very best out of their employees.

Better People – Better Results’ is the result of a collaboration between two of Cornwall’s leading human resources companies – Sapience HR and Talent Cornwall.

The companies will be holding a series of workshops aimed at providing SMEs with practical and pragmatic advice on how to get the best out of their people, and consequently improve the bottom line.

Sapience HR director Sue Hook explained: “We aim to deliver workshops that give sensible advice that is both inexpensive to implement and easy to understand. We have brought together years of good practice, hints and tips that are designed to prove that simple changes to the way we work with people can make a lasting difference.”

Talent Cornwall director Dougie Woods added: “We aim to cover a full spectrum of people management issues. This is not about offering complex concepts or expensive solutions; we will not be covering detailed employment law or tricky concepts. Good people management is mostly about the application of common sense solutions and knowing how to adapt clever ideas into your organisation.”

The workshops will be held at Pool Innovation Centre, which has come on board as co-sponsor for the initiative. Innovation director Bernard Curren remarked: “We were delighted when this initiative was first proposed to us. The concept is fresh and new and aligned to the sort of business support initiative that the centre encourages, especially as it highlights the value of people as a resource in business. We are very pleased to be a part of it.”

The workshops are being supported by Business Link and CPR Regeneration, who are both offering funding to organisations who wish to send managers onto any of the courses.

Two half-day introductory sessions have also been organised, on the morning and afternoon of September 14, to give interested companies a greater insight into what the workshops offer. To book a place, please click here.