Having got underneath the flow of work (that’s a case study in itself) we put two proposals to the shareholders. Both were rejected, but the second one ignited an idea in the shareholders and together we came up with Plan C.
This involved coaching one senior department leader to “cross the yard” to run another department where her knowledge of the previous department would improve cohesion and decision making there. We then needed to go to the market and recruit for her role and project manage the induction processes for both.
The shareholders had no experience of recruiting for this type of role as they had performed all the senior decision making roles themselves until this point.
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We have first hand experience of what attracts good people and how to search for senior staff, structure the team, prepare solid role descriptions, thorough interviews, remuneration packages and contractual essentials.