Sometimes our work fits into one of our four specialist areas: Employee Value Proposition (EVP), Employee Engagement, Employer Brand or Future Focus. Other work spans them all. Our case studies give an insight into how we have worked on specific projects with our clients. You might need something similar to these or something totally different. We tailor what we do, for you. From one-off reviews, assessments and workshops to global strategies and large-scale implementations, our team of experts is ready to tackle any challenge to get you the results you need.
The key to the success of this EVP project was really getting to grips with the needs of two distinct businesses (Kuoni Group’s Global Travel Distribution (GTD) and Global Travel Services (GTS) divisions) operating in culturally different landscapes, in a rapidly changing industry. We worked closely with our client to develop a compelling global EVP with a clear, actionable, five-year implementation plan – read our Kuoni Group EVP case study to see how we did it.
“…it was talentsmoothie’s professionalism and vast experience in organisation culture, generational knowledge, and their general understanding of what motivates global employees in the workplace that were critical to the success of the project.”
Lorraine Slattery — Chief HR Officer & James Reuben — Vice President, Kuoni Global Travel Services
Whether our Employee Value Proposition (EVP) projects are global in nature or focused on a country or region we always apply the same principles, which are to segment your employees across important talent segments and really understand what they want from work. This is exactly what we did with AstraZeneca when we needed to create an EVP that would resonate well with all 65,000 employees – read our AstraZeneca EVP case study to see how we did it.
“talentsmoothie are one of only a small handful of external partners that truly understand what an EVP is and how it can work to drive a business and its culture forward.”
Stephen Lochhead — former Director, Global Talent Attraction, AstraZeneca
One of the things we constantly hear, through our research with employees, is how important career development is to them. It’s often one of the most important factors that keep people engaged at work. Creating structured career paths and offering career advice are recommendations we often make following our EVP diagnostic work. Career development workshops work well for all employees, as this topic is equally important to people regardless of where they are in their careers. That was the approach taken by HSBC, when they asked us to develop a Career Development Workshop for people between 18 months and 15+ years into their career – read our HSBC Career Management and Development case study to see how we did it.
“talentsmoothie have supported us with a very forward thinking approach to managing career development. Our emerging talent value honesty and transparency ie. telling it like it is, and it’s been refreshing to run career development sessions that balance the key organisational messages with a strong focus on understanding the personal motivations and values of the individual.”
Andy Birkby — Senior Talent Specialist, UK and Europe, HSBC
Our work on culture and values is inextricably linked with all four of our areas of expertise: EVP, Employee Engagement, Employer Brand and Future Focus. We work with you to understand the environment required for business success on the one hand, and to create high employee engagement on the other. We help to align both sides with recommendations for process and culture change. Our work with GSK was to do just that, by understanding what culture and values should represent their new business merged from four existing ones – read our GSK case study to see how we did it.
“talentsmoothie demonstrated both a clear understanding of the needs of the organisation during this change and engagement process combined with a sense of urgency to deliver actionable outcomes.”
Ruth Gibson — HR Director, GSK
“Enterprise has been working in partnership with talentsmoothie on our talent agenda for a few years now. Diversity and inclusion is big at Enterprise, and I wanted some help with a specific programme around a Women in Leadership event. Without question, talentsmoothie was my first port of call. talentsmoothie really understood my objectives for the workshop and created a 3-hour module that complemented everything I required, making the event a success. They are professional, dedicated to getting things right and pay real attention to the detail. And they deliver — Ali was fantastic on the day. talentsmoothie was a great choice — thanks for your help!”
Christopher Buckley — Group Development Manager, Enterprise Rent-a-car
“talentsmoothie produced a great ‘Generation Y’ session for our Annual HR conference. They were a delight to work with, as quite simply they seem to genuinely care about the Gen Y issue, and ensure they communicate pertinent and relevant messages to their clients. The talentsmoothie workshop was one of the most popular sessions of our conference, presented in a light hearted and engaging way. A big thanks to talentsmoothie for their passion and commitment.”
Kate Dee — Executive Director of People Development, Time Warner