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Develop your workforce to manage change

The recession has made businesses more flexible and responsive, which means employees often have to be more adaptable and have more skills than ever before. The best people in your company are also the most attractive to others. Here are some key ways to develop and retain your workforce to meet ongoing change.

Think long-term. Be your own crystal ball.

If you don't have a succession plan in place, we 'd suggest doing this as soon as possible as it is a long-term issue.

In addition, the number of people due to retire in the next few years is a huge consideration.

We can support you with longer-term strategic planning and steer you in the right direction to invest in young people. We'll help you recruit the right people with the right skills to maintain and grow your business.

Facing change: support and resources

  • Are you faced with the prospect of making redundancies? This is a bleak time for employees and employers, but if possible also try to view it as an opportunity to look at how to redevelop and take a fresh look at your workforce. Through PACE, we can give expert support to you and your employees.
  • There are other ways to grow and support your business after you've had to downsize such as tapping into young talent through apprenticeships.
  • Help your business stay on course in the future by anticipating the challenges or needs it may face - follow our tips on writing a business development plan.
  • Get expert help in identifying your company's skills needs using the free Skills for Growth service, which offers up to two days of business consultancy resulting in a detailed action plan for change.
  • Every business needs a strategy for dealing with the uncertainty around Brexit. Take a look at our Brexit resources for some ideas on where to start.