Dylan held the first of a new quarterly forum last month in an intimate setting at Soho House. All in all it was a great success and the guest speakers Marcus and Fiona gave everyone food for thought.
The forum is a confidential environment where senior HR management can discussthe ins and outs of set topics. Subjects covered on Wednesday 27th October include the following:
• Building pitch teams
• Aligning company values with client values OR ideally picking clients with similar values to your organisation and how this can increase your win ratio
• Internal values . Do your staff know who they are? Do you recruit according to your company’s values?
• Retaining staff and keeping them motivated and challenged within their role
• Do senior/board level staff understand the challenges of HR?
One handy tip that Marcus and Fiona gave us, was an online test which could really help any of you working within TV, radio, press, posters and all the other communication media. The Diagonal Thinking Self-assessment is an online tool, designed to aid recruitment into the advertising and communication industries. It tests the hypothesis that the most successful individuals working in the business are both Linear and Lateral Thinkers – they think ‘diagonally’.
Dylan is aiming to host the next forum in late January and we’re hoping to have a guest speaker from a psychometric testing firm to come along and share some of their expertise. They provide a range of assessments that create an environment of understanding to enable you to deliver success in your company. Their assessments provide insight on the key areas that reflect what people are capable of, what motivates them and their core strengths.
If you are interested in joining us for the January forum, please email either Phil (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Shaz (Shajnab@mashmarketing.co.uk) and let us know.