Well-known and regarded in their Northern Ireland home base, GRAHAM Construction wanted to tackle a two-fold issue: raising their profile in the construction industry as an 'employer of choice' in England and tackling the attrition of key managers who did not see a clear development route from senior manager to director level.
Balfour Beatty Rail is a leading international rail engineering, design and construction business, employing around 3,000 people with operations throughout the United Kingdom and other parts of Europe, South America, Australia, New Zealand and the Far East.
Amey Rail Consulting identified a need for their Group Service Line Leaders to develop their understanding and capability of how to operate effectively within a matrix organisation. Following a recent restructure, there was a requirement for the people working within each service line to offer core services within each sector and across the client base to ensure a more effective and consistent response to client demands and also be more efficient in managing resources across the business. It was becoming increasingly important that...
Keystone won a framework agreement with VineHR in 2013. VineHR is a not-for-profit, private limited company, established by Essex authorities to deliver shared workforce development projects. The Heads of HR from Essex authorities act as the board of Directors and agree the work programme and projects to be delivered. They achieve economies of scale by doing things once and sharing contracts, learning and development and policies and resources.
The Balfour Beatty Utilities ''Leadership in Action'' programme formed part of the organisation's broader Leadership Development curriculum. The programme was specifically designed to develop both confidence and ability to lead/manage effectively. In 2010 6 programmes were delivered which covered a management population of 84 delegates.
A theatre based UK Roadshow for all staff and contractors.
Positive Intervention Skills was a new training package designed to support safety behaviours at work. This was the first step of a three year strategy aimed at guiding Eric Wright's culture, across all business units, towards interdependence.
Safety training had traditionally been based around technical qualifications, and this had contributed to a plateau of lost time incidents and accidents. Now the aim was to ensure a decrease of the AFR by highlighting...
A combined DVD, Train the Trainer and conference event programme for all Line Managers.
Intervention Skills was a new training package designed to support safety behaviours at work. Safety training had traditionally been based around technical qualifications, and this had contributed to a plateauing of lost time incidents and accidents. Now the aim was to ensure a decrease by highlighting the impact of behaviours upon safety. We were asked to present safety training options that would engage leaders from the outset and...
A theatre-based Safety Leadership programme for Managers and Operatives.
In 2012, XERVON Palmers witnessed our work when attending a supplier's conference. Having already invested in European based Safety Consultancy they felt they were not in a position to engage us regarding developing a programme with them. After discussions it was felt by the XERVON leadership team that our approach and ability to increase worker engagement warranted a re-evaluation of where they needed to focus their efforts.
This programme was designed to assist managers with developing their leadership skills and to encourage them to think about their own leadership style and how best they could maximise their own performance and potential, as well as that of their teams. The behaviour and values of leaders directly affects the motivation and performance of employees. A manager's contribution as a leader in Balfour Beatty Rail is critical in achieving goals in a safety, product and project delivery, customer relationships, and financial results. The...
Balfour Beatty Rail Track
Making Zero Harm Personal
Programme aims In 2010, Balfour Beatty asked Keystone to design a Health and Safety course especially for the operatives and supervisors within Balfour Beatty Rail Track. Following the success of our first behavioural safety initiative in 2009, in which delegates worked through case studies and tackled best practice methods for managing safety issues typical to those found in the workplace, this training intervention was designed to take the delegates' learning...
Cummins Diesel Engines
Middle Manager Programme
Incorporating the Institute of Leadership and Management Level 5 Award in Leadership
Programme aims As an American owned large manufacturing company, Cummins Diesel Engines play on a world stage. The plant based in Darlington, in north east England, has to compete internally for capital investment, projects and customer orders against other Cummins manufacturing and testing facilities across the world.
The requirement for this programme was to...
Imperial Tobacco Limited
My Factory Programme
Incorporating the Insitute of Leadership and Management Level 2 Certificate in Team Leading
Programme aims As a manufacturing company, ITL had been through an 18 month period of major change, with another 6 months of change still ahead of them. One fundamental element of this change was a dramatic reduction in people – and a loss of thousands of years of experience across the workforce.
As a result of this, and other change initiatives...
Balfour Beatty Rail
Site Management of the Future
Incorporating the Institute of Leadership and Management Level 2 Certificate in Team Leading.
Programme aims Balfour Beatty Rail recognised an opportunity to develop the skills and behaviours in the Site Management population so that they could lead their teams to excellent results in this challenging climate. The programme also needed to establish Site Managers as essential change agents for all business improvements around implementing the...