Within the first Leadership Programme, each location head from the UK and Ireland has taken a lead for each of the key functions (Sales, Purchasing, Quality, Warehouse and Logistics, Human Resources, Systems, Finance). Each is responsible for collating the issues relating to that function and subsequently feeding them through to the functional head prior to the three-day leadership programme session: as a result, they will then be responsible for the action plan resulting from their discussions.
In addition, the team is also undertaking as part of the programme, four one day sessions with an external leadership trainer who will be concentrating on their leadership skills and how they interact with others, and the resultant impact they can have on colleagues and the business. We do not want them to lose their local passion, which is undoubted and shines through, but we want them to also view the entire TR business as one entity.
Training and Development Module
Following on from the HR Self-Service System (introduced to the business two years ago) and the Performance Management System introduced last year, we are, in the coming twelve month period, to add a Training & Development module to the system. This will allow employees not only to browse training opportunities and courses and to be able to request training through the system, but will also give TR a more proactive and effective approach in managing the training budget. Once training has been completed, evaluation forms will be automatically generated allowing us to ensure that the training offered is relevant, fit for purpose and that the trainers are up to the standard that we would expect.
At TR we value our colleagues, and so it is therefore important to open up opportunities to everyone at all levels, skills and ability. Today we are training the leaders of the future, and it gives my HR team and management great satisfaction to see the investment in our people reaping dividends for all stakeholders and most importantly, the individual.
We look forward to reporting on our successes once again, in next year's Annual Report.