People Come First

Kemp, Stewart
December 2004
Management Services;Dec2004, Vol. 48 Issue 12, p22
Academic Journal
This article provides information on the People of Aspects of Change seminars offered by Bennington HR Consultancy, a firm of human resources management consultants. Bennington's main roles are in providing outsourced human resource departments, including training and management development. But its other core activity is in helping/training outgoing employees to find their feet in new roles. Bennington's point is that no consultancy project is devoid of influence on people throughout the organization--regardless of level. And involvement begins at a time imposed by those people, not when the board or senior management deem it necessary. Bennington wants to educate management services people and consultants in non-human resource specialties on the importance of handling the human element from the start and how to convince their client of that necessity as well. The People Aspects of Change seminars will be geared to the specialties of those attending but in general will cover: the process, legislation, psychology of change, timing, collective consultation, mechanisms and media. The seminars usually last a full day but a half-day version is possible for those consultants under severe time pressure or who can successfully absorb a crammer.


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