Navigating the middle manager maze: 10 practical toolkits


Our people development specialists have created 10 practical toolkits based on the most common problems they are seeing among the middle manager and leadership teams they regularly support. These insightful resources contain useful frameworks, along with other tools and tips, to help middle managers overcome everyday hurdles and excel in their role.

Download the tookits now for immediate and practical support, and put yourself in with a chance to receive an exclusive invite to one of our complimentary workshops.

The future of recruiting and skills-based hiring: how to attract and recruit critical talent


Many organisations approach recruitment with a bias towards specific industry experience and ignore candidates that possess the key skills necessary to thrive in their organisation. AI’s involvement in recruitment may be worsening this problem, as programmes are told to automatically disregard applications that don’t include relevant experience on CVs – no matter how promising a candidate may otherwise be.

Download the guide to see how implementing a more ‘human’, skills-based approach to recruitment to help attract and recruit top talent with ‘high demand’ skills that can help your organisation grow.

Maintain business as usual during redundancies in this practical guide


Preparing to make redundancies is never easy for those both directly or indirectly affected. Our practical advice in 7 key focus areas help you continue to maintain a positive culture, successfully support your employees, mitigate risks, and manage the process effectively during a challenging time.

Download the guide to find our how to:

  • Build an inclusive culture
  • Equip your managers
  • Prepare and communicate effectively
  • Plan for employee resistance
  • Address remote working
  • Approach the initiative with sensitivity
  • Support employee wellbeing

What is outplacement? A practical guide for your organisation


Outplacement Explained is a short, practical guide to demystify outplacement and explore Connor’s unique approach to supporting people who are leaving your organisation.

Dealing with a redundancy or settlement agreement can be tough. Outplacement provides employees who are leaving an organisation with practical career advice and coaching support to help them to make their next move.

Download the guide to find out:

  • What outplacement is, and how it looks and feels to those receiving it
  • The benefits of outplacement for your people and your organisation
  • How to create a business case for investing in your leavers

Are your change programmes set-up for success?

It is reported that 75% of change programmes fail. So what is it that makes the other 25% succeed? The focus needs to be on People!

Connor’s Director of Organisational Change and HR Services recently lead an exclusive and interactive seminar on all things change. This session addressed a wide range of change programmes and centred around answering real time attendee questions, offering support and advice, and highlighting where Connor might be able to help.

Download this white paper where we explore the outputs from that session and offer practical advice on how you can set your change programmes up for success.

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HR’s Guide to Mergers & Acquisitions (pre-integration)


All organisations need to plan and manage the inevitability of change. Understanding that change is constant, inevitable and reliant on the willingness of employees to accept the new world post M&A is a keystone for each phase of the process and helps to underline the importance of Human Resources (HR) and their influence, involvement and inclusion in each and every key stage.

Download our guide, HR’s Guide to M&A (Pre-Integration) where we share a simple 5 phase approach for a successful M&A.

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How should an HR team prepare for radical organisational change?


On Wednesday 8th September we brought together a panel of experts to discuss how leaders should prepare a business for organisational change when it’s no longer fit for purpose, or needs to make a significant change in direction.

This white paper outlines the  methods and approaches that leaders and HR professionals should be adopting and what questions they should be asking the business.


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The do’s and don’ts of Redundancy with a remote workforce


Redundancy, regardless of the cause, is a difficult and emotional process, so it’s critical that it is managed in the right way.

On Wednesday 28th April 2021 we brought together a panel of experts to discuss the real problems and dilemmas of considering restructuring and change that result in redundancies at this challenging time – both economically and in the workplace.

This whitepaper details the questions discussed in the session, whilst sharing the learnings, key guidance and wisdom on what can make the difference when undergoing the redundancy process with a remote workforce. Focusing on specific aspects such as planning, communication and compassion.


HR Leader Think Tank: What have we learnt through Covid-19 that we can use to improve our people practices?

In October 2020, Connor brought together a group of HR leaders to discuss what has been learnt so far through the Covid-19 pandemic and how we can apply these learnings to transform our organisations’ people practices for the future.

The Think Tank was co-hosted by Julia Nickless, Director of People Development at Connor and Paula Keen, European HR Director at Elavon. Attending HR leaders came from a wide variety of sectors including not-for-profit, travel and leisure, financial services, commercial property, manufacturing and technology.

In this report we share the key outputs from the discussion, just complete your details in the form provided.
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HR Leader Think Tank: ‘Returning’ to the workplace – What should we focus upon?


We recently brought together 12 HR leaders, from a variety of organisations and industries, to explore how we can all best support our people in ‘returning’ to the workplace during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Three areas were discussed:

1.    What have HR leaders been doing to-date?

2.    What are the challenges?

3.    What trends have HR leaders noticed and what will be important moving forward in this pandemic?

In this report we share the key outputs from the discussion, just complete your details in the form provided.