You want to get to the root cause of hiring problems. I will guide you.
Through inclusive workshops that people love. Let’s find the solutions to your recruitment and candidate experience woes, fast.
Workshops that give you crystal clear clarity and direction, fast
Want a map out of the issues that complicate hiring and create undue stress for all?
Technology cannot fix the usual cause of recruitment problems. The humans involved. We are complex!
As a Master Facilitator, I create design-thinking workshops that your people will love. It will locate your recruitment and candidate experience problems and set you on a clear path to fixing them.
We will get to the root cause. The real cause. The hidden cause of your company’s specific hiring problems.
Considering the challenges of hiring in this market, that can be exacerbated by hybrid working. And the importance of EVP, DEIB, hybrid working and employer brand. Few companies know how to get it right.
Don’t miss your chance to get it right.
Workshops that put joy, flow & empathy into recruitment.
Flexible: 90 minutes, half day, one-day or even a two-day retreat. It’s all possible.
Your team knows what it needs. It simply needs a democratic process to draw it out and ensure results.
Online or in-person, I will lead you. You and your team will use post-its to capture ideas and solutions. It ensures even the quietest or least experienced is heard. Plus, it’s a fun way to get actionable results, so people want to get involved.
Because who said we have to be super serious to get great results?
I have led workshops that uncovered and addressed:
Hover over each topic for more.
Team Communication & Bonding
It’s not like teams plan to have communication issues but, alas, we human are quirky! Through the collaborative nature of a design-thinking workshop, teams bond as they work together to create solutions to issues.
Interviewing For Recruiters & HMs
So many different factors come into play with interviews! And I’ve witnessed many companies roll out interview training that made little impact because the issue wasn’t in the interviewing itself. It was in – for example – the unrealistic expectations of the hiring manager, or the poor intake strategy session, or the lack of market awareness, and so on. A workshop will unearth the real issue so you can fix it!
Creating Hiring Manager Partnerships
The most crucial part of hiring, yet the one that is often overlooked. Your team has ideas on how they can create better, more fruitful, and more strategic partnerships. In workshops I’ve witnessed teams vent their frustrations, decide the most crucial to fix, and design solutions that work. In the following weeks they have implemented them, delivering immediate ROI and, importantly, a reduction in stress, discord, and failed talent acquisition.
Future-Proofing HR & Talent Acquisition
In these times of flux one thing is certain, the people you recruit determine the success of the company. In just one day, a workshop can help you get clear on your strategy or structure so you and your team are ready for the future. In a recent one day workshop, the HR & TA team defined a strucure and strategy that ensured they will work closely together, both now and in the future, so that talent acquisition is easier and retention is better. Within a month the new structure and strategy were implemented, saving them bucket loads of time, money and resource. A massive ROI.
Work-Life Balance | Reducing Stress
One great thing about a design-thinking workshop is that they’re fun! (Well mine are) So in itself, it gives your team a much needed day to work ‘on the business’ instead of ‘in the business’. They can look at the areas causing stress or imbalance and define solutions to get things back to something happier and more productive! The causes are so wide and varied, that trying to work these out one-by-one can be taxing on your time. Whereas a workshop will soon get you understanding what is the most pressing and how to address it/them pronto!
Promoting Employer Brand With Ease
This has come up in several workshops due to the importance of employer branding but, sadly, its lack of funding! Through workshops, teams created high-impact low-effort solutions that will build a strong employer brand, and which can be executed with finite resources and little budget. Perfect!
Really, the sky is the limit!
You’ll never really know which problems will be addressed until we run your session. In all workshops, I’ve witnessed honesty, even brutal honesty, because participants know they are in a safe space and that they will be fairly included in devising the solutions.
If you want to discover what your people are not saying, and save a ton of time figuring it all out, drop me a line or book a call below.
A few recent examples. Upcoming, I am delivering design-thinking workshops addressing:
- inexperienced managers: I'll be guiding them to share what they need to succeed hiring team members.
- readiness to recruit from diverse pools: guiding companies to be visible & inclusive to ex-offenders.
- creating a whole new talent acquisition function.
OLX Group's aim:
- to inspire their talent acquisition professionals and recruitment coordinators during their away days
- looking for ways to excel in hiring manager relationships, candidate communication, and candidate experience.
- high impact, low effort solutions agreed in 3 separate areas.
- clearly defined steps to implement each solution.
- a team equipped and inspired to deliver exceptional service.
Katrina delivered an amazing, inspiring full-day workshop for my team at OLX Group. She kept a group of 40 recruiters and recruitment coordinators, from all over the world, engaged and fully focused for the entire duration of the session, and helped us build specific action plans to improve how we work with stakeholders, our communication and candidate experience. Katrina's energy and wit are unparalleled. I never thought organising a workshop could be that entertaining! She is a real pleasure to work with, spreading energy and enthusiasm, while providing support and reflection when needed. It was a real pleasure and I'd be happy to work with her again!
Camphill Village Trust's challenge:
- over 70 job vacancies in the talent-scarce adult care sector.
- poorly defined recruitment process & candidate experience.
- difficulty attracting applicants and poor retention.
- issues revealed and high impact, low effort solutions agreed.
- clearly defined recruitment process & role duties outlined.
- a HR team with a new inspired lens on talent acquisition.
Katrina facilitated a fabulous two day workshop to help us improve our attraction strategy and recruitment process through the lens of candidate experience. Katrina brought energy, fun and humour as well as her willingness to challenge process and mindset, and her obvious depth and breadth of experience across talent acquisition. This workshop has been a catalyst to making significant changes to how we resource recruitment in the People team as well as some clear goals and recommendations for next steps that have been accepted by the Executive team at Camphill Village Trust.
Wow!! I expected something great and Katrina brought awesome! A true injection of energy and inspiration brought to my recruiter team and a boost to their morale. We all left buzzing with new ideas and approaches and that were transferable into any recruitment sector. I would highly recommend Katrina and know all my recruitment team would too. Thank you Katrina for ‘bringing it’ 🙂
I had the opportunity to work with Katrina and put together a great design-thinking session. Katrina has a deep “out of the box” vision and came with an innovative facilitation session that covers the who, how, what and why. She is open for feedback and has a high emotional intelligence to navigate complex environments and adjust her style to meet the cultural expectations. I really appreciated working with Katrina; I cannot recommend her dedicated and diligent work more highly!
Want to know more?
Before you create your recruitment strategy. Before you pay for an expensive solution, hoping it’s the fix. Book a time to chat👇🏻
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What makes these workshops different?
Besides the energy I bring to them, which is evident in all the reviews and many images on this page, I create workshops using the principles of design-thinking. Which has been stolen borrowed from the world of product design.
Design thinking is a process for creative problem solving, and it has a human-centered core. If you know anything about me or have read The Robot-Proof Recruiter, you will know that I am a champion of human first (or candidate centric) recruitment. Beacsue it delivers the best results both now and in the future.
What's the ROI? 💰
Without knowing your exact recruitment challenges, it is hard to calculate.
But a few ways possibilities could be… (deliberately being pessimistic about the results you’ll achieve!)
- What is the cost to the business each day a role remains open? Your hiring manager should know this figure for their role. How much would the business save if your team reduced the time-to-hire by just one day for each and every role?
- What is the current cost of poor hiring manager partnerships? Divide up the recruiter’s salary to get their hourly. Then times that figure by the hours wasted to-ing and fro-ing, while they reject candidate after candidate, cancel interviews last minute, and generally do all of those things that irk us delay successful hiring. What if we reduced the time wasted by a measely 10%?
- Then there’s the cost of candidate ghosting, reliance on agencies, poor employer branding, [insert what popped up]… and these can all be reduced.
Plus, there is also the direct ROI of not calling in a consulatncy. People who will charge your company a fortune and spend months interviewing your peole trying to figure it all out. Only to present you with an overhwelming report, which will cost even more time to digest and impelement.
Wheras in our workshop, you will get to the root cause of your company’s recruitment and candidate experience issues. And depending on what you choose, you could also have the steps needed to implement your high-impact and low effort solutions by the end of the session. In just one day, if you wish.
For example, the 3 different solutions below were mapped out in a one day-workshop. The team commited to implement them the very next week, knowing that great collaboration between HR & TA would lead to better recruitment and retention. Now that’s ROI! 💰
Do you offer discounts for charities and NHS?
I sure do! Book a call, and let’s chat about budgets and hopes.
I have a different question
No problem, drop me a line. Happy to help!