Ricoh UK’s talent development programme recognised in industry awards
Ricoh UK’s talent development programme has been recognised by the Association of Business Psychologists (ABP) and Personnel Today (PT) in their annual awards. The company is one of the finalists in the ABP’s Excellence in Talent Management category and the PT’s Talent Management award.
The programme has been designed to identify and develop talent and leadership potential within the organisation, with a particular focus on the top female talent, and to foster cross-functional knowledge by breaking down silos across the business. To achieve this, Ricoh UK adopted the Wave-i solution developed by Saville Assessment, a leading provider of psychometric assessments to assess and develop potential and performance in the workplace.
Glenn Griggs, CEO of Ricoh UK, commented: ‘Ricoh has undergone a significant transformation to become a workspace integrator with a robust digital services portfolio. How we attract, develop, and retain talent has been at the core of this process. Ricoh’s nomination in these awards highlights our commitment and shows that we’re taking the right actions. I am personally very proud of this achievement.’
The initiative was split into two cohorts consisting of senior people managers and their direct reports. All participants completed the Saville Assessment’s Wave Professional Styles questionnaire, which powers the Wave-i solution, with the results feeding into multiple objectives of the programme.
From the organisational perspective, the main objective was to create an overall view of Ricoh UK’s leadership potential with the ability to drill down into divisional pictures of talent potential.
On an individual level, the data informed nominations for mentoring, sponsorship, and other training and development initiatives. All participating employees were provided with career development advice and actionable suggestions through a personalised career development report. These reports fed into the employees’ end-of-year performance reviews and setting of development plans for the year ahead.
Rebecca Rodger, Apprentice & Talent Development Manager at Ricoh UK, said: ‘The process was not about Ricoh telling people what they are going to be, rather about facilitating change and instigating conversations about potential with individuals and what leadership development would look like for them.’
Glenn Griggs, CEO at Ricoh UK: ‘My priority as the CEO is to make sure that our people can achieve their full potential at Ricoh. I’m very pleased that we were able to unearth insights and make evidence-based decisions that are good for our business, good for our people and, ultimately, good for our customers.’
He continued: ‘What’s particularly important to me in my role as Executive Sponsor for Gender, is that we were able to put emphasis on surfacing female talent through this process. This feeds into our action plan to encourage and promote more women within our business and the wider industry.’
The Association of Business Psychologists and Personnel Today award ceremonies will be taking place in London in November.
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