March 8, 2019Comments are off for this post.

International Women’s Day 2019

It's no hidden fact that there's a lot to do to level the playing field for women in work. From better employee perks that support women who are mothers, to reducing the gender pay gap until there is none to even talk about, and let's not get going on the challenge of getting a better balance of women in senior positions & greater diversity of women.

This International Women's Day we wanted to spend the day celebrating the amazing work that's being done by organisations across Scotland and the UK. To celebrate the wonder women who make Connect Three the awesome business that it is. To join with an inspirational global organisation to talk everything #BalanceForBetter, and to inspire women in the workplace and beyond to believe that there is a brighter tomorrow.

Kicking-off our International Women's Day with Lenovo, we hosted an inspiring workshop to explore and engage some of the Head Office team in Scotland to reflect on ways in which they could balance their professional and personal lives for better. Organisations which value their staff will always strive to support the celebration of equality within the workplace and it was fantastic to be able to help lead that process in honour of International Women's Day 2019.

In fact, we left so inspired by the pledges made by the changemakers in the room that we've pulled them together into our top hacks for the month.

Do more things for fun.

Spend more time doing things that just make you happy.

Stop wanting to take control of everything.

Stop making excuses.

Use my day better.

Participate more.

These pledges honestly made us grin from ear to ear and we're hop, skip and jumping into the rest of International Women's Month with a renewed sense of how valuable workshops like these are for empowering woman and men alike.

On the other side of Glasgow some of our team came together to host the latest workshop in our Scottish Enterprise, Managing People for Growth programme - a development series for supervisors and managers ready to supercharge their careers and those of their team - and it seemed like the perfect way to close off a day of celebrating all of the amazing women in business throughout Scotland.

However your business is celebrating the theme of #BalanceForBetter this week, month and year we encourage you to involve your staff and have them partake in some self-reflection and pledge setting.

And of course we couldn't finish without saying a huge Connect Three thanks to the women in our team who make what we do one of the best jobs in the world. So to Barbara, Fiona, Susan, Shona, Tina, Katy, Laura, and Vicky; thank you for being so awesome.

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March 1, 2019Comments are off for this post.

Connect with Colin

Introducing our Connections Series: Chief Explorer

Connect Three Founder

Chief Explorer

 

Our Connect Three family has grown over the years and at the heart of our business is connecting people with the right skills, empowerment and knowledge to make the changes they need in their professional, and often personal lives.

What better way to start our connection series that with our very own Colin Lamb. Each file in our 'Connection Series' will spotlight the work of a member of the Connect Three team and provide you with top tips to help grow your business and professional learning through what they have learnt.

And without further ado, it's time to connect with Colin.

First up what's your role at Connect Three and what do you do?

I am the Chief Explorer.

This means it is my job to explore new opportunities and possibilities, new ways of doing things, new talent, new trends and to constantly innovate what we do. My role is about fostering a culture and workplace to empower our team to #be curious #bold and importantly #themselves.

Nice! Must be a busy but engaging role. Next up. what was one of your proudest moments in February?

Definitely Connect Three being recognised as a finalist for FSB Awards this month. We didn’t win this time but it’s not always about winning – we are really proud to be recognised and shortlisted.

Aye, it's definitely the taking part that counts. So here's a little curveball, what three things would you take with you on a desert island?

I never go anywhere without a notepad. so of course that would need a pen too and finally I’d have to take my Nespresso machine too I think as I am an absolute coffeeholic.

And now to pick your brain How can businesses help upskill their leaders through coaching?

Coaching for me is underused and under appreciated as a way to develop leaders. Leaders need time and space to work through challenges they are facing whether these are to do with people, practices or productivity.

Leaders may know what they need to do and another training course may not cut the mustard. This is when coaching can become helpful to unlock a leaders potential.

Last but not last; who would be your dream person to coach?

I don’t think I could name a single person – not even a celebrity. This is because ‘you’ need to want to be coached to achieve something – a goal or target e.g. a new job, to overcome conflict, to think differently at work etc. My dream person would have a very clear goal in mind and want to work with a coach to get there faster.

And that's it for this month's connect. Make sure you're following us on social media to catch Colin's social media takeover on Instagram and if you're feeling inspiring to have some career coaching why not get in touch today to see how Connect Three can help.

 


 

See how our personalised coaching can help you and your business grow in March.

 

 

 

August 20, 2018Comments are off for this post.

Senior Consultant – Strategy & Change Specialist

Connect Three are a dynamic consultancy who are experiencing internal growth and looking to add strong expertise to our already committed and talented team.

This exciting opportunity will provide the right person to help our clients with their business growth/ change strategy and deliver extraordinary business results through their people. This role is also to help shape the future of Connect Three by having key input and working collaboratively with the existing team to achieve our goals.

Our team helps organisations deliver sustainable change by getting people to accept, adopt, and drive change. As part of the team, you’ll help our clients develop and communicate a plan that enables their employees to execute and embrace lasting transformation by empowering them to change their behaviour focusing on critical things that drive successful results.

We are looking for a permanent addition to the team who is invested to help us grow. We would also consider a part-time post to help cast the net further to help us catch the right person.

 

Responsibilities:

As a Senior Consultant, you’ll work as part of a team of problem solvers with extensive consulting and industry experience, helping our clients solve their complex business issues from strategy to execution. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Proactively assist in the management of a portfolio of clients, while reporting to the Managing Director
  • Work with our Business & Workflow Manager to ensure smooth financial management of projects and clients
  • Be actively involved in business development activities to help identify and research opportunities on new/existing clients
  • Contribute to the development of the team’s technical acumen
  • Develop strategies to solve complex technical challenges
  • Assist in the management and delivering of large projects
  • Train, coach, and supervise our staff
  • Keep up to date with local and national business and economic issues
  • Help promote the company brand and values internally and externally

Essential Criteria:

  • Validated change management experience gained in a consultancy setting.
  • Sound knowledge and working experience within different industries
  • A confirmed knowledge of prevailing change management trends, emergent practices and a track record of innovating in one or more change management area.
  • Excellent skills in diagnosing a fit-for-purpose change approach, developing the approach and then implementing it.
  • A consistent track record of delivering complex programmes of work and an ability to prioritise and handle multiple tasks in a demanding work environment.
  • Validated consulting skills, including excellent communication and social skills, with the ability to develop effective working relationships both internally and externally.
  • Ability to work successfully as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Ability to develop and facilitate workshops with client teams.
  • Be available to travel to client sites across the UK (and potentially Europe)
  • Proficient with Microsoft 365 applications including Sharepoint.
  • Educated to degree level, or equivalent.

Desirable Criteria:

  • Experience working with global organisations as part of a consultancy firm
  • Experience of working with large UK public sector, private and third sector clients.
  • Relevant professional qualification, such as MSc in a relevant discipline, CIPD qualification or a qualification in psychometric testing.
  • Wider experience in strategy development, change management and implementation

What we will offer you

         Competitive salary (Full time or part-time)

         Flexible Working arrangements

         Amazing office space and great culture

         28 days holiday plus one extra day for your birthday and for cont. service

         ½ day Xmas Shopping day per annum

         Training & Wellbeing allowances

         Personalised lunch with the Captain

         Summer and Xmas Teambuilding days 

         Days to give back to Charity

         Audible monthly subscription (or equivalent)

 

To apply please send your CV and Covering letter to Jobs@connectthree.co.uk before the deadline of 12pm 10th September 2018.

August 13, 2018Comments are off for this post.

Business & Workflow Manager

About the Role:

This role is a new role in the business to work with the Managing Director and our team to help with planning and running the business in line with existing and future growth. This role interfaces with sales, consultancy and support areas of the business and involves planning, scheduling, management of contracts/ workstreams and finance. You will be working with a highly motivated team who deliver meaningful and quantifiable benefit to the business, coordinating all workflows and capturing and recording data.  Developing effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders is important to us here and so is knowing our position and direction we are heading. Therefore, this role will be a key stakeholder in shaping the design and delivery of our forecasting, finance & scheduling roadmap to continue us on our journey.

 

The Responsibilities:

         Deliver accurate forecasts, effective schedules and outcome options to stakeholders.

         Demonstrate the ability to anatomise workload and set measurable and timely tasks accordingly.  

         Anticipate business needs and requirements through monitoring and analysis of trends and data, in order to provide mitigation options to the operation. 

         Ensure that all KPIs, objectives and strategic goals are outlined and achieved 

         Embrace change by leading and showing comfort in a fast-paced, working environment.

         Represent the business, communicating with effectiveness whilst showing strength when making decisions that affect key stakeholders.

         Collaborate with others and work toward the development of best practice procedures within planning and reporting for business success

         Be a decision maker for finance & scheduling queries.

         Understand the knowledge, capabilities and capacity of individuals in the team and ensure the best allocation of work is given to best person

         Drive continuous improvement in all processes and systems used 

         Work with all members of the team to promote the benefits of effective planning and display the appropriate personal leadership qualities while doing so.

         Provide financial and business management expertise and recommendations to Senior Management and the wider business.

 

What you will offer us

 Necessary Experience:

         Proven Team Leader experience working in an agile environment.

         Stakeholder management experience and excellent communication skills.

         Experience working in a finance/ or scheduling function 

         Experience working within a consultancy business model (or similar)

         Strong knowledge of organisational development/ business management  

 Desired Experience:

         Experience managing scheduling function with complex customer journeys for a team of 12-15 consultants 

         Experience in delivering operational updates to a director level audience

         Evidence of driving continuous improvement culture

         Experience with Xero and CRM/ project management/ scheduling systems 

 Competencies:

         Data Analytics

         Stakeholder Management

         Management and Coordination

         Statistical Modelling

         Personal Leadership

         Communication

         Reporting and Management Information

         Prioritisation

         Strategic Planning

 What we will offer you

         Competitive salary, bonus, expenses and pension 

         Flexible Working arrangements

         Amazing office space and a great culture with opportunity to grow your role within business 

         28 days holiday plus one extra day for your birthday and for cont. service

         ½ day Xmas Shopping day

         Training & Wellbeing allowances

         Personalised lunch with the Captain

         Summer and Xmas Teambuilding days 

         Days to give back to Charity

         Audible monthly subscription (or equivalent)

Deadline for applications: Monday 27th August 2018 at 12pm.

To apply please email  your Covering Letter & CV to hello@connectthree.co.uk with the subject line BUSINESS WORKFLOW MANAGER

January 25, 2018Comments are off for this post.

Leadership Development Consultant – Glasgow based with travel

We are looking to increase our core team with an experienced, commercial leadership development consultant with bags of character and charm.

Our values are integral to how we do what we do and as must align fully with the right person.

Our values are:

Be CURIOUS - helps us to explore, join the dots, think differently, and question the status quo #detective #creativethinking

Be BOLD - helps us to act, call-out and challenge #justdoit #dontaskpermission

Be YOU - helps is to bring our best version of ourselves to work #resilience #mentalfitness #personality #strengths #flexibleworking

This role will be working alongside our Client Development Director, Chief Explorer, Workflow & Finance Manager and our experienced consultant team to help to scope, design and ultimately deliver OD, leadership and management development solutions with different businesses primarily all over Scotland and the UK. Leading from the front helping to plan and oversee core projects helping to assist our team with design and delivery.

The ideal candidate will also help develop and maintain business relationships and attend networking events to help promote the business. There are opportunities for this role to develop into a Director-level role as the business grows. #belimitless

Check out or website for more information or get in touch if you feel you can help us achieve our goal To explore & discover the potential from people to make workplaces happier and more productive

Practically speaking:

Reporting to the Chief Explorer you will:

  • Design and deliver management and leadership training workshops and programmes across UK
  • Work as a consultant helping to identify business and people needs and gaps and provide relevant and appropriate recommendations and solutions.
  • Carry out psychometric profiling and other diagnostic tools and conduct feedback to clients
  • Help grow and develop business by acquiring new business and helping with proposals, tenders and business development
  • Work with our team to ensure a joined-up approach and to help assist others across a variety of frameworks and interventions ranging from business strategy, organisational development and leadership and management development.
  • Help assist with internal development of staff

If you're right for this role…

You’ll enjoy working within a fast-paced, solutions-driven, people-focused organisation.  You’ll have a proactive can-do attitude and work well both independently and as part of a team and be aligned with our values.

  • Previous experience in an internal OD role or as a management/ leadership Consultant
  • Extensive workplace training design & delivery experience in management and leadership
  • Experience supporting change management interventions
  • Experience facilitating business strategy workshops
  • Previous people management experience essential
  • Previous experience and qualifications using psychometric profiling
  • A sound understanding of Management & Leadership/ Business theory
  • Strong commercial acumen and awareness
  • Have flexibility to travel with full driving license and access to a car essential.
  • You will be driven by building relationships and helping with business development

The perks

Our people are our strength so finding ways to value and reward them is important to us.  We offer:

  • Competitive salary (Full time or part-time) DOE
  • Flexible Working arrangements
  • Amazing office space and great culture
  • 28 days holiday plus one extra day for your birthday and for cont. service
  • ½ day Xmas Shopping day per annum
  • Training & Wellbeing allowances
  • Personalised lunch with the Captain
  • Summer and Xmas Teambuilding days
  • Days to give back to Charity
  • Audible monthly subscription (or equivalent)

To apply email jobs@connectthree.co.uk with LEADERSHIP CONSULTANT  in Title with your current CV and please attach a Cover Letter.

 

November 1, 2017Comments are off for this post.

Our new website is on the way

Our website will be back soon. We are taking some time to develop our site to showcase all the services and products we have to offer your business. In the meantime if you would like to find our more about Connect Three and how we can help you please get in touch!

You can call us on 07835 662 365
or email hello@connectthree.co.uk

Glasgow: 18-20 Orkney St, Glasgow, G51 2BX     |     London: Scotland House, 58 Victoria Embankment, London EC4Y 0DS