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18 Jan 2023
by Jennifer Mosley-Bradley

Jennifer Mosley-Bradley of Palletways on playing to its strengths

Jennifer Mosley-Bradley, head of HR at Palletways, outlines how it is implementing succession plans to bring fresh talent into the business - allowing individuals to play to their strengths

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As a freight and logistics company, Palletways’ purpose is – and always has been – about innovation and technology to benefit our members and give us a competitive advantage. What has changed, though, is that our purpose is now twofold – we are equally focused on our employees and how we can support their wellbeing and make continuous improvements to their working lives.

In order to reflect our shift towards strengths-based development, the company has moved to a strengths-based model for recruiting new talent into the business rather than focusing on previous achievements. 

We know we have an ageing driver workforce and are looking at ways to attract a younger, more diverse demographic into the business. We are looking at how we can engage with local schools and colleges and bring fresh talent into all departments, including our warehouses, through apprenticeship programmes. From there, our apprentices can move into large goods vehicle (LGV) apprenticeship roles and further for those who would like to progress into management roles.

The company has succession plans in place across the business and we invest extensively in learning and development, whether that is via apprenticeships, mentoring, external training or our own bespoke Emerging Leaders programme. It hasn’t affected compensation, but our push on training has massively upped our employee benefit offering. If someone wants to do a course, then, in the main, all they need do is ask.

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