Developing a Human Resource strategy
A Tarmac case study

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Page 5: Building skills and capabilities

At Tarmac, each individual has a personal development plan. This enables employees to identify the skills or knowledge they want to develop to improve their capability and efficiency. As a key part of the process of workforce planning, this helps Tarmac and individual employees to set targets for the future.

Personal development

The process of personal development helps employees to achieve their full potential. This never stops and demonstrates the underlying practice of 'learning for life'. Individual employees are assessed on how they perform in their plan. This therefore takes both them and the business forward.

The roles that they might move towards include:

  • Commercial Analyst - this involves supporting Finance and Commercial Managers by analysing the way in which the business performs, managing major projects and setting targets for the different parts of the organisation. In particular, this helps assess how close projects are to 'getting things right first time', minimising waste and improving profitability.
  • Business Administration Team Leader - this role ensures that systems are in place to support business processes. This role also includes mentoring and identifying opportunities to improve systems.
  • Human Resources Advisor - this involves providing a range of human resource services across the organisation. These include recruitment and selection, being involved in developing good relationships across the business, health and safety issues and grievance procedures.

Developing employees' skills motivates staff and provides great opportunities for them to progress, whilst helping Tarmac to improve its efficiency and profitability.

Tarmac | Developing a Human Resource strategy