EE, the largest mobile network operator in the UK and largest provider of 4G services in Europe, is an exciting company to be part of, with a distinctively fast paced culture and innovation at the core of its business. Attracting and developing fresh, new talent is paramount for the future of the business.
Strengthscope® partnered with EE to create more positive and energized graduate and future leader communities using strengths-based development programs, with the purpose of supporting graduates and future leaders in recognizing their unique strengths and how to make the most of them to achieve and sustain peak performance.
Our approach included delivering a series of interactive and engaging strengths-based development workshops across the 2-year graduate programme for the 2015 and 2016 graduate intakes. These workshops took place biannually and all participants completed the Strengthscope® assessment at the start of the programme to:
The programme also included training on how to create their personal brand; and a personal development plan with actions and tools to maximise their strengths and develop positive ways of working that will improve motivation, confidence and success.
Following on from this, we were asked to support a pan-UK future leaders programme delivering online learning to over 100 high potential leadership candidates. At the start of the programme, participants completed Strengthscope® online and were then able to access online video content to enable them to understand their strengths and risks, develop their leadership brand and build energizing, motivating personal development plans.
Over the 2-year graduate scheme, two different cohorts took part in this initiative at EE. Findings were positive with 90% of participants overall reporting that as a result of attendance, they had:
90% PARTICIPANTS REPORTED PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT
Undertaking the training has allowed me to realize my strengths both in and outside of the work environment, as well as aiding in reflection upon and realization of my career aspirations.
EE Participant, 2016
The course boosts people’s confidence as we all have strengths…it is nice to be told that you have strengths and it is useful to identify our weaknesses that we need to work on to get better in our jobs.
EE Participant, 2016