Out with the old, in with the new?

Sackings, new
appointments and ministerial promotions, the prime minister’s cabinet reshuffle
is headline news. Claimed to be one of David Cameron’s biggest reshuffles in
office it appears it’s out with the old, literally, as the older demographic
mainly middle-aged and older men have been removed in the shakeup to make way
for the new.

The new cabinet
line-up got me thinking about the events team at RSA House. Following the
completion of the venue refurbishment in 2012 the team expanded to five. It was
necessary for the team to grow to meet the event demands brought about by the
refurbishment. Adding new employees with
a wealth of industry experience to increase the efficiency of the business was
a no brainer. Sometimes a refresh is just what’s needed to bring about real
benefits, here’s hoping the current reshuffle does just that.

When hiring new
team members it’s for the benefit of the business and ultimately the client. Industry
experience or equivalent proves to be the leading factor when considering which
candidate to take on, but it is also important to be able to identify potential
which can be nurtured. Adding raw talent to an experienced team can be highly
advantageous, adding new energy and putting a different spin on things. 

Investing in the
team is crucial to its success and has a direct correlation to client expectations
and event experience. All the event team at RSA have received five-star hotel
training for their roles and receive continued training throughout their
careers. To ensure practices and services are implemented all clients are
surveyed post event and their feedback is acted on ensuring the maintenance of
a consistent high standard.

Having the best
team in place is essential to deliver objectives. This can from time to time
mean a little reshuffle, but recognising potential within the existing team and
promoting accordingly is also needed alongside investing in future talent who
may not yet have the necessary experience. It shouldn’t be a case of out with
the old in with the new, a balance needs to be struck that enhances the team
and creates the ultimate event experience for clients.

Any comments? Email Zoe Vernor

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