Impress HR - Business Support

Impress HR can help Wiltshire based employers to improve staff retention and workforce development in their businesses, with the view to ultimately achieve business growth.


The project is funded through The Action for Wiltshire board.


Our Impress HR Employment Liaison team can offer Human Resources advice and support to employers who do not have the necessary HR support and expertise themselves.  This can be either via the telephone or face to face, and can include help with:

·         HR advice and guidance

·         staff retention support

·         support with workforce development and up-skilling  

·         help with staff induction

·         conflict management support

·         future workforce needs planning

·         overall encouragement with good employment practice

·         specialist HR start-up advice for those that are self-employed  or becoming self-employed


We can also put you in touch with the relevant bodies for employee training, which is free of charge. Serco offers training to SME's across Wiltshire and Swindon. Visit for more information.


We also deliver a variety of free workshops tailored to business demands or needs on topics such as:

·         recruitment and selection

·         succession planning

·         absence management

·         appraisals and skills development

·         assisting employees with disabilities

·         performance management

·         mediation

·         orientation programmes

·         staff handbooks and policies/procedures


Employer Forums

Sector based employer focused, education, employment and skills themed meetings around the county organised by Wiltshire Council's Impress HR team based in Economic Development & Planning on behalf of the Wiltshire Education, Employment & Skills Board.

Employer Forum meetings will typically cover the following discussion points but can be adapted to include any specific thematic/topical issues individual sectors would like to focus on:

-       Overview of the current Wiltshire Education/Employment and Skills Scene with latest statistics and update on key policy announcements

-       Views from employers

-       Understanding the sector's recruitment methods and identifying issues affecting recruitment generally and those relating to occupational areas and disciplines that are proving hardest to recruit to

-       Developing your employer brand - attracting high quality recruits

-       Training and skills development of existing workforce and skills/qualifications/experience deficit identified of new recruits

-       Support with workforce development planning and succession planning including sharing good practice

-       Staff retention issues including sharing good practice on successful retention techniques i.e. employee engagement, recognition and reward

-       Other issues and opportunities facing the sector - the future for the sector and how this translates to education/employment and skills priorities

-       Overview of relevant education/employment/skills initiatives and schemes including available grant funding


A panel comprising a variety of business experts will also be present at Employer Forum meetings. Expertise may include Training & Skills Development, Recruitment, Branding, Financial Planning etc. We will do our utmost to ensure the panel's composition reflects the specific interests/needs of the sector focus for each meeting.

The next Employer Forum will focus on the Care sector. It will be held at the Town Hall in Chippenham on Thursday 14th May 2015, 8:30am - 11:00am including a continental breakfast.

For more information you can contact us on 01225 716507 or  

To book your tickets please visit:


Company Name: Enterprise Wiltshire Limited
Place of registration: England & Wales
Registered number: 4598514
Registered office address: County Hall, Bythesea road, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, BA14 8JN

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