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Steven Hunter at Hiscox

2024 Data, Analytics & Insight Awards

At Hiscox, Steven transformed corporate planning by adopting advanced methodologies and improving data management. His benchmarking efforts and use of the Minto Pyramid Principle for communication enhanced strategic operations in the UK. Steven’s initiative underscored the importance of innovation and foresight, driving Hiscox towards operational excellence and sustainable growth. This case highlights the significance of strategic planning and data-driven decision-making in the competitive business landscape.

Three Ireland Insight Team

2024 Data, Analytics & Insight Awards

The ROI insight team at Three Ireland have utilised Microsoft Power Apps to revamp internal processes and enhance workplace culture. This move aimed at ditching outdated communication methods for a more efficient, engaging approach to reporting. The initiative led to improved operational efficiency, higher employee engagement, and significant cost savings. Power Apps helped automate tasks, saving 900 hours annually and fostering a culture of innovation. Future plans include developing an “Everything App” and integrating AI to further advance their digital efforts.

Alex Gold at OVO Energy

2024 Planning Awards

OVO Energy, under Alex’s leadership, tackled integration challenges, fostering a culture of empowerment and innovation. Alex prioritised team empowerment, laying foundations for strategic decision-making and operational optimisation, with his goal for Shared Services to become ‘The Brain of the Operation’. Assessing teams for skills and mindset alignment, coupled with a focus on recognition and feedback, reinforced a customer-centric approach.

Kieran Ridley at Newcastle Building Society

2024 Planning Awards

Transitioning from operational backgrounds to strategic planning, Kieran embraced change and innovation while navigating integration challenges. He implemented Workforce Management solutions, streamlined processes, and introduced a centralised bereavement team to enhance service delivery and mitigate risks. With a focus on accuracy and efficiency in forecasting, he demonstrated resilience and adaptability in managing staffing levels and call volumes. Continuous learning and improvement underscore his commitment.

Cameron Croxon at Motorway

2024 Planning Awards

Cameron’s partnership-driven approach to workforce planning at Motorway showcases transformative outcomes. By prioritising collaboration, his team achieved a 13% FTE saving, equating to £1.3 million in savings. Challenges like manual administrative tasks were reduced by 23%. Cameron’s leadership style has an emphasis on delegation, integration, and continuous improvement, driving efficiency and skill development within the workforce.

Katherine Emerson at BT Group

2024 Planning Awards

Katherine’s shift pattern comparison tool has revolutionised shift planning, empowering team leaders and reducing reliance on planning input. Pre-launch, bespoke pattern requests surged at 10% monthly, dropping to a 3% overall reduction. Enhanced collaboration with operations ensured the tool was used to its full potential. The “Try Before you Apply” initiative streamlined recruitment into the planning team, allowing team members to understand what planning do and improving candidate selection.

Wheatley Housing Planning Team

2024 Planning Awards

Wheatley Housing Planning Team is committed to enhancing operational efficiency and customer satisfaction through collaboration, automation, and strategic planning. Initiatives included streamlined communication, automating payroll processes, and implementing new telephony and WFM solutions. Challenges such as manual transitions and peak season volumes have been addressed with a focus on long-term strategies and cost efficiency. Process improvements have reduced processing times, while integration supports cohesive operations.

NFU Mutual Planning Team

2024 Planning Awards

NFU Mutual’s planning team evolved rapidly from a modest operation to a central strategic pillar within their organisation, overcoming scepticism, significantly increasing the team’s size and scope, and demonstrating the tangible benefits of strategic planning. Key to their success was establishing a strong, data-driven decision-making process, stakeholder engagement, and the ability to demonstrate the practical value of planning initiatives, leading to a broader acceptance and integration of the planning team’s efforts across the organisation

Leeds Bradford Airport Planning Team

2024 Planning Awards

This team revolutionised operations by adopting data-driven planning, refining stakeholder engagement, and streamlining processes, planning for security operations. Customer satisfaction saw huge improvements following queue times plummeting from 24 to 6.5 minutes and improved communication internally optimised resource planning and reduced errors. They removed inefficiencies, boosted employee satisfaction, and were able to attract high-quality recruits as a result. Through a culture of innovation and collaboration, they set a new standard for excellence in the aviation industry.

eBay Real-time Team

2024 Planning Awards

eBay’s Real-Time team has revolutionised risk management with its proactive approach and collaborative ethos. Quantifiable results show significant time savings and workload reductions, thanks to retiring outdated processes and implementing informative playbooks. Challenges that once hindered efficient risk management have been eliminated, promoting transparency and trust across the organisation. The team’s resilience in a rapidly evolving landscape has helped drive these improvements.
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