Navigate change

Preparing your people to power through change

Change - and the response to change - can define organisations.

Strategic or structural change is a business imperative, but can prove to be a complex process. Behavioural and cultural change that occurs can be unpredictable and challenging. How individuals, leaders and teams ready themselves for both planned and unplanned change has a dramatic impact on organisational success.

Navigating change can be a journey that is both difficult and sensitive at times. By preparing your employees and your leaders with resilience and a mindset that is ready for change, you take a huge step in moving towards the destination your business is striving for.

In short, planning for change means planning for your people. With extensive experience leading organisations like yours through this process, we help ensure you’re well-equipped to push towards your new vision, dealing with any challenges change may bring to your workforce.

Become 'change ready' to embrace opportunity

When you partner with us, you enable employees to build a mindset that adapts to change, makes the most of opportunities and moves your organisation forward.

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Employer benefits

  • Help your staff understand the reason for change and commit to the future faster
  • Meet your legal commitments in managing the change process
  • Maintain a positive environment and culture
  • Create brand ambassadors as you build trust and pride in your organisation
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Employee benefits

  • Ready staff for change and new challenges
  • Equip individuals to deal with the impact of change
  • Improve employee resilience and wellbeing
  • Employees will be open and understand the benefits of change to their professional and personal life.

I would like to thank my Hudson consultants for being so proactive and speedy in their responses to my emails and in communications in general. It’s made my life so much easier; they’re professional, easy-going and go that ‘extra mile’ every time. They’re assets to the company. Thank you.

Accounting Support Professional

I have worked with Hudson for a number of years, and have found their service to be exemplary. Their ability to hone in on my specific requirements have always been right on the mark, and I would certainly recommend them to anyone.

Head of Finance, Medical Science sector

Finding candidates with the right cultural fit for their team” was the number one hiring challenge identified by employers in Australia and New Zealand, according to Hudson’s Talent Insights 2017 research.”

MR. GENERIC, DESIGN LAB

I would like to thank my Hudson consultants for being so proactive and speedy in their responses to my emails and in communications in general. It’s made my life so much easier; they’re professional, easy-going and go that ‘extra mile’ every time. They’re assets to the company. Thank you.

Business support professional

Hudson has a good understanding of the industry and was able to successfully provide quality candidates at short notice.

Technical Director, Engineering Consultancy

The team at Hudson were able to quickly grasp what we were looking for and put forward a great group of candidates. The process was fast and transparent throughout. Most importantly, we are really happy with the outcome and are now well on our way to reshaping the way we communicate with and deliver our products to our clients.

Marketing Director Professional Services

Hudson has always helped our team find the best candidates for all our roles. I’ve asked the consultants’ opinion about a few of the candidates they sent through and they were valuable when making the final decision of hiring.

Search Solutions Account Manager Travel

Working in close collaboration with Hudson, we successfully implemented a strategic approach when procuring individuals to international opportunities. We now attract deeper, stronger candidate pools and more efficiently select and place the overall best-fit candidate to these unique and challenging roles.

Senior Procurement Adviser Government

Hudson have been the No.1 supplier of project resources and this is due to each consultant knowing their specific verticals and in turn providing us with strong candidates that match the brief in a timely manner.

Workforce Manager, Financial Services

Our contacts at Hudson are responsive to our recruitment needs and have provided us with a range of high calibre candidates to fill our vacant positions.

HR Officer, Government Healthcare

Hudson consultants had a grounded and practical approach to our hiring needs.
They were easy to work with, very responsive and never pushy. Whenever I need to fill a role I am happy to call Hudson.

Director, Industrial Sector

The Hudson consultant was instrumental in helping me secure a role in Newcastle from interstate. They went above and beyond to ensure that I was sufficiently briefed and ready for my interview. In all, they made the transition so much easier for me.

Architectural Draftsperson, Property Sector

I have worked with Hudson for a number of years, and have found their service to be exemplary. Their ability to hone in on my specific requirements have always been right on the mark, and I would certainly recommend them to anyone.

Head of Finance, Medical Science sector

Hudson has assisted me on numerous roles where I required assistance from a HR perspective. Your consultants strive to make sure they are producing professional and high quality work for each and every client.

HR Manager, Financial Services

Hudson was very much on the pulse of the job market. Information that is accurate and timely is so important to job seekers.

Monitoring Manager Regulatory Organisation

Hudson has demonstrated value to me in being able to quickly relate to what
I’m looking for and translate that experience into candidates who are a perfect fit for the role on offer.

Manager .Net Solutions, Financial Services

Hudson have been the no.1 supplier of project resources and this is due to each consultant knowing their specific verticals and in turn providing us with strong candidates that match the brief in a timely manner.

Workforce Manager, Financial Services

Hudson has instilled in me, the drive and positivity required to succeed in the market. With their keen understanding of what people can bring to their roles, Hudson helped me maximise my potential. I was given insights that helped me reach goals I thought were unattainable. I would highly recommend.
Hudson to prospective businesses and professionals seeking to gain that next step forward.

Warehouse Manager, Manufacturing Sector

Dealing with Hudson has been easy and stress free. From my recent experience, I found Hudson to be an efficient recruitment agency to work with. Requests for potential candidates were
responded to quickly, and there were good communication and good candidates.

Purchasing Manager

It was such a good and beneficial program to have experienced. My coach pushed me outside my comfort zone which, at the time, made me feel slightly uncomfortable, but which ultimately brought me success and employment benefits. It was a very positive experience.

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Simon Moylan, Hudson Executive General Manager, Talent Management, Asia Pacific

My Hudson Consultant was very knowledgeable about the current market and had great advice. The whole process was seamless.

Engineering Candidate

Finding candidates with the right cultural fit for their team” was the number one hiring challenge identified by employers in Australia and New Zealand, according to Hudson’s Talent Insights 2017 research.

Krisha Hunt, Hudson Regional Delivery Manager (APAC)

The leaders here have been better at judging my readiness than me. They recognised how to motivate and engage me, when to challenge me and when to support me.

Trini - Regional Director, Melbourne

I’m really ambitious and I love the fact that it’s clear how to get to the next step. I’m aiming for the people leader track. Ultimately I want to grow my own team of specialists.

Anna - Consultant, Sydney

We’re sales driven, we’re results oriented, but at the same time I think we’re people with a heart.

Cherry - Managing Consultant, Singapore

It was great to discuss each person’s story, creating a sense of solidarity. Picked up several big pieces of information and left feeling much more motivated. Fun and engaging.

Employee

There is however a growing desire to revisit the way many organisations approach leadership development, and for good reason. The traditional ‘chalk-and-talk’ method, where participants sit for hours trying to absorb theoretical information, is often time wasted. Without practical coaching on how to apply learnings in the workplace, the knowledge doesn’t always stick.

Dr. Crissa Sumner - Director Talent Management - NSW and ACT

I found Hudson great to deal with, the consultant answered my questions promptly, and only sent through candidates with the relevant experience I was after. I was really impressed with both candidates offered.

Accounting & Finance Team Leader, Travel

Our office is very international. There is great energy here. Everyone is very open and willing to help each other. They are more than just colleagues; they are people you want to spend time with outside of work.

Phoebe - Senior Consultant, Hong Kong

Hudson has demonstrated value to me in being able to quickly relate to what
I’m looking for and translate that experience into candidates who are a perfect fit for the role on offer.

Manager .Net Solutions, Financial Services

There’s a perfect balance: I feel independent but well-supported by my team. I love the clarity on where your focus is.

Nazifa, Consultant - Business Support, Auckland

Our bonuses are individual yet we have a strong team mentality. We share opportunities. We have a healthy competitive approach and we collaborate a lot.

Jason, Manager - Property & Construction, Melbourne

I was promoted to Managing Consultant in just 4 months. From day one, the transparent criteria helped me stay focused on my goals.

Matt, Associate Director - Talent Management, Queensland and New Zealand

There’s a big focus on quality rather than pushing through deals. We invest big on hiring smart people so we can solve problems as well as achieve results.

Adam, Director - Sales & Marketing, Shanghai

We’re firmly focused on building out our talent insights capability to increase predictive performance and help organisations solve their talent challenges in the rapidly changing world of work.

Mark Steyn, CEO

When I relocated to Melbourne for family reasons, Hudson was amazing. They offered mobility and flexibility as I transferred to the Victoria office. Within a couple of months, the opportunity to lead the ANZ account came up and I was offered the Associate Director role.

Jen - Associate Director, Melbourne

I love my team. I work with the most incredible, intelligent, passionate and hardworking people. It’s so motivating and makes me want to be a better consultant and psychologist!

Jill, Senior Consultant - Talent Management, Sydney

I was promoted to Managing Consultant in just 4 months. From day one, the transparent criteria helped me stay focused on my goals.

Matt, Manager - Talent Management, Queensland

There’s a big emphasis on development and career progression here. Hudson leaders focus on developing their staff while considering their wellbeing.

Angus, Manager - Talent Management, Melbourne

We have 158 employees who have attended their one-on-one sessions, so everyone’s been through the first initial assessment session… I think we’ve been able to maintain employee engagement and morale throughout the whole process.

HR/OHS Specialist - Hella Australia

It is also the positive feedback that attendees have brought back to the unit after attending Hudson’s that have made some people who previously weren’t interested, ask to be referred. This shows that your team are hitting the mark on the provision of service.

Nina, Employment Transition, People & Culture

The main benefit for us is to see that employees still are able to produce quality products, still keep the engagement levels and they’re still working safely.

Kirsty, HR, Health and Safety Specialist

Definitely give the whole Transition Program a chance. You’ll see that employees really value that sort of support, they remain committed and they remain engaged. We’ve definitely seen that onsite.

Kirsty, HR, Health and Safety Specialist

No-one needs to leave to allow you to develop or grow into your next manager role, and I’ve never had to say ‘no’ to someone in my team who was ready to progress.

Donna, Associate Director - Business Support , Sydney

I’ve established myself as a senior specialist in the change management space, and have just been promoted for the fourth time during my five years here

Abeer, Principal Consultant – Change Management, Sydney

Not everyone has to be a manager. I opted to progress as an individual contributor track. I’m motivated by the goals that I set myself and I love that Hudson supports me in the choices that I make.

Kristy, Principal Consultant – Project Services, Brisbane

The support and assistance from the Hudson group has been of such high quality and always of a professional and friendly standard. I appreciate the time and work spent in helping me to get this far in the selection process.

Assessment Centres - NSW & ACT

At first I was really nervous and anxious about the process but after the first step the people conducting the program made sure I was comfortable which made the process really easy going for me… I think the assessment centre process was fantastic and very professional.

Assessment Centre - NSW & ACT

Overall positive experience and I gained a lot of insights myself just from doing it, without having had the debrief conversation.

Assessment Centre - Utility Co.

This was the first time I have done something like this and it has been a great opportunity to push myself and apply myself under different circumstances.

Assessment Centre - Utility Co.

Whilst I received immense value from the simulated experience, the report that was provided has given me a balanced perspective that I keep using as a resource to guide my personal development strategies.

Helen M - QLD Health Executive

Alexandra has been an invaluable supplier to Kelly OCG and our MSP – The Worksense Program – the Global Contingent Workforce Program for the Johnson & Johnson family of companies. Alex gives 100% dedication to each and every single role that is distributed to her and has worked hard to understand both the nuances of this particular program and the over-all business requirements of J&J. I have come to rely on Alex for all our requirements and I can fully trust her judgement.

Lisa Martin - Resourcing Specialist at Kelly Outsourcing & Consulting Group

Hudson has a good understanding of the industry and was able to successfully provide quality candidates at short notice.

Technical Director, Engineering Consultancy

Our dedicated commercial manager breaks down figures to enable us to make data-driven decisions around our strategy. He joins our New Zealand leadership team meetings to really understand our business and the support we need.

Adam, Regional Director, Wellington

“There’s a big focus on quality rather than pushing through deals. We invest big on hiring smart people so we can solve problems as well as achieve results.”

Adam, Director - Sales & Marketing, Shanghai

I enjoy meeting and collaborating with other leaders at Hudson, both here in New Zealand and over in Australia – learning from them has enabled me to grow and develop my team.

Angela, Managing Consultant - Technology & Digital, Christchurch

It’s a real driver for me to add value through the work we do as a team. It’s not just numbers, it’s the quality of what we provide to our client. Our work is a key contributor to ensuring that prisons run effectively and safely. We have a positive impact on the wider community.

Angus, Delivery Manager, Melbourne

Hudson allows you to take ownership of your desk. Your contributions are recognised and you work with a motivated, fun group of people.

Steve, Senior Consultant - Development, Adelaide

I feel that at Hudson we operate with integrity. For a sales role, I never feel like my values are being compromised.

Erin, Managing Consultant - HR, Perth

I can bring my passion to work by leading the weekly Run Club and taking part in fundraising. It’s a very social, friendly place.

Lucy, Manager - Accounting Support, Sydney

Last year Mark, Amy, Simon, Kendall and I bought the Asia Pacific business in a Management Buy-Out, and since then I’ve realised that although I thought I was bringing 100% to work day in, day out, the sense of accountability I feel to do the right thing by everyone in the business, to make sure that our words match our actions – it’s gone through the roof even more.

I’m proud of what everyone at Hudson has achieved as we go through this transition to become a truly tech-enabled talent solutions company.

Dean Davidson, Executive General Manager – Recruitment Australia & New Zealand

The support and assistance from the Hudson group has been of such high quality and always of a professional and friendly standard. I appreciate the time and work spent in helping me to get this far in the selection process.”

Candidate

At first I was really nervous and anxious about the process but after the first step the people conducting the program made sure I was comfortable which made the process really easy going for me.

Candidate

Hudson worked with the department to deliver a tailored recruitment process that included cultural considerations for Indigenous Australians. Hudson were flexible, efficient and effective in delivering this solution, and we saw a record number of applicants.

Client

Hudson’s key strengths throughout the process were candidate care and issues management. Any potential issues were escalated to the department immediately for action and all issues were resolved efficiently.

Client

You have to think of the big picture. We’ve employed Project Managers, responsible for bringing the vision to life, and Change Managers who help to communicate the vision and create behavioural change in our organisation.

Dean Davidson

If you really ensure that you take the time to get your teams to understand the vision of what you are trying to achieve and how they contribute toward that vision, you have a motivated team driving towards that outcome.

Melissa Robertshaw

Yes, you will continue to need those with specialist tech skills, but if your team is comprised solely of technical skills, you won’t get very far.

Peter Noblet

During the interview process, I’d advise hiring managers to ask questions geared towards cultural fit. At the same time, it’s important for the hiring managers to really understand what their culture looks like, both at an organisation level and at a departmental/ team level. When you know what your culture is like, you will be in a better position to decide whether someone will be the right fit or not.

Peter Noblet

The sessions have put me in the right mindset to take charge. I can see now how I can apply my skills and experiences to a number of different roles within the restructure.

Career Transition Candidate, Brisbane

How we can help you navigate change

Redeployment support

Empower and prepare individuals to proactively pursue internal opportunities and enhance their chances of securing new roles within your organisation through advocacy and case management.

Supportive separation conversations

Prepare leaders to conduct effective separation discussions so that change messages are delivered with consistency and care.

On the day notification support

Support managers and HR with on the day advice in delivering redundancy communications and providing impacted individuals with emotional support and practical assistance immediately after notification.

Onsite careers hub

Embed a dedicated careers hub within your organisation to provide individuals and groups with local labour market insights and immediate access to practical job search support.

Outplacement support

Enable individuals to build new futures and find new jobs through proven job search tools, market insights and personalised career coach support.

Guide your people towards a new vision

For any organisation, preparing for change is an important aspect of people development.