winning event bids with workforce planning rapid response units cultural sensitivity
Bid strategy services
The events industry is fast-paced and fluid. However well-planned your resources, there is often a need for additional support and specialised expertise. WINC consultants draw experience from a range of disciplines, with a core focus on human resources, project management and event management. Our team also includes legal and finance experts who can offer independent and impartial advice and recommendations.
our track record
Together we have many years of combined experience. our event knowledge comprises of olympic and paralympic games, intercontinental games, major bids, and international exhibitions, trade fairs and conferences in locations spread across the world.
rapid response units
We can provide a rapid response unit for urgent requirements as well as subject matter experts for planned projects. You’ll find our rates attractive and our structure allows us to be both agile and focused. Services we offer include:
- human resources operations planning
- equality, diversity and inclusion services
- transformation programmes
- organisational design
- project management best practice
- business process modelling
- management operating systems
- insourcing vs. outsourcing contingency planning
HR change and workforce planning are core modelling processes of human resource management. It is shaped by the organisational strategy and ensures the right number of people, with the right skills, are in the right place at the right time to deliver short and long-term organisational objectives. Workforce planners must be particularly agile in the context of a multisport event or fixed-term project such as a world expo. Local considerations, including geographical location and workforce skills within the host city, must also be taken into account.
The top 5 benefits of HR change expertise to your bid are:
- supports effective budgeting processes
- supports the operational strategic planning process
- acts as a mechanism for identifying critical roles and start dates
- identifies the market shortage of qualified talent to fill critical roles
- identifies specialised function skills gaps in the local labour market
With first-hand experience of what can happen to an event when the talent jumps ship, we are acutely aware of the importance of keeping people on board. We’ll help you not just to sell the vision and fill desks, but undertake critical phased planning to keep the individuals in a fixed-term organisation genuinely engaged, committed and fulfilled. Having this expertise on board at the bid stage is an attractive proposition for reviewing committees.
Our discovery and engagement teams undertake thorough reviews to identify which skills translate across national borders in multinational organisations and global events. We help an organisation anticipate and navigate cultural challenges and assess any language limitations and translation needs. Our teams apply the WINC value of pragmatism when developing engagement delivery methods that are sensitive to different cultures while helping organisations to exercise their flexibility. Clear communication is important to us. In addition to English, languages spoken fluently by our consultants include German, Spanish, Japanese and Russian.