Lucy Bettinson, Talent Acquisition Manager, Fairfax Digital
“Once we knew our recruitment practices were of a high standard, we knew any problems lay in new employee Attachment. By building awareness in our managers of the true costs associated with recruitment and on-boarding we have helped them to regard this as an investment that needs to be managed. Not only have we reduced the new hire attrition that was occurring in the first 18 months but we are also getting a faster and higher rate of contribution from date of commencement. Measuring and managing Employee Attachment is critical to empowering our managers and ensuring the organisation maximises the satisfaction and contribution of all of our new employees.”
Dr Muyesser Durur, Executive Director, People and Culture, La Trobe University
“The EAI is one of the most practical, affordable and user friendly business tools in the market today. The implementation of this tool was simple and immediate. Through our HR business partners we have supported our managers and supervisors to be aware of, and familiar with, using the reports. We are receiving great feedback and gratitude for providing a business tool that really makes an impact both for the employee and for the manager. As there is no software or system integration, the implementation was seamless and accessible to every manager immediately. This has become a key and essential business tool for us and I highly recommend it to organisations of all sizes.”
Jodi Adams, Organisational Development Manager, Synthes Australia
“Thank you for introducing Synthes Australia to the SORKHC Employee Attachment Tool. We have been using the tool for approximately one year now and believe it adds significant benefit to the developing employee -manager relationship. Understanding the employees key drivers in attaching to their role, the business and their manager has facilitated improved productivity and engagement in our employees. It has subsequently enabled us to link reasons for attrition to the drivers that did not attract higher scores in the attachment survey – demonstrating a need to focus on the lower scores in the survey within the first 90-120 days of employment.
The Attachment tool is cost effective, simple to use and time efficient. The new improved templates for the Attachment tool have also assisted manager, employee discussions. I look forward to learning more about other tools SORKHC may be able to provide.”
Jo Cairns, Director Of Human Resources , O’Brien Glass Australia
“Anthony is undoubtedly one of Australia’s leading experts in the field of leadership development and the impact of leadership on business performance. He is extremely passionate about his field of expertise, and uses this passion to effectively communicate with and coach those people he deals with. A dynamic presenter, Anthony connects with and inspires everyone he works with from the CEO through to the front line.”
Mr Alek Zdziarski, CIO, Mobile Messenger Australia
“Anthony has been a fantastic partner with us on our journey to becoming an organisation that achieves its potential. His work with me and the leadership team and then subsequently with the management levels within the organisation has been exactly what we have needed.”
Mr Tony Winwood, CEO, JP Morgan Australia
“Anthony acted as a key business consultant in building, and then delivering, a leadership program for my senior management team. His ability to add value, win trust, and drive agreed outcomes was crucial in helping to rebuild motivation and improve leadership skills. The original leadership program was considered so successful that it was rolled out to all management in the Australian branch of JP Morgan.”
Maria Dimolianis, National OD and Succession Manager, John Holland Group
“I’ve worked with Anthony in a number of different occasions and his expertise and understanding of the subject is unquestionable. He is dedicated to assisting you to get results for your organisation and has the kind of exceptional consulting skills that give you the best value for your time, effort and cost.”
Scott Jones, Organisational Development Manager at sanofi-aventis
“Anthony has added a very new and highly effective dimension to our culture and engagement journey by introducing our business to the very real concept of New Employee Attachment.
Our particular culture and engagement journey began in 2007 and has continued to evolve, however the impact of manager behaviours on the effective integration and positive perspectives of our newest employees remained an issue according to our annual surveys.
The SORKHC solution provided a comprehensive, well tested and diverse approach to providing our managers greater opportunity to recognize exactly how their actions impacted how others felt and thought about their on boarding experience. Our culture and engagement results and the EAI tool concept provided the inspiration to completely redesign our on boarding approach to include revised recruitment, induction and evaluation components.
We further utilized Anthony’s expertise in career planning/ management and Exec coaching to influence how key talent utilize their own skills and grow across our business.
Anthony’s commitment and passion for finding new and meaningful ways of helping us achieve our goals for and with people, has significantly improved the quality of our employee experiences; in how satisfied they are in their employment choices, how fulfilled they are in their career choices and how proud they are of their career performance. His technical insights, forward thinking and personable nature can only help us pursue even greater employee engagement and performance results.”
Nikki Beaumont, Managing Director, Beaumont Consulting
“In the last 18 months the recruitment market in Sydney has seen many changes and returned to a candidate short market. As a result our client’s focus has turned to the issue of attachment to ensure return on their investment and slow their staff turnover.
In partnership with Sork HC we have been able to bring our clients Employee Attachment Inventories (EAI) for every successful placement and have been fully supported by Anthony and his team. Again the feedback has been excellent and some of our major clients have now rolled out the EAI as part of their internal process when on-boarding new staff.”
Michael Writer, Global Head Of Learning, Lend Lease
“During my lengthy experience in various HR disciplines I have witnessed many vendors, providers and consultants contend they have the answer to this problem, or the solution to that burning issue. I have seen many tools that are sold as “the answer,” and many have a positive impact on what we have been trying to achieve at the time. I can honestly say though, working with Sork HC and using their EAI has been a masterstroke.
I have witnessed not only employees feeling much more aligned and attached to their organisation in those critical first few months. I have also seen them become much more engaged over time, and seen Managers and Leaders really adjust their thinking, coaching and behaviour toward their staff.
I have seen attrition rates reduced considerably and watched line managers become better people leaders through focusing on the important attachment drivers and ensuring they are taking an approach that leads to that important engagement space where they are truly getting the best from their Human Capital.”