Marion Parrish

HR Consultant

WIBN Groups


I work with Accidental Managers. That's you, if you never intended to manage a team but you've grown a business, or been great at your day job, and now you are a line manager. And it's a lot harder than you expected.

Great management is about two things: being able to find the right approach to motivate each person in your team, and having the right HR policies and procedures to protect yourself, your employees and your business.

I offer a unique 1:1 bespoke management mentoring programme for accidental managers. Instead of spending days on a management training programme, where 80% of the content is either things you already know, or things that are irrelevant to your business, my Be a Better Manager programme gives you the 20% that is really useful but which traditional courses never have time to cover in enough depth, or in a way that tackles the challenges you have in your business right now.

For a lot of accidental managers, a key reason why they don't enjoy managing is that they aren't confident about what they can do or say. It may be that HR has been on the to-do list for ages, but you don't really know where to start. Maybe you have lots of HR procedures, but you don't really understand how to use them to get the best from your team. I can help you with that. I've worked in HR for some of the biggest blue chip companies in the UK. BT Plc, AIG and Boots The Chemists, and the public sector (for the Learning and Skills Council). And I'm also an experienced management trainer, coach and mentor, having delivered training up to Level 7 accredited by the ILM, the largest awarding body in Leadership and Management in Europe.

With over 25 years' HR and training experience, there isn't much I haven't seen at work. I've developed and delivered every HR policy imaginable, managed major restructuring and change programmes, introduced absence management schemes that reduced absence rates by over 40%, harmonised terms and conditions of employment for over 400 employees, trained hundreds of managers in dozens of organisations how to manage teams and get the best out of people, mediated for teams and individuals who just couldn't work their issues through by themselves, handled more grievances, disciplinary cases and redundancies than I care to remember, and have never lost an employment tribunal case.

I know the difference great HR and people management can make, and I want to share that with you, so that you can be the kind of boss that great employees never want to leave. It's not hard, it doesn't take a long time or a lot of effort. Just a clearly focused and structured approach, commitment and consistency.

Management matters. More than you can ever believe. A good manager sees how to get the best out of each and every employee. They make everyone's life easier and better, so all their team can focus on doing their job, and making more money for the business. And these are all skills you can learn so that you can manage your team, your way, and get the results your business needs.

As The Accidental Manager's Best Friend, I'll be your HR and people management expert, in your corner, helping you manage better, feel more confident and most importantly, feel happier about managing your team.

So if you’re ready to Be a Better Manager, give me a call. 07902 903086

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