Diligent screening process
The new strategy is founded on pillars :
Our Maxim : At Nexplaceinfo, we are guided by the simple maxim “stay relevant for your customer, always”. In strict adherence to the maxim, we follow a diligent screening process to ensure only the right candidates reach the customer for a face-to-face meeting.
For each role, we strive to understand its details including :
- Its overall impact and importance for the organization (what would happen if the role did not exist at all).
- Whom does it service, both internally and externally?
- Whom is it dependent upon for its success?
- What is it expected to deliver, in tangible terms?
- What are the skills required to be successful within the role?
- Which skills are mandatory, and which ones are preferred?
- What are the softer aspects of the role?
Thoroughly Evaluation : We thoroughly evaluate potential candidates against the required skill set, using a check-list and arrive at an overall evaluation of candidate’s capabilities. Based on this evaluation, we put up to our clients only the most relevant candidates.
Guide Candidates : Wherever possible, we help our candidates with preparing for the face-to-face interview. We get them to speak with our in-house subject matter experts for seeking their guidance around the potential nuances of the role and the organization dynamics.
Stay Connected : For candidates that have been offered a role by the client, we stay in constant touch with them till the time of their joining, just to ensure they stay on course with their joining commitment.
IMPROVING OUR WAYS OF WORKING
To support the delivery of our strategic priorities, we are changing how we operate to embrace new ways of working and to enhance our culture. We have identified three critical enablers to drive these changes:
Consumer at the centre of the business: Too often our decisions in the past have not been sufficiently informed by consumer insights and data. This is changing and we are investing to support a consistent approach to consumer insight, including better capabilities in brand and trade marketing, portfolio management, innovation and sales excellence.
Performance-based culture and capabilities: We are embedding a performance-based culture to enhance accountability, improve our agility and support teamwork and collaboration throughout the business. Rewards and incentives will be aligned to reinforce performance and delivery of the Group objectives. This is already being reinforced through senior monthly performance reviews.
Simplified and efficient operations: We will ensure resources and capabilities are focused on our most important combustibles markets. Our NGP operations have been brought together within a unified, entrepreneurial business unit to more effectively leverage capabilities and resources. Our global enabling functions, such as Finance and HR, will be aligned to support delivery of the new strategy and ensure efficient allocation of resources.