Firm expands training team as ‘accidental managers’ cause worker exodus

After a landmark study has shown that almost half of workers who rate their manager as ineffective plan to leave their organisation in the next 12 months, a Leeds Firm is planning to invest in expansion and management training. 

The Chartered Management Institute embarked on a study revealing that 82% of managers who enter into a position of leadership have not had any formal management or leadership training. The study has also shown that half of those in a position of authority do not hold any leadership qualifications.

On the back of the Institute’s findings, Thrive Law have released their Impact Report and plan to significantly invest in training courses for staff. Since March, the Leeds firm say they have carried out more than 50 training sessions for clients on topics such as EDI.

Thrive claims that the sessions amount to 100 hours of training for more than 1,000 leaders, managers and team members, from businesses based all over the world, including Dubai, Hong Kong, the USA, and the Philippines.

To help meet this increased demand, the firm has appointed Michael Considine to the role of L&D Consultant, which he will carry out alongside his current position as Client Solutions Director at Manchester-based recruitment specialist Certain Advantage.

He will play a pivotal role in identifying L&D gaps among existing and new clients and connecting them with Thrive’s training and strategic consultancy offerings.

Also joining Thrive as a Trainer is Barrister Chelsea Brooke-Ward. She will deliver training sessions and courses alongside her existing legal practice as Head of the Employment Team at Park Square Barristers.

Brooke-Ward and Considine will join the existing Thrive training team, which features Founder and Managing Partner Jodie Hill, Senior Associate Solicitor Alicia Collinson, and L&D Lead Jo Rowland.

Managing Partner Jodie Hill has said:

“I’m delighted to welcome Michael and Chelsea to Thrive. I’ve known them both for many years and their values are well aligned with my own and those of Thrive.

“They also bring unique skills and insights that will enrich our offering significantly, enhancing our ability to attract, support and elevate businesses through expert-led training sessions.

“When I launched Thrive, I didn’t want to only provide reactive legal services for when things go wrong. Instead, I wanted to educate and empower employers to have the right skills to deal with their people challenges effectively.

“As a result, we’re not just about legal advice; we’re committed to fostering environments where mental health, wellbeing, and ED&I are prioritised, where managers are prepared for management, and staff are supported and nurtured.

“These new roles underscore our dedication to working with and developing the next generation of progressive employers, which encourage and support everyone to be their best and truest selves at work, while realising potential, boosting performance, and ensuring psychological safety.”

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