Future Proofed Workforce

Specialist support to future proof your workforce

As a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses across Barnsley face new challenges affecting workforce productivity.

The Future Proof Workforce programme will work with 250 Barnsley-based businesses to aid recovery from February to September 2022. This support is funded by Barnsley Council and will come at no cost to the business.


What support is provided?

Eligible businesses will undergo a diagnostic assessment with the first consultant to work through the key issues affecting their workforce. Following the assessment, each business will have its own action plan with priorities for further work, designed against one or more of the five areas.

Organisational Human Resources

  • Hybrid and flexible working strategies
  • Effective workforce communication
  • Recruitment


Leadership and Management

  • Targeted one-to-one coaching for people managers
  • Effective management training of hybrid and remote workers
  • Managing poor performance and behaviours


Workforce Mapping

  • Re-optimisation of people management processes to accommodate hybrid working
  • Re-optimisation of internal processes – reassessing “how its done” or value stream mapping new processes


Workforce Development and Culture

  • Reviewing and refreshing organisational values and behaviours
  • Team building
  • Motivation and engagement support


Employee Mental Health

  • Strategic support for organisational health and wellbeing
  • Mental health First Aid training
  • Mental health awareness for the workforce

Who is it for?

All businesses need to demonstrate that they:

  • have been facing issues and challenges caused by COVID
  • have been trading for more than 12 months
  • are based in Barnsley
  • are a Small to Medium-sized Enterprise (SME)

How to register

Click the button below to register your interest.

For More Information Contact The Brook Team.