There is a world of difference between just filling a gap and finding the best recruitment solution. Our aim is to offer a client ways of working smarter and more effectively, through alternative business solutions that adds value and provides significant benefits.
In addition to our work in the appointments field, Lucid also has the unique ability to identify simple and beneficial in-house solutions often working onsite in a range of areas:
We provide a professional and strategic HR offer for our customers that helps to deliver an organisation of the right shape and structure, with the right staff, with the right skills and the right capability to deliver its objectives. We also contribute towards developing a culture of diversity and inclusion by raising awareness with management and staff. We support and influence a range of stakeholders with people resourcing and recruitment related activity delivering a high level of customer service and driven by improving processes. We help to transform recruitment and hr processes and to make a real difference in terms of contributing to a great place to work, strong levels of engagement and accelerating staff progression to the next level.
The scope for Lucid to provide HR services, where appropriate, depending on where customers feel it could be of value, for example, we are accustomed to supporting organisation’s with comprehensive analyses of hr and resourcing strategies including cost management, recruitment processes/management information, market related advice, new hire experiences, recruitment outcomes, employment conditions, service and satisfaction and so on.
We list some thoughts for areas where Lucid could contribute:
HR Policy & Procedures
Resource Management & Workforce Planning
Recruitment & Selection
Retention & Development
While recruitment consultancies can be highly effective at helping employers connect with a more diverse range of candidates, more than half of businesses do not currently ask recruiters to provide diverse shortlists, potentially missing out on the opportunity they offer to access more diverse networks.
By recruiting professionals from a range of backgrounds at all levels of seniority, businesses gain access to a wide variety of viewpoints and perspectives and can also impact productivity in positive way.
It is vital that employers communicate this information to hiring managers, as well as clarifying how the company diversity strategy will work and how it can be implemented effectively.
Lucid is completely committed to building a more inclusive workplace and we therefore, help our clients to understand how inclusive their brand is perceived to be in the market. Through consultation we help to highlight your diversity issues and suggest new strategies to help attract more diverse talent. We analyse the end to end recruitment process and help form any necessary solutions. We are also on hand to highlight any issues within the work environment and work to form solutions to create an inclusive culture.
Key messages to help influence employers:
As a qualified Mental Health First Aider Level 3, Matthew is passionate about helping employers and staff build a positive mental health culture in the workplace. Good mental health and wellbeing is one of the most valuable assets to any organisation. Lucid would be delighted to hear from employers keen to develop an action plan to implementing an effective mental health policy.
The same applies to employees who are also looking to build a mental health and wellbeing culture at their place of work and to take positive actions such as to educate themselves in this area, making effort to talk to colleagues and challenging the workplace 'politics' and speaking to a manager is something is not quite right.
Matthew Gardiner is one of the founders and heads up the company. He is a keen sportsman and has completed several marathons and the occasional triathlon, raising funds for the various charities including the British Diabetic Association, Whizz-kidz, Bournemouth Basket Brigade and Willow Foundation.
He is also a qualified voluntary lifeguard and youth coach at Surf Life Saving GB and Rescue Charity having been a member for the last 13 years.
In recent times during the Covid-19 pandemic, Matthew and Lucid have been working on a voluntary basis with a national food bank charity to assist with some of their current and future projects:
Matthew also works within the internal bank of staff for Poole Hospital NHS hospital on an ad-hoc basis.