September 26th: Cazoo: The Scale-Up People Agenda
Competition at the top of the HR ladder is tough. Businesses are seeking those with multigenerational experience, and an understanding of the developing world of work to ensure that their employee experience remains one of the best in the marketplace.
Career Moves hosted a 45 minute experience with people leader in the internet industry Simon Baker from Cazoo. This session equipped ambitious HR professionals with the skillset necessary to achieve professional success in the evolving workplace.
STARTING FROM SCRATCH
How do you build a people model from scratch?
Simon will be talking through his experiences at Cazoo and will explore how to choose the right tech to enable HR success.
We all know that Starting from Scratch includes established businesses who's current practice just isn't working. So come to discover how the start-up environment can provide forward-thinking solutions and establish an innovative people agenda.
CREATING A “CUSTOMER OBSESSED” CULTURE
How can HR influence success in a customer-driven market?
We will be helping our clients learn how the people strategy can be tailored to place the customer first, and create a synergy in authenticity between the business and their customer to drive profits and market presence within any company.
HIRING THE RIGHT 60 PEOPLE IN UNDER 6 MONTHS
From 0-60 – how do you get the right people onboard to deliver success?
We’re going to learn: what worked, what’s been learnt, and what’s next…
As a serial entrepreneur Alex Chesterman OBE recruited Simon Baker to join his innovative idea. The business now has over £30million in invest, and this journey all started somewhere—from market identification to hiring the right people we discovered how this organisation start on the tracks to success.
Every business has its selling points, and Simon has been able to bring the proposition to life as an employer brand selling point. How? What about the core deliveries of the business is being used to attracted 120 people in under 9 months?
THE VALUES QUEST
When Simon and Alex begin working together they start in search of what is specifically special about Cazoo, but also how these values become cultural touchstones for the business, and influence the decisions that are being made.
BUILDING AN A+ TEAM
When building an A+ team from scratch, you have to work with a blank piece of paper to build different hiring engines, the leadership team, along with the great candidate experience. And each element of these feeds into the other to ensure that all bases from interviewing to skills testing and culture fit are established and can evolve with the business.
LEADING EMPLOYEE EXPERIENCE
Creating a holistic experience from the moment someone is hired into Cazoo right through their career with the business is a core focus for Simon. How can the individual develop within the business from the beginning through to onboarding and then the WOW moment? We learn that even those hired with 3 month notice periods are connected to the company.
CAPABILITY AND CULTURE TO DELIVER THE VISION
In the evolving world of technology, how can these be used to create the capability and culture necessary to deliver their vision?
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