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Amanda Seabrook (NEW)

Amanda began her career in Investment Management, working as an Investment Research Analyst at Fuji Lord-Abbett, where she covered the Semiconductor and Oil Service Industries and ABN Amro Asset Management (Australia), where she covered the Australian Food, Retail, Beverage and Property Trust sectors. Finding, when she started a family, that there were few opportunities within the Fund Management Industry to work flexibly, Amanda took a career break.

During her break, Amanda became fascinated by the labour market and the changes occurring within it – she realised that there was a discrepancy between the way people were wanting to work (on a flexible, remote and self-employed basis) and the way that businesses were recruiting (largely full-time) which created pools of underutilised flexible talent. In 2011, she decided to set up Workpond, to help businesses benefit from and access the increasingly agile workforce.

Amanda has been steadily growing Workpond ever since. The company now provides Strategic Workforce Planning, Workshops and Recruitment services to SMEs, Scale-ups and VC funded businesses.

Amanda has been able to combine her deep understanding of company strategy, that she learned through her time as an Investment Analyst, with her fascination of the UK labour market and the Future of Work. She specialises in creating agile organisational models and in role design – and in creating working environments that work both for businesses and those working in them.

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Amanda is available for Workshops and speaking engagements where she shares with audiences’ insights and practical help in ways in which they can improve the performance of the talent within their organisations by understanding the labour market, planning their resourcing more strategically and designing roles more carefully.

Outside work, Amanda enjoys spending time with her husband and three children at their home in Surrey. Amongst other things, she enjoys dinghy sailing, golf and skiing.

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Agility - an essential strategic tool in today’s rapidly changing world. Are you ‘set up’ for it?

The workshop will be insightful and interactive. Participants will leave with an increased knowledge of the labour market and how it is likely to evolve over the next decade.

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Agility - an essential strategic tool in today’s rapidly changing world. Are you ‘set up’ for it?

An insightful and interactive workshop exploring the 10 Essential Elements of an agile organisation. This focused and fact based workshop will help Executives identify the benefits they can achieve by putting agility at the center of their business strategy – and what they will need to do to get them there.

Overview:

In today’s rapidly changing world, it is becoming increasingly important that businesses have the agility to change direction quickly in response to new entrants, economic uncertainty and new opportunities. At the same time, the way that people want to work is changing - with five Generations in the workforce and a growing number of people wanting to work on an agile basis. This provides huge opportunities for organisations that understand Agile working and how they can integrate it into their Business Strategy.

In this workshop, Amanda will explain the 10 Essential Elements of an Agile Organisation and how they all fit together, providing particular focus on:

  • Knowing your people
  • Purpose
  • Role Design
  • Organisational Design
  • Marketplace for Talent

Amanda will explain how, through understanding the labour market, creating purpose and changing the way that you design roles, you can create an agile, results driven organisation that can respond quickly and effectively to change.

Outcomes:

By the end of the workshop, you should:

  • Have a clear understanding of the 10 Essential Elements of an Agile Organisation
  • Understand the benefits that you could unlock for your business by adopting a more agile approach
  • Understand which Elements of your business are ‘Agile ready’ and areas that may require greater focus
  • Have a clear understanding of your next steps to becoming more agile and a solid framework to follow to help you get there

Agility - an essential strategic tool in today’s rapidly changing world. Are you ‘set up’ for it?

The workshop will be insightful and interactive. Participants will leave with an increased knowledge of the labour market and how it is likely to evolve over the next decade.

Read more

Agility - an essential strategic tool in today’s rapidly changing world. Are you ‘set up’ for it?

An insightful and interactive workshop exploring the 10 Essential Elements of an agile organisation. This focused and fact based workshop will help Executives identify the benefits they can achieve by putting agility at the center of their business strategy – and what they will need to do to get them there.

Overview:

In today’s rapidly changing world, it is becoming increasingly important that businesses have the agility to change direction quickly in response to new entrants, economic uncertainty and new opportunities. At the same time, the way that people want to work is changing - with five Generations in the workforce and a growing number of people wanting to work on an agile basis. This provides huge opportunities for organisations that understand Agile working and how they can integrate it into their Business Strategy.

In this workshop, Amanda will explain the 10 Essential Elements of an Agile Organisation and how they all fit together, providing particular focus on:

  • Knowing your people
  • Purpose
  • Role Design
  • Organisational Design
  • Marketplace for Talent

Amanda will explain how, through understanding the labour market, creating purpose and changing the way that you design roles, you can create an agile, results driven organisation that can respond quickly and effectively to change.

Outcomes:

By the end of the workshop, you should:

  • Have a clear understanding of the 10 Essential Elements of an Agile Organisation
  • Understand the benefits that you could unlock for your business by adopting a more agile approach
  • Understand which Elements of your business are ‘Agile ready’ and areas that may require greater focus
  • Have a clear understanding of your next steps to becoming more agile and a solid framework to follow to help you get there

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