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We understand that change and employee dynamics is a constant factor for organisational leaders. They can also present tremendous opportunity if managed correctly. Ascend has an envious reputation and accumulated tenure of experience creating and delivering a wide range of solutions that help companies to grow talent, reduce costs and accelerate performance.   We are fully committed to helping organisations both large and small succeed in the changing world of work. We at Ascend are proud of our ability to deliver against projects and continue to prove ourselves to be a committed, innovative, resourceful and professional partner and ambassadors for our client organisations. Learn more about some of the solutions we have created for our clients.

Case Study 1 – Leadership Development & Executive Coaching Programme

Leadership Development Programme & Executive Coaching for an International e-Commerce Organisation with revenues of $7.79 billion. Our client wanted to develop an EU Customer Services Leadership Development Programme.

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Case Study 2 – Ascend Helps a Big 4 Professional Services Firm with Global attraction metholodiegies

Ascend helps a Big 4 professional services firm hire Senior Audit Managers & Managers and build a ‘pipeline’ for future hires. Due to the increasing successes of the firm’s Financial Services Group, and subsequent growth in the client portfolio and variety of work undertaken, a number of key hires were needed within the group.

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Case Study 3 – Management Development Programme – for a Leading Integrated Financial Services Firm

Ascend Designs a ‘Leading into the Future’ programme for a Leading Integrated Financial Services Group. Our client is one of the leading integrated financial services providers worldwide.

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Case Study 4 – Building a Mentor Manager Framework

Ascend builds a Mentor Manager framework within the IT Division of a major healthcare organisation. In such a fast paced and changing business environment the IT Division identified the need for a Mentor Mentee programme.

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Case Study 5 – Ascend Designs a Leading Through Coaching Programme

As part of an ongoing relationship in Europe with the world’s largest online marketplace provider. Ascend was asked to develop a programme entitled ‘Leading through Coaching’ for the leadership team including Senior / Managers & Supervisors.

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Case Study 6 – Ascend Helps A Leading International Insurance & Financial Services Organisation

As part of a planned expansion our client asked Ascend to recruit a Regional Head of Compliance EMEA & Deputy Head. Our client is a member company of an International Group, which operates in more than 130 countries and jurisdictions.

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Article 1 – How to Choose the Right Executive Coach in a Turbulent Market

Today’s turbulent market is putting greater demands on both organisations and employees to perform at higher levels.

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Article 2 – In a Down Turn Provoke Your Customers

No question about it: This is a tough time to be selling to business customers. The budget allowances simply aren’t there.

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Article 3 – How to use the Power of Optimism (EQ) when recruiting

Unlike IQ, which is gauged by the famous Stanford-Binet tests, EQ does not lend itself to any single numerical measure.

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Article 4 – Is 2010 the year of Re-Engagement

As with most businesses, the last 18-24 months has been a particularly difficult time in terms of the commercial economic environment, acquiring & retaining clients and all the myriad of people issues resulting from downsizing or tightening headcount.

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