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What we do

Using our multi-award-winning methods, we unlock talent in three ways:
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Learning & Programmes
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Experiences & Communications
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Advisory & Insight
CASE STUDIES
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Learning & Programmes

Need to get results?

We combine the best of behavioural science, creativity and production to design and deliver award-winning training and programmes. Forget dusty flip-charts and boredom. Think full throttle, immersive and accelerated.

Read our Learning & Programmes Case Studies.

  • Development Programmes

    It’s not easy to win the F1. This is one place where the design of your car is the difference between winning and losing. We give your programmes the wings (and that all-important wind beneath them), together with the horsepower, to fly. Whatever your talent programme: students, senior leaders, or anything in between.

    First we listen to you. It’s easy really. Just tell us what you want. Next, we use our strategic research and our creative brains to design your Programme. Then we test it to check it works. Then finally, when we’re all ready to go: We go.

    But if you want us to stay, managing your Programme from start to finish is seriously fun for us. Why? Because we get to help deliver on your ambitions. And you will too. We’re with you (and your participants) every step of the way.

    Get in touch to learn more.

  • Onboarding Programmes

    Their new job, their first day… your opportunity. No one gets a second chance to make a first impression. An employee induction needs to set the stage for a quality performance. Whether your aim is to immerse new joiners in the values of your brand, upskill and educate for success, or simply to ensure that everyone hits the ground running, your induction deserves to be run like a 5-star production.

    No more PowerPoint lectures. No more one-way conversations. No more waiting and wondering. We design to ensure that your induction runs seamlessly, your brand receives the spotlight, and your learning sticks. What’s more, as well as designing your programme, we can show you how to run it end-to-end too.

    Get in touch to learn more.

  • Leadership Programmes

    We’re here to dispel a myth – brave leaders aren’t born, they’re made. It’s a skill, just like anything else. And with practice, we can all be exceptional people leaders.

    We look at the science and complex psychology behind how to avoid the common pitfalls of this vital skill. There is no one set formula, but there are approaches that can support your leaders to develop this increasingly important competency.

    Get in touch to learn more.

  • Global Programmes

    What if you could be spared the design and management of your global programme? Whether an Executive Programme, a Graduate Programme, an Internship, Apprenticeship or School Leaver Programme. Leave it to us. We’ve been doing it for years. We know what to do (and not do).

    Get in touch to learn more.

  • Skills Sessions

    All our sessions are expertly crafted and feature accelerated learning, tangible takeaways, business relevance, and measurable outputs.

    Our Skills Sessions are available as 90-180 minute trainer-led experiences for up to 20 people. Topics include:
    + Leading through Change
    + Inclusive Leadership
    + Resilience
    + Anxiety and Wellbeing
    + Dealing with Ambiguity
    + Unlearning
    + Influencing
    + Networking in Hybrid
    + Decision Making

    Get in touch to learn more.

CASE STUDIES
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Experiences & Communications

Want to create an experience that sticks like no other?

We build experiences that give maximum recall. Do we get results? Yes. Do we need to say more? No. Our Experiences are secretly sticky, perfectly precise and leave a long-lasting legacy.

Read our Experiences & Communications Case Studies.

  • Induction Design and Delivery

    We turn inductions into productions.

    Their new job, their first day… your opportunity. No one gets a second chance to make a first impression. An employee induction needs to set the stage for a quality performance. Whether your aim is to immerse new joiners in the values of your brand, upskill and educate for success, or simply to ensure that everyone hits the ground running, your induction deserves to be run like a 5-star production.

    No more PowerPoint lectures. No more one-way conversations. No more waiting and wondering. We design to ensure that your induction runs seamlessly, your brand receives the spotlight, and your learning sticks. What’s more, as well as designing your programme, we can show you how to run it end-to-end too.

    Get in touch to learn more.

  • Executive Event Design and Delivery

    We don’t do offsite. We do out of this world.

    What if you could get learning recollection from an offsite executive event up by 30%? What about 40%? We’ll help you keep going. Bringing people together should be about learning today and action tomorrow. Using our award-winning toolkit, we’ll help you frame and design your events in a completely new way. One that gets results.

    No PowerPoint. No looking at your iPhone. No missing sessions. No disengagement. We design for stickiness, immersion, and action.

    Get in touch to learn more.

  • Communications

    Launching a new strategy? Operating model? Organisational purpose?

    Whether to your leaders or to your entire organisation, we specialise in communication events that don’t just share something new. They kickstart organisational change and transformation.

    Get in touch to learn more.

CASE STUDIES
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Advisory & Insight

Need to think about an issue? Borrow our heads.

Perhaps you know what isn’t working, but don’t know how to fix it. Or perhaps you don’t know what isn’t working, nor how to fix it. We can help with both.

At the end comes a solution like no other.

Read our Advisory & Insight Case Studies.

  • Strategic Programme Review

    You can’t know where you’re going until you know where you’ve been. From attraction to off-boarding, talent programmes can be ripe with complexity. Our Strategic Programme Review analyses your talent programme’s needs and gaps; providing you with a comprehensive picture of your pathway as it stands while exploring where it could be in the future.

    Get in touch to learn more.

  • Employer Value Proposition (EVP)

    Your brand is what people say about you when you’re not in the room.

    Everybody’s talking. What does your employer brand say? Great brands sell a lifestyle, an identity, an experience. Our Employment Value Proposition [EVP] identifies and articulates the essence of your employer offering; honing your brand into a concept that will keep talent talking.

    From your digital presence to your development, our EVP work explores your strengths, benchmarking your offering against the best of the industry. Whether you’re a benefits base-camp or a development destination; get in touch to find out how we can put the value into your employment proposition.

    Get in touch to learn more.

  • Development Value Proposition (DVP)

    Attract, train and retain; development is the key in the equation. In a crowded marketplace and need to differentiate? Start with development. At the heart of your employer brand lies your development offering, but can you articulate it?

    A strong development value proposition should align to the strategic aims of your business, meet your stakeholders’ needs, and deliver development when and where it counts. By studying each aspect of your development system, we work to analyse and distil your development brand, providing you with a blueprint for tracking future progress and Return On Investment.

    Get in touch to learn more.

  • Data Dashboards

    97% of your Stakeholders want better information from you*

    *Ok so we lied. But it made you think, right? We’re particularly good with the trickier parts of relaying data, such as establishing the measurements and improvement cycles needed to make you the best employer brand out there. Whether you need to relay your successes to Talent Leaders or Recruitment Leaders, we know how to make it stick. We like to think we make data beautiful. We’ve done it for some of the largest organisations in the world.

    Get in touch to learn more.

  • Development Programme Design and Management

    High performance environments need high performance people: now. There’s a science that takes talent to the top, and we have the formula.

    From hard strategies to soft skills, our accelerated learning events engineer your messages: fine tuning every element for maximum performance. Immersive learning. Accelerated delivery.

    Find out how we can add traction to your message. Get in touch to learn more.

CASE STUDIES

Case Studies

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Learning & Programmes
Experiences & Communications
Advisory & Insight
AWARD-WINNING
Global Skill-Based Initiative

Our work with bp saw their traditional virtual campus attraction programme transformed into a pioneering, skills-based global attraction initiative.

AWARD-WINNING
Redefining Attraction

A global, multi-day, virtual attraction event, designed to take participants on a journey to unlock Johnson & Johnson’s core message and values. ​

AWARD-WINNING
Transformative Inductions

A multi-award-winning personalised induction programme, using accelerated learning techniques and high-impact training methods.

AWARD-WINNING
Hybrid Inductions

In the throes of Covid, Sky sought a rapid pivot to virtual for their induction programme. Our award-winning solution included learning interventions, key soft skills, and development challenges, all aligned with Sky’s culture.

GLOBAL STRATEGY LAUNCH
Strategy Launch

TST brought new strategy pillars to life in a transformative, fully-gamified experience for the firm's top 150 global talent leaders.

MULTI-MEDIA COMMS STRATEGY
Enabling Transformation at AngloAmerican

The Smarty Train partnered with AngloAmerican across a number of years through the acquisition and integration of a new subsidiary company

AWARD-WINNING
Boosting Inductee Engagement at Clifford Chance

We partnered with Clifford Chance to design a high impact induction that would enable trainees to feel integrated, prepared and excited as they transition into the firm.

ASSESSMENT CENTRE ADVISORY
Assessment Advisory for The Bank of England

The Bank of England needed a new assessment centre that would better reflect their employer brand

EXECUTIVE EVENT
Empowering Women in Leadership for UBS

UBS sought to accelerate women of the future by uniting their global community and challenging their leaders to be self-aware.

ACCELERATED LEARNING EVENT
Transforming Skills at The University of Leicester

An immersive 2-day experience for undergraduates to learn key skills and behaviours relevant to the working world.

GLOBAL TEAM SUMMIT
Multisensory Team Summit at Ernst & Young

A cutting-edge immersive and multisensory event that brought together a new global team for the first time.

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hear from you!

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