Teesside business performance experts, Prismatic Thinking, have pledged their support to three local charities.
Over the next 12 months, the company will be working with High Tide, MFC Foundation and Daisy Chain.
Prismatic Thinking’s team of business psychologists are going to be providing pro-bono professional support to both High Tide and MFC Foundation by helping the young people involved in their projects to gain a better understanding of the types of roles and organisations they are best-suited to with the overall aim of assisting them into long-term employment.
Prismatic’s business psychology team is also going to be working with Stockton-based Daisy Chain providing teambuilding and workplace improvement techniques to their 80-strong team. In addition, MD of Prismatic Thinking, Tony Slimmings, is also currently researching how personality assessments can be used effectively with people with autism to continually improve their employment options.
Prismatic Thinking specialises in improving business productivity, performance and staff motivation and career development through increasing employee morale using specially-developed HR tools.
Tony Slimmings established his company in June 2015 and now employs a team of seven across his two office bases at Stockton and Newton Aycliffe.
Ann-Marie Anderson, MFC Foundation’s fundraising and sponsorship manager, said: “We are absolutely delighted to welcome Prismatic Thinking to our growing list of supporters. We share a passion for raising aspirations amongst young people on Teesside to ensure that they get the best possible start to adult life. I’m sure that together we can achieve great success in moving young people into employment.”
Kim Upex, membership coordinator for High Tide, said: “We are thrilled to have Prismatic Thinking on board as new members to our ever growing membership list. The work they have agreed to support us with will be an excellent tool for our students in helping them identify suitable career paths aligned to their natural strengths and interests. This type of support is crucial in helping youngsters to make the right choices from an early age. We are very excited about this new partnership and looking forward to working with the team.”
Katy Carmen, fundraising and communications manager at Daisy Chain, said “We are very grateful to Prismatic Thinking for choosing to support Daisy Chain this year. Their expertise and guidance will make a real difference to the Daisy Chain team as we strive to support more families affected by autism in the Tees Valley. Supporting adults with autism into employment is a key objective for us so we are delighted to be working with Prismatic Thinking to improve their employability options.”
Tony Slimmings said: “My main aim is to provide very real opportunities for young people who I believe are often not guided correctly to consider careers they are best suited to. We want to provide tangible support that will enhance our local community rather than just providing a sum of money through fundraising.
“My real draw to our chosen charities was their focus on helping disadvantaged youngsters find a foothold on the career ladder and hopefully avoid the pitfalls that social deprivation so often puts in their way. I believe passionately in the use of positive psychology to allow everybody to acquire self-belief by achieving small incremental successes, realising there is a place for all of us in society and helping youngsters aim higher, which is something I am excited about working on in the coming months”.
Prismatic works with a variety of organisations in both the public and private sectors, including the North East Chamber of Commerce (NECC), Crystal Galleries, QA Weldtech in Middlesbrough and national logistics company Yearsley Group, to monitor levels of motivation amongst the workforce and increase productivity using its specially-developed online software, Vision.
Prismatic Thinking’s tools can help organisations increase business performance by 30% and improve employee morale by 40% through its scientific approach to enhancing motivation. The easy-to-use software, which Tony and his team spent two years stringently developing and testing, provides staff surveys to measure motivation, satisfaction, commitment, involvement, empowerment and engagement with the ultimate aim of supplying management with thorough, valid, reliable and practical data to help with development.