NFCC launches maturity models and Workforce Good Practice Framework
18 October 2021
DEVELOPED IN conjunction with Fire and Rescue Services and based on the principles of the Deloitte methodology, the maturity models and Workforce Good Practice Framework introduced by the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) allow Fire and Rescue Services to assess current practice by using a self-assessment tool to determine their current level of maturity.
The tool can be used to assess current practice against a range of different areas, among them: Leadership Development, Recruitment, Learning Organisation, Blended Learning, Performance Management, Employee Recognition, Talent Management, EDI, Well-Being and HR Analytics.
Project executive Ann Millington (chief fire officer at the Kent Fire and Rescue Service) stated: “We’re pleased to bring to fruition the models and Good Practice Framework, which will support Fire and Rescue Services in assessing their current practice as well as identifying potential steps for the future. This isn’t intended to be a ‘tick-box’ exercise. It’s a work in progress and should involve Fire and Rescue Service staff at all levels and across all departments to build a bigger picture.”
Any given Fire and Rescue Service can choose how many or how few areas to benchmark itself against, but should revisit and review periodically in a bid to identify any opportunities.
It’s the objective of the NFCC that the maturity models and Workforce Good Practice Framework will help to drive consistency across Fire and Rescue Services in becoming leading practice organisations. Shared learning is encouraged.
Both the maturity models and the Workforce Good Practice Framework are acknowledged and supported by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services and have been developed as part of the People Programme.
*Further information concerning the maturity models and the Workforce Good Practice Framework can be accessed on the ukfrs site at www.ukfrs.com