Setting up a mediation call-off contract
If you don’t want an internal mediation service but do want to offer mediation to your employees, then a call-off contract offers great value for money.
By contracting up front with CMP to provide your mediations, you get a dedicated team of mediators who are inducted into your organisation, and an Account Manager as your single point of contact – so it’s like having an internal service, but without the lost opportunity costs of staff taking time to mediate, and the difficulties around perceived impartiality and securing mediator availability.
You simply pick up the phone and refer a case – we talk to the parties, set up and carry out the right type of mediation, and follow up to evaluate our impact 3 months later.
And because we take monitoring and evaluation seriously, we provide a full breakdown and analysis of data connected to the cases to give you a picture – with financial benefits – of the impact the service has had on your organisation.
I was incredibly impressed by the perseverance and calmness of my mediator in what must have been a particularly taxing situation. Without their interventions we would still be at logger heads. Rather my surprise, I would wholeheartedly recommend mediation to colleagues.
It was very helpful to have someone there in the mediation to calm things down. Having met her first meant I understood what was going to happen so felt more confident. Things are much better at work. Thank you.
The mediation was a difficult meeting and not something I hope to ever repeat! But so worthwhile, despite that. I believe that we will be able to work together better now, and it’s clear that my team feels more relaxed now relationships are better between me and the other party.
The mediator did an excellent job. The Guidance Notes for Employers and the Information for Parties documents which were sent to me were excellent. I have spoken to both the main individuals involved since the mediation took place and both have independently said that before starting the process they thought that there was no way that this problem could be resolved.
This was a very complex team situation; we approached CMP and an alternate provider however it was CMP that really grasped the brief for the group mediation. CMP quickly tuned into our issues and offered the best solution. Their documentation and approach was tailored and efficient, allowing us to make a clear decision about the process.
Nothing was too much trouble and the practitioner was extremely supportive and patient. The whole session was at a comfortable pace.
The support and advice we have received thus far from CMP Resolutions has been invaluable to us as an organisation. We appointed CMP in 2014 to provide expert mediators in a timely fashion, and renewed our contract with them for a further 3 years.
This neutral assessment service has been very effective and what has been particularly good is the tailored support from CMP. This project has achieved what we wanted and also provided us with a clearer picture of the wider issues so that HR can better support the team going forwards.
The mediation has been very effective, it achieved what we wanted with regards to the interpersonal relationships within this team and also provided us with a clearer picture of the wider issues so that HR can better support the team. The original issues appear to have melted away, and parties are able to work together positively and with respect for each other’s working styles. The tailored support from CMP provided HR with support on thinking through issues and the organisational processes.
The mediator made a massive difference. We were able to sort things out and most of what I’d been worried about didn’t happen. I’d definitely recommend this to my colleagues.
Not only cheaper, but more valuable – our call off contract brings the best mediators into your business when you need them.
Find out how it works in this paper.