There are many ways to be a people professional. Explore the right role for you by meeting our members. Learn about their key responsibilities and skills. Get a glimpse of their daily activities and challenges. And discover what got them started – and keeps them going – in their careers.
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- Meet our HR generalists
- Meet a learning and development specialist
- Meet an organisation design and development specialist
- Meet our equality, diversity and inclusion specialists
- Meet an employee experience specialist
- Meet an employee relations specialist
- Meet our people analytics specialists
- Meet our independent consultants
- Meet our resourcing and talent specialists
- Meet our reward specialists
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Meet our HR generalists
HR generalists draw on their broad expertise. They get to know their organisations inside out. And they build relationships that help them fix problems and deliver the best results.
Jonathan Le Brocq – HR officer
Katie Landy – HR business partner
Claire Wishart – HR manager
Leslie Hayward – HR vice president
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Meet an L&D specialist
Learning and development specialists (L&D) create opportunities for people to grow. From assessing capabilities to designing programmes, they bring out the best in their leaders and their people.
Neil Barnett – L&D specialistA day in the life of Neil Barnett, Learning and Development Adviser at Samaritans
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Meet an OD&D specialist
Organisational development and design (OD&D) specialists create structures, systems and cultures that help their organisations evolve and their people perform at their best
Garin Rouch – OD&D specialistA day in the life of Garin Rouch, Director Leadership and Organisation Development at Outstand Consultancy
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Meet our EDI specialists
Equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) specialists go beyond legislation and compliance requirements. They create working environments where people can be themselves, valued for their unique contributions and experiences.
Paul Deemer – Head of Diversity and InclusionA day in the life of Paul Deemer, Head of Diversity and Inclusion at NHS Employers
Michelle Mendelsson – Head of Diversity and InclusionA day in the life of Michelle Mendelsson, Head of Diversity and Inclusion EMEA at Credit Suisse International
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Meet an employee experience specialist
Employee experience specialists find new ways to foster happier, healthier, innovative and productive workforces. They make sure people have positive experiences at every stage of their career journey.
Donna-Marie Gill – Employee experience consultantA day in the life of Donna-Marie Gill, Employee Experience Consultant at Danske Bank
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Meet an employee relations specialist
Employee relations specialists play a critical role in developing and maintaining trust between an organisation and its employees. They often work closely with trade unions and employee representatives to ensure that people practices are fair and transparent.
Sarah Telford – HR case managerA day in the life of Sarah Telford, HR Case Manager within the Ministry of Justice Civil Service HR Casework team
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Meet our people analytics specialists
People analytics specialists are problem solvers. They use data to really understand people issues. And they find the solid evidence that equips their colleagues to influence strategic decisions.
Adam Fox-Everitt – Reward analystA day in the life of Adam Fox-Everitt, Reward Analyst specialising in people analytics
Simon Davis – People analytics managerA day in the life of Simon Davis, Head of Partner Delivery at Phase 3
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Meet our independent consultants
People consultants step in to give organisations outside help. They bring expertise from their past roles, often within people teams. And they offer flexibility, responsiveness and professional independence.
Ruth Cornish – Founding directorRuth Cornish describes why she chose to work as an independent consultant
Gary Cookson – DirectorA day in the life of Gary Cookson, Director of EPIC HR Ltd
Bob Aubrey – Managing partnerA day in the life of Bob Aubrey, Managing Partner at Bob Aubrey Associates PTE LTD
Helen Buckwell – Founding directorA day in the life of Helen Buckwell, Founding Director of Hidden Strengths Learning
Meet our resourcing and talent specialists
Resourcing specialists know the success of their organisations is down to their people. They anticipate who their businesses need – not just today but in the months ahead.
Pauline Power – Resourcing advisorA day in the life of Pauline Power, Resourcing and Onboarding Advisor at Grant Thornton CI
Keeley Cooper – Resourcing managerA day in the life of Keeley Cooper, Head of Resourcing within the NHS
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Meet our reward specialists
Reward specialists align employee reward with their organisations’ strategies, cultures and markets. They create pay and benefits that attract great employees and make them want to stay.
Claire Clarke – Reward officerA day in the life of Claire Clarke, Pay & Reward HR Officer at Durham University
Daniel Bailey – Reward analystA day in the life of Daniel Bailey, Reward Analyst at Arval BNP Paribas Group
Holly Coe – Reward specialistA day in the life of Holly Coe, Reward and People Operations Lead at Aster Group UK
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