The Good That HR Does

At a time when HR is dealing with considerable stresses and strains, both in business and in the wider world, this webinar concentrates on the good HR delivers.

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Emma Djemil, Founder, Be Unstoppable, Kirsty Baggs-Morgan, Founder, Ethica HR and Simon Noble, CEO, Cezanne HR all gave the their views on The Good That HR Does at a The HR World webinar, sponsored by Cezanne. The session was held at a point when many HR departments and professionals have dealt with a great deal both internally and externally for the organisations they serve.

From coping with the pandemic to delivering health and wellbeing initiatives, there was a general consensus that the profession still does not receive the recognition it should, with the job itself being sometimes stressful and HR professionals suffering burnout as much as success.

HR can do good but it is frequently seen only as a reactive function, or one which is required to carry out the more administrative heavy work required by the organisation. The panel agreed that technology can take away some of the drudgery of the function, enabling HR professionals to contribute more positively and strategically to the organisation. There was also recognition that HR professionals do have a role at the top of businesses, not least because every organisation’s success is dependent on its people.



About Cezanne

Trusted by thousands of HR and payroll professionals worldwide, Cezanne provides modular end-to-end HR software with native Payroll for UK & global businesses. Their software dramatically reduces admin overheads, turns data into meaningful reports, and connects & engages employees, wherever they are.


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Emma Djemil, Founder, Be Unstoppable

Founder of The HR Club – a membership of over 100 women strong – and creator of The HR Big Meet – an annual conference focusing on the wellbeing of women in HR – Emma Djemil is on a mission to change the world of work so that everyone can thrive.

Passionately believing that no one should go home from work worse than when they arrived, Emma uses her natural abilities to help people do the things they think are impossible, in an attempt to shift the leadership paradigm for the good of us all.

Slightly sweary and leaning towards the sarcastic, Emma combines her experiences across an 18 year career in HR with a Certificate in Applied Neuroscience, certification as a One of many ® women’s coach and accreditation as a Brain and Behaviour Change Practitioner to help women in leadership be sustainably unstoppable. In practice this means having their maximum impact without compromising themselves, their health or the things and people that matter the most to them.

She lives in Chartham, Kent, with her husband and 6 year old daughter, who’s a daily reminder to find magic in the ordinary, to sing even when someone’s looking and to celebrate yourself without reservation.

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Kirsty Baggs-Morgan, Founder, Ethica HR

Kirsty Baggs-Morgan’s background is in international HR leadership, having spent 20 years in the financial services sector before moving into the PE-backed Tech and FinTech space before becoming a strategic HR Consultant and M&A Advisor in the last 3 years. Kirsty is a qualified coach through the Academy of Executive Coaching and has experience working in multiple geographies including the USA, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the UK.

Kirsty established Ethica HR to provide HR professionals with the things she wished she had had during her own HR career; namely strategic development, support and community. In addition to her consultancy work, Kirsty delivers a Strategic Mindset programme for HR professionals, provides 1:1 HR Strategy Coaching and is a Non-Executive Director for a tech start up. Most recently, Kirsty has launched a directory of resources for HR professionals called Evolving HR which launched as a free app in June.

Simon Noble, CEO, Cezanne HR

Simon has over 2 decades of experience in the HR Technology arena and held Senior Executive roles in organisations from Oracle to Cezanne HR. Focusing on how technology enables business to realise their potential, and how HR can elevate their voice and impact on the business in positive ways.


Simon Kent: Head of Content - The HR World

Simon Kent, Head of Content - The HR World

Simon Kent has been a freelance journalist in the field of HR and the workplace for over 20 years. He cut his teeth travelling the country asking people what they did for a living for The Guardian and developing an interest in how work and employees are managed.

He has written extensively for the national press, business and professional publications dedicated to general and specific HR functions, taking in HR tech, pay and benefits, legal, training, recruitment and more. He has edited HR and public sector magazines, digging out the best stories and liaising with senior level personnel and high-profile public sector leaders to bring great content to readers.

He has written books, blogs, white papers, features, profile, case studies and more. He has chaired round tables and brought high quality coverage online to a diverse platforms as electronic media has evolved. He continues to be motivated to find the stories and subjects that matter most to readers and ensure they deliver value every time.

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