This Much I Know

First hand insights from HR leaders.

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Hazel Hendley

A Progressive Journey for HR

Hazel Hendley, Chief People Officer, Ordnance Survey on her business’ journey to being a progressive workplace.
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Starting Out to Starting Up

Jim Holland reflects on a career which has taken him from the Navy to creating an environmentally impactful business.

The Attraction of Interim HR Management

For the past 20 years Steve Pratt has been working as an interim manager at HR Director level.

Always Learning

Gary McDowell, Chief HR Officer with educational resource supplier Findel discusses how to get top grades in leadership development.

Values Driven

Jesper Diget, Group Chief People Officer at professional services and solutions firm, emagine Consulting, believes in reinforcing company values to ensure it retains the best people.
Amy Bloomfield, head of HR at Victoria Plum

Across The Generations

Amy Bloomfield, Head of HR at bathroom retailers Victoria Plum, discusses the challenges of attracting and managing a multi-generational workforce.

Co-design, Collaboration and Culture

Sharon Marsh, Executive Director of Resources at Livv Housing Group and FCIPD discusses the impact a collaboratively designed transformation of their HQ has made to culture, building colleague relationships and the impact the building has had on the balance of hybrid work patterns post pandemic.

A Job for Life (Sciences)

Andrew Bott, Director Talent Acquisition at Medidata discusses the challenges and successes of finding talent in the Life Sciences sector.

Transforming People

"Our Philosophy on Enabling People's Growth: Transforming for Impact." - Kameshwari Rao, Global Chief People Officer, Publicis Sapient.

Just Say Yes

Debbie Irish, HR Director for Northwest Europe, HP Inc. first joined 3Com as an HR administrator. Her career has been varied as she has risen up the ranks, but possibly her best move has been always to say ‘yes’.

Going Beyond

Ann Chambers, HR Director at Ecotone UK discusses the need to offer added value to employees as part of a workplace culture that makes people feel fulfilled.

“Don’t focus on profit, and the profit will come.”

In this edition, we caught up with Sophie Austin, HR Partner at Monahans, who believes in championing a culture where colleagues are empowered to play an active part in creating a more sustainable world.
Orlagh Hunt - professional purpose and greater meaning.

The Conundrum of Change

We all know the statistic that 70% of change initiatives fail to deliver intended value. Think about that – that means that for every work week spent on change, 3.5 workdays are wasted.
Nisha Marwaha, People Relations and DE&I at Virgin Media O2

Change and Belonging

In this edition of the series, Nisha Marwaha, Director, People Relations and DE&I at Virgin Media O2 tells us about her experience leading her teams through one of the biggest mergers on record and maintaining a sense of belonging amongst her employees throughout.
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Reinvigorating The Workforce

Chris Rayner, Swissport’s Chief People Officer discusses his business’ response after the pandemic and how a new recruitment strategy is helping them tackle peak travel season.

Make it Your Business

Craig McCoy has spent nearly 40 years in various HR positions, first in permanent roles and latterly, deliberately as an interim. His early career was in tech and the media sector including companies such as BSkyB and BT. In the last decade he has worked extensively in the healthcare sector working with companies as they restructure, grow and acquire other companies.
Elaine Hunt

Leading with Agility During Times of Change

As they say, the only constant in life is change – and that is certainly something which has characterised my career of nearly two decades working across both public and private HR teams.
Wonder - Claire Morley-Jones HR director

Guaranteeing wellbeing is mission-critical in today’s HR ecosystem

In this edition we caught up with Claire Morley-Jones, HR Director of Wonder, who believes in the power of technology to change the daily world of HRs everywhere for the better.
David Mason Humans of HR

“You cannot create change for the future without respecting the past”

In this edition we caught up with David Mason, Head of Global TA Delivery at Philip Morris International who believes you cannot create change for the future without respecting the past.
Jayne Casey

‘HR holds the moral compass of an organisation’

In this edition we caught up with HRD Jayne Casey who believes HR's sweet spot is combining people management with commercial outcomes.
Kathryn Kendall

‘Kindness is the most underrated skill in business’

In this edition we caught up with Benefex Chief People Officer Kathryn Kendall who spearheads a culture of inclusivity and believes ‘life is too short to dread Monday mornings’.
Marine Fournier Powell

This Much I Know: Marine Fournier

We caught up with Marine Fournier, international HR specialist, who believes in the power of technology to change the daily world of HRs.
Karen Sinnott

This Much I Know: Karen Sinnott

We caught up with Karen Sinnott who is a passionate organisational development advocate and believer in the power of HR to support the UK's recovery post-lockdown.
Kim Clarke

This Much I Know: Kim Clarke

In this latest edition we speak with Kim Clarke, HRD and specialist in the financial sector human resource leadership. 
This Much I Know: Barry Hughes

This Much I Know: Barry Hughes

“Data is everything. It helps you shape a factual story in order to influence business leaders on people initiatives, which can improve retention of securing new talent. That’s what makes HR so valuable and exciting right now.”
Matt Elliott, Chief People Officer of Bank of Ireland.

This Much I Know: Matt Elliott

“This is a special time in business - things are changing and business can help lead societal change.”
Orlagh Hunt

This Much I Know: Orlagh Hunt

“You’re better off not asking people’s opinion at all if you’re not going to take it seriously” - Orlagh Hunt, founder of Human Leadership Consulting
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