Michaela has provided support to local SME businesses since joining the HR Dept in 2013. With over 25 years’ experience in HR, Michaela enjoys utilising that experience to offer support across a wide range of issues that SME business owners face.
Michaela’s early career was working for Marks and Spencer plc, working in both store and Head Office based HR roles. Michaela then joined SITA, a high tech company providing solutions for Air Transport Industry. Michaela led the Global HR Service Delivery Team and the Global Reward Team.
Michaela has experience in employee relations, performance management, restructuring and change management, acquisitions, managing diversity as well as the more specialist aspects of reward including remuneration policy and incentive plan designs.
Being customer focussed and a strong team player, Michaela wants to understand your business to ensure that she can provide you with practical, commercial advice that allows you to achieve your goals. By working in partnership with you we can “prevent people problems” but if they do happen we will work together to resolve them.
Michaela and her family live in Berkshire and when she is not working to support your business she is a volunteer with Girlguiding UK.
Having started her career in HR over 17 years ago, as a HR Assistant for EMI Jennie has gained invaluable knowledge and experience, which has been validated through the attainment of academic qualification, Chartered MCIPD.
Jennie has worked in several business sectors including, Financial Services (Eagle Star/Zurich plc), Music (EMI plc), IT (Temenos plc) and Education Recruitment (Eteach Ltd) each having their own unique working environment and challenges which have exposed Jennie to the vast array of HR issues that businesses face day to day.
Jennie enjoys her roles as a “generalist” HR professional and therefore has experience covering each of the main disciplines; Employee Relations, Training and Development, Recruitment and Selection, Compensation and Benefits,
Directly before joining The HR Dept in March 2015, Jennie was in a standalone HR Manager role at Eteach UK for 10 years and this has enabled her to have a solid understanding of a SME, the realities of balancing financial constraints and customer demands, with employee “issues”.
Now, here at The HR Dept, Jennie is working in partnership with other SME’s business to help and support them achieve the best possible HR outcomes by providing a solution orientated, flexible and dependable HR provision.