Su Patel

Putting the Human back into HR with Su Patel #023

Human into HRPutting the Human back into HR with Su Patel #023

Nick Day sat down with International Leadership Consultant, HR Thought Partner, Author and Speaker, Su Patel.  Su is also Founder and Director of HR Training and Consulting Ltd, where she also hosts The HR Leadership Academy and The HR Networking Club.

The majority of Su’s work experience has been within the fast-paced retail sector.  She worked for Tesco as a Senior HR Manager and Learning and Development Manager impacting over 300,000 employees and more recently she has worked within the Education, Insurance and Printing industries. She has been having an impact on HR for over 25 years and loves serving businesses and people.

Su now focuses her time on transforming HR by training and empowering HR professionals and leaders globally so they can continue to provide a world-class, human approach to leading teams.

Su is also the author of “Putting The Human Back Into HR – Success as an HR professional Begins With You” and which aims to provide leaders within Human Resources with solutions to build credible brands for people.  We discuss this Putting the Human back into HR concept in more detail to discover the key strategies that can help HR leaders to ensure people are always at the heart of a business

In this “Putting the Human back into HR with Su Patel” podcast episode, we discover:

  1. What are the critical challenges that HR leaders typically face every day and how can HR leaders ensure they are equipped with the tools to handle them?
  2. What motivated you to write your book “Putting The Human Back Into HR – Success as an HR professional Begins With You”
  3. What are the 5 areas HR professionals need to master to be effective?
  4. What is your HR blueprint for ensuring HR leaders can deliver a balanced approach to employee issues and make a positive impact strategically?
  5. How HR leaders can be more proactive
  6. Tips for creating an enjoyable work environment for employees
  7. What are the key leadership skills an HR leader needs to master
  8. The key strategies that can help an HR leader put people at the heart of its business
  9. What will be the future for HR

To find out more about this Putting the Human back into HR with Su Patel” episode of the HR L&D Podcast is highlighted below:

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Thanks for listening  – I look forward to bringing you the next episode of the HR L&D Podcast real soon!

Best Wishes,

Nick Day | JGA HR 01727800377

Bad side of HR

The Dark Side and the Good Side of HR – with Emma Wynne #014

The Dark Side and the Good Side of HR – with Emma Wynne #014

Bad side of HRNick Day from JGA HR Recruitment is joined on the HR L&D Podcast by Emma Wynne, Managing Director of GatewayHR, an incredibly successful service provider of outsourced Human Resources Functions to talk about the dark side of HR and the good side of HR.  GatewayHR offer a full suite of HR services ranging from people management and development solutions to audits, mediation services, and engagement surveys and more!

In particular, we discuss:

  • Managing Employee Engagement
  • Managing Mental Health and Wellbeing
  • Multi-generational Workforce Management
  • Personable HR
  • Improving happiness at work.

Emma started GatewayHR in 2007 and she possesses an MA in HR Management and has lectured at the University of Northampton and the CIPD at Master’s Degree level and she often presents at conferences across the UK!

In this “The Dark Side and the Good Side of HR” episode of the HR L&D Podcast with Emma Wynne, we discover:

  1. Emma’s personal journey that led to her launching GatewayHR
  2. What is the ‘Dark side of HR‘ and what is the ‘Good side of HR’?
  3. Managing employee engagement better, what good engagement looks like and the steps a business can take to achieve it?
  4. The lessons we can learn from bad managers!
  5. How can we better engage Millennials?
  6. How working environments can affect staff engagement, mental health and wellbeing?
  7. Are businesses paying enough attention to Mental Health?
  8. What companies can do to help promote and create an open environment in relation to Mental Health?
  9. What are the signs we need to look out for and if we suspect an employee us suffering from a mental health issue?
  10. Are businesses doing enough to promote multi-generational workforces?
  11. The benefits multi-generational approaches provide to a business

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A word from the host, Nick Day

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