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People & Organisational Strategist

Giles is an experienced HR and Recruitment professional who works as a freelance consultant, strategist, writer and coach.

He started his HR career with IBM after first reading Modern Languages at Warwick University and becoming a successful technology recruiter. He initially in worked in Recruitment and then later worked across other HR disciplines. His last role with IBM was as an HR Business Partner for the UK’s largest strategic business unit.

He has since worked in other senior HR roles across Europe, advised at Board level, and implemented both strategic and operational HR business solutions. Giles is a columnist with a leading, MoD sponsored, international career transition publication, and has also written blogs for a number of websites and organisations on employment and the changing nature of work. He is passionate about technology, the value of networks and the future of work.

He is keen to develop Digital HR as a business practice and continues to be active in the social technology space.

He has experience of working with or within the Tech, Recruitment, Financial Services, Defence, Government, Professional Services and Retail sectors. Giles focuses on career transition support for individuals (CVs/Resumes, LinkedIn, Interviews, Networking etc.), and effective people solutions for organisations (HR strategy, Talent, HR Technology, Digital HR, HR Mentoring/Business Partnering and Outplacement services).

Key skills and experience:

• Designs and facilitates strategic HR and Talent frameworks aligned to organisational vision

• Creates and advises organisations on effective resourcing models and techniques – end to end solutions

• Delivers supportive outplacement services during sensitive restructures

• Coaches HR professionals to be effective and credible business partners at all levels

• Designs and delivers training to embed good people management and performance focused practices

• Advises organisations on leveraging technology to do better HR – digital/social/agile HR practices

• Advises on the selection and implementation of effective HR technology to meet current and future HR needs