Pippa’s HR career spans over 20 years, operating at the HRD level for 12 years before setting up her HR Consultancy, working across several industry sectors including Financial Services and Life Sciences. Pippa has worked within highly complex HR environments and managed often challenging and sensitive situations her whole career. She specializes in helping organizations through significant change, both organizationally and culturally, whether that’s scaling up or down.
It is this broad knowledge, coupled with her own experiences as a candidate throughout the different stages of her career, that gives her an in-depth understanding and unique perspective of the recruitment world. When not working, you are likely to find Pippa in a field, wearing wellies, either looking after her two Alpacas, Gin and Tonic, or walking her woolly mammoth - a big brown Newfoundland called Bilbo.
He is passionate about candidate advocacy, improving the candidate experience but also shouting out the good recruiters.
Steve is a seasoned Reward and HR specialist. After 20 years in Consulting, advising multinationals across many industries on reward practices, he joined an international HR team within Financial Services. He is a skilled advisor of HRDs, Boards, Executive Committees and REMCO’s on their overarching compensation philosophy, strategic direction and operational effectiveness.
When Steve isn’t looking at a spreadsheet talking to investors or recruiters, he’ll either be in his workshop making tables out of huge slabs of wood or in his forge hammering a piece of metal into something useful with Bilbo the Newfie alongside!
Bilbo’s career is short but interesting; 2 years….
His role is encouraging people to smile, laugh and be happy.
He doesn’t like policies – he just rips them up.
He is in charge of Smokey the Cat, the Alpacas, and likes to do slobbering.
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Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time. Exercise caution in your business affairs; for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals; and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Be yourself. Especially, do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass.
Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be, and whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.
With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.