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HR Director

HR Director

£80,000, Woking

Our retained client is seeking a permanent HR Director from a professional services background to take responsibility for the day-to-day management, engagement and development of the HR function, oversee the delivery of operational HR support and develop and implement strategic HR initiatives to support the business strategy. You will also work closely with the senior management team in all areas of people matters.


CIPD qualified with a degree (or equivalent experience), you will be an experienced and established HR professional operating at both strategic and operational levels. Experience gained in the professional services sector will be advantageous, and a broad knowledge and experience in employment law, compensation, organisation development, employee relations, and training and development is essential.



HR Interim Jobs Buck the Trend

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This week, the REC reported the fastest drop in interim assignments for the month of March in the last two and a half years, whilst permanent placements continued to grow.    

A variety of reasons were cited for this apparent shift to permanent hires, including the much talked about AWR and increasing business confidence.  

South East HR Interim Jobs buck the trend

Alexander Lloyd is pleased to report however that the South East appears to have maintained its level of interim assignments on the HR market consistently, with nothing like the sharp drop described nationally by the REC.  The interim HR jobs market has in fact had a positive start to the year, with three to six months the most commonly seen contract timescales on offer.  

The team are interested to report that the reason most cited for this strong start include instances of team restructures where it isn’t possible to hire on a permanent basis until the process is complete, and increasing demand on resources that can’t be met with the current provisions in place.

HR Generalists in demand

Whilst during the last couple of years, there has been a greater focus on specialist skill sets being brought in on an interim basis to fulfil a specific temporary need or project, the first quarter of 2012 have seen increasing roles for generalist interims alongside those specialists.

It is not anticipated that this trend will decline sharply into quarter two, indeed the HR market has seen what is possibly the best start to the year for some time.  

Figures related to internal Alexander Lloyd job data generated in Q1 2012

© Alexander Lloyd 2012.


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