25th March 2021

Candidate Case Study: Louise’s Story

Sarah worked closely with Louise Robinson to help her secure her new role as an HR Assistant. Here’s what she had to say about her experience. Can you tell us a bit about your background? I spent a good 7 years in the third sector supporting financial initiatives from the DWP New Enterprise Allowance for new start-up businesses, to Welfare
15th February 2021

Team Mindset for Safety and Success: How to ensure psychological safety in your workplace

In light of the past year or so, companies around the world have had to completely redefine and adapt the ways in which they work and their overall workplace culture. The shift to home working due to the ongoing pandemic has resulted in many employers not seeing or communicating with their employees on a face-to-face basis. Meaning many may now
9th February 2021

Case Study: Amanda’s Story

Amanda Simmons worked with Sarah to secure her new role as a HR Manager. Here’s what she had to say about the experience. Hi Amanda, thanks for agreeing to share your story – can you tell us a bit about your background? I’m a generalist HR Manager with over 18 years’ experience in HR. I started out at officer level and
19th November 2020

Case Study: Emma’s Story

Emma Winter worked with Sarah to secure her new role as an HR Project Director. She kindly took the time to answer a couple of questions about her experience. Hi Emma, first question, how did you come across Sarah McKenna HR Recruitment? I’ve worked in HR for a long time so heard about Sarah through the industry grapevine as she
19th November 2020

Partner Spotlight: Smart Works Newcastle

Smart Works Newcastle helps some of the most vulnerable women from across the region regain their self-belief to succeed at job interview and move on with their lives. They help at a critical point in their lives, when they have a job interview, often after a long period of unemployment, when confidence and morale are very low. The volunteer run
19th November 2020

Partner Spotlight: Beyond Partners

Maxine and Sally from Beyond Partners are joining me for my next online event on 1st December around people, purpose, and culture. I asked them to tell us a bit more about them and their own business so that you can get to know them before the webinar. Thanks, Maxine and Sally for taking the time! Tell us a bit
18th November 2020

The new role of HR, championing diversity, & the ideal size of an HR team

I read a lot of HR-related emails and articles, and sometimes I strike gold. Here are the top five articles of the many I’ve read over the past couple of months or so. Please do let me know if any of these spark inspiration, make you think twice, or teach you something new. Experts reveal HR’s role for ‘Lockdown 2.0’
18th November 2020

HR Has Been Reignited In 2020 – Here’s Why

2020 has witnessed a new dawn in employment where HR and internal communications have taken centre stage. Everyone, whether a CEO or an apprentice, has adapted to home working and a whole new approach to the workplace. So the functions of HR have never been so important. During the first Covid-19 lockdown, employees had to multitask working at home productively,
7th September 2020

HR Tips: How to Provide the Best Support for Working Parents

I’m feeling enlightened after my latest event with Helen and Lindsay from Parent Scheme last week. We chatted about how Managers and HR teams can support parents in their return to work as schools reopen for the first time since the start of lockdown way back in March!  Parent Scheme supports working parents, so as you can imagine, the business
28th August 2020

HR: The Key to Post-Covid Business Success

I’ve seen so many fantastic stories of HR teams stepping up and leading with positivity throughout the pandemic that I thought I’d explore how this is going to continue. People Management found that a fifth of employers are reopening workplaces from September and a third will ask employees to come in for a certain number of days a week unless
14th July 2020

HR, Recruitment, Diversity and Parenthood: My July Article Round-Up

Here’s my latest round-up of HR-related articles that I thought I’d share with you. I hope you find them as useful as I did! UK job applications rose 32% in June As is to be expected, competition for jobs is huge at the moment. In fact, in June it was reported that there were 106% more applicants battling for jobs
2nd July 2020

What’s Keeping Women Out of the Boardroom?

What a fantastic session we had with Donna and Cheryl from Now Is Your Time! It was all about what’s keeping women out of the boardroom. If you’d like to watch, click here for the full recording – it really was such an uplifting session. Donna and Cheryl have been described as motivating and down to earth, and this is