Linda Kennedy McCarthy, Group HR Director of SIG Plc
I am currently Group HR Director for SIGplc, a FTSE 250 company with 10,500 employees and a turnover of circa £2.7billion. My role covers the UK, Europe and UAE and I’m a member of the COMEX, acting as sponsor for the Group’s e commerce project as well as leading the People Agenda and global HR function.
Previously, I was Vice President of People for Orange UK and then Chief Change Officer at EE, the UK’s largest mobile operator, where I was successful in delivering Orange/T Mobile/EE into the Sunday Times Best Companies and in leading the merger and integration of Orange and T-Mobile. Prior to EE, I was Group HR Director at international service company Serco, where I was responsible for the development of their people strategy and the implementation of a new leadership and talent management framework
I have over 22 years of significant HR experience across a range of industries and have worked for large global organisations including the roles of Global HR Director at Williams Lea, the corporate information solutions business, global HR Director at waste management business Cleanaway and VP Human Resources at oil and mining company BHP Billiton, amongst others. I have worked internationally across various geographies including South Africa, South America, Australia, the Former Soviet Union and Europe during my career. I speak several languages including French, German and Spanish and I am an Associate of the Institute of Linguists.
Although a generalist in HR, I specialize in Organisation Design, Change Management and Engagement and take a metric driven approach to demonstrate value added HR. I have had extensive experience in company turnarounds, business mergers and re-organisations. Having originally studied at Napier University, I’m now a Fellow of the CIPD.
The session is designed to support HRBPs in developing skills and understanding around:
- Building your circle of influence
- The importance of relationship building in business partnering
- Developing commercial acumen
- Increasing your impact by presenting HR as a commercial, value adding function
- Becoming a trusted advisor
- Using data and analytics to drive improvements
- Interpreting and using data to influence business decisions and determine focus
- Demonstrating measureable progress around the right KPI’s
18:00 - arrival & refreshments
18:30 - welcome and start of presentation
20:00/20:30 - finish & departure
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q Building your circle of influence
q The importance of relationship building in business partnering
q Developing commercial acumen
q Increasing your impact by presenting HR as a commercial, value adding function
q Becoming a trusted advisor
q Using data and analytics to drive improvements
q Interpreting and using data to influence business decisions and determine focus
q Demonstrating measureable progress around the right KPI’s