Here is what Jayne had to say:
Q: What is your working background?
Well, firstly I attained my Law degree at the University of Liverpool, which is where I met Nickie, our Founder, and discovered a love for employment law. However, after studying for so long it was clear to me that I didn’t want to go down the solicitor route (which involved more studying) but instead I wanted to be more involved with people in the workplace.
As such, I searched and searched for entry roles in HR but due to my lack of relevant experience, it was a real challenge in trying to get someone to give me a chance! Then Eurocamp came along and they accelerated my HR career by supporting me in doing a diploma in HR Management- this was fantastic!
Since then, I have then worked in most HR positions in an array of organisations as an assistant, advisor, consultant and now director. Guardian is the perfect place for me to thrive as I get to pursue my career in HR whilst utilising my underpinning knowledge in employment law – it’s the best of both worlds!
Q: Why HR?
I love working with people managers and business leaders to help them overcome challenges within their teams and also putting proactive HR measures in place to encourage a positive and engaged workforce.
I also love the people psychology side; why do people behave like they do? And how do certain situations occur in a business? As such I love to create solutions for this! Again, with the people being the focus, I find it interesting to see how engaged they actually are and how this can impact a business; you’d be surprised by the outcome!
Q: What is your favourite part of being the Director of HR Services at Guardian?
The face-to-face interaction for sure and getting stuck into different client issues; devising solutions that make their employees more engaged, their organisation run smoothly and make their organisations more profitable.
I also love the team here at Guardian as we have a fantastic mix of skills, knowledge and experience, which is shared between us freely. We also enjoy a good natter and listening to some music in the office, when workload allows of course!
Q: What do you specifically offer to clients?
I am supportive and approachable, offering positivity in situations which seem gloomy; making it more enjoyable for everyone involved. I also provide a pragmatic approach to my work, so I think about the practicalities and try to find quick solutions, whilst meeting our client’s needs.
Q: How would others describe you?
Friendly, outgoing, approachable and conscientious (I’d like to think!).
Q: Where do you see Guardian Business Services in 10 years?
To have overtaken our main competitors (for the right reasons) as we have so much to offer!
I loved interviewing Jayne. She is a genuine ‘people’s person’ who has a real passion for HR and is happy helping Guardian’s clients. Jayne has extensive experience and a legal background so can offer bespoke HR services and advice.
She’s your go to if you have a HR issue that you need to work through and I’m sure she’d be more than delighted to hear from you!
Thanks for reading!
Business Development Intern