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David Smith

David Smith

David Smith is sector leader for the public sector and Not for Profit area within Hay Group’s Productized Services. His team provide organisations with robust tools and insights to help them select, retain, reward and develop their employees. David has supported the public sector for over 10 years, working on talent and performance management projects across local government, police and beyond. He has developed and launched new HR software applications and is passionate about how technology can streamline processes in the sector. David is a Business, IT and Management graduate. Contact Email: david.smith@haygroup.com Tel: +44 020 7856 7049

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Job descriptions, the root of (nearly) all evil?

Posted by David Smith

I’d be a terrible London taxi driver. Not only has it been said that my sense of direction is pretty awful, my levels of resilience aren’t that high either. These guys need pretty broad shoulders to do what they do. … Continue reading

People grow People. Developing people skills in your graduates

Posted by David Smith

In September I’ll have been in the world of work for about 15 years. Thinking back, I’m not sure University could have ever prepared me for what I was about to do. Work is a bit like life in general … Continue reading

You don’t need candles to be mindful: Emotional intelligence is for everyone

Posted by David Smith

In the last couple of weeks an All-Party Parliamentary Group published the results of an 8-month inquiry into the potential for mindfulness training in key areas of public life. The resulting recommendations were clear¬, there are benefits within healthcare, education, … Continue reading

Open, useable and transparent: How social sharing tools can help create happy and effective employees

Posted by David Smith

By David Smith, direct from the HR Tech Europe event in Amsterdam. One of my favourite things about HR Tech Europe has been the ‘Disrupt HR’ zone.  Down here, small start-up tech firms get 10 minutes to pitch an innovative new product, … Continue reading

Who’s driving these HR tech innovations – the workforce or HR?

Posted by David Smith

The second blog post from David Smith, direct from the HR Tech Europe event in Amsterdam. Here I am at HR Tech Europe and, despite being excited about it for a few weeks now, it’s fair to say that it’s … Continue reading

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