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: Tel: +44 020 7856 7049

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You don’t need to be Google to create a great culture

Posted by David Smith

What springs to mind when you think of Innocent Drinks, Ben and Jerry’s ice-cream, Apple or Google?  Strong brand? Great culture? Social-responsibility? Ethics?  From a people management perspective, you do get the sense that it would indeed be great to … Continue reading

Recruiting and developing the sales professionals of the future

Posted by David Smith

The s-word? I have a confession to make, I like sales.  I like sales, I like the sales process, it interests me and I hate it when the profession gets derided, mocked or cheapened.  There, I said it! It’s unfair … Continue reading

Is promoting and developing emotional intelligence the key to unlocking our full potential?

Posted by David Smith

My daughter has been going to school for about 6 months now.  Although it’s a great school and she’s (mostly!) a bright, sensible and confident girl, we approached her first parents evening with more than a few nerves.  Will she … Continue reading

One size fits all? How to engage a changing workforce

Posted by David Smith

After seeing steady increases for the last couple of years, UK unemployment levels are now falling back to 2010 levels.  One significant development in the last few years has been in the type of work being offered by businesses.  In … Continue reading

What does your recruitment process say about you?

Posted by David Smith

Companies advertise and sell products.  They spend millions of pounds each year ensuring that these products are desirable to consumers and can be bought with the minimum amount of fuss.   It’s therefore odd that many companies do not give the … Continue reading

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