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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Should leaders Tweet?

Posted by David Smith

Twitter seems to be one of those things that divides opinion.  I’m aware that even using the word ‘tweet’ in the title of this blog will turn many people off reading any further.  Some think it’s a waste of time … Continue reading

Do we under-value our senior public servants?

Posted by David Smith

Senior public sector salaries have never been so heavily scrutinised.  It seems the journalist must quote the salary of the CEO when that particular individual is named in relation to anything at the moment.  And if you don’t read the … Continue reading

How to hire Generation Y

Posted by David Smith

We were delighted to team up with Guardian newspaper recently on some research of graduates and the graduate schemes offered by employers.  This is the latest in a long line of articles I have read recently about the group often … Continue reading

Reward in small business: What does best practice look like for them?

Posted by David Smith

One of the occupational hazards in my job is that you can get slightly side-tracked reading stories about the practices of leading companies.  Reading our insight about what should be done can sometimes distract from what is actually done in … Continue reading

Keeping pace with the changing world of work

Posted by David Smith

In the summer of 1999, with the sun (oh ok then, rain) beating down, I set about finishing my degree studies by writing a dissertation about the adoption of computers in the primary classroom. Over a decade has past and … Continue reading

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