Why do I do my jobHR, for me, is about partnering with businesses to help people be the best they can be. From helping to hire the right person, to supporting great performance, training people in new skills and solving any tricky issues that may arise along the way, HR is challenging and varied and you learn something every day. Employing people is difficult and I really enjoy helping businesses manage it more effectively, helping them get through any difficult times with the least possible drama and creating a thriving business together.
What I did beforeI actually started my working life as a junior university lecturer in French Studies! But I started my career in HR with Proctor & Gamble, working in the UK, Germany and Switzerland. I went on to work in many countries and industries including Manufacturing, Biotech, Marketing, Financial Services and Technology. My last ‘corporate’ job was Senior HR Director for EMEA and APAC for a large digital marketing company.
What keeps me going when things get toughMy husband and son make me laugh every day and help me to remember what really matters; my dog gets me out in the Wiltshire countryside, which is so beautiful you can’t help but forget your worries; and playing the violin, watercolour painting and writing blow away any cobwebs that are left.
Sarah has great business partnering abilities, strong negotiation skills, solid employment law knowledge and an eye for talent. She was critical to the successful employee transfer and business integration of several acquisitions.
Pam Cramer, Senior Director in Human Resources, PAREXEL International