Claire Carr (MCIPD)
I am a Human Resources professional, with over 13 years’ experience in HR and recruitment. Having worked in HR for a wide range of companies, as well as spending five years as a consultant, I have in-depth knowledge of a wide range of sectors, including IT, Banking, FMCGs, Professional Services and the public sector.
I started my career in graduate recruitment for an IT consultancy. In one recruitment year alone, I recruited 76 graduates. The selection of these 76 involved managing more than 80 assessment centres involving over 1000 candidates. In order to select the 1000 candidates, I reviewed more than 5,000 CVs. Some were excellent, the majority were so-so and some were pretty terrible. Including details of your 10 metre swimming badge is not required on any CV…!
I moved on from graduate recruitment into generalist HR roles. As HR Manager for a well known FMCG, I managed the recruitment for their Commercial Training Scheme, as well as recruitment for the Finance and HR divisions. This involved many interviews and assessment centres. In more recent years, I have recruited management consultants as well as management roles within Financial Services.
I have been trained in coaching psychology and practical coaching skills. Recently, I have been coaching newly qualified teachers as part of charity work to address educational disadvantage.