I’m Emma and I am the owner, founder and chief gopher of The Horsey HR Lady.
I began my career in Human Resources(HR) back in 2000, having graduated with a BA (Hons) in November 1999 from Coventry University. My first role in HR was as an Administrator. I, as part of a team of 6, supported the business by adding new starters, changes, and leavers onto the system and looking after the absence records for a set number of branches. The team worked closely with Payroll so I was exposed early to a large number of payroll questions. This team went on to be the support function as the HR system was then rolled out to all of the branches within the business.
I progressed through my career being a Team Leader, a Pensions Co-ordinator, an HR Advisor, an HR Manager/Business Partner and completing my corporate life as a Head of HR. During my corporate life, I have worked in the private, public and third sectors in industries as far ranging as engineering, financial services, food manufacturing and rail. I have worked with small organisations, and start-up organisations and sadly, closed entire sites down.
During my career, I have been involved in a large number of HR reports from just adding a line to a larger HR report each month, to being responsible for the entire report. Most, if not all, of the reporting that I have done in the last 20+ years, has been reactive and I want to start to make a difference in how HR reports are created and more importantly, used! I genuinely believe that most HR reports are read and filed but not used.
Business Owners and HR Teams globally have access to a huge amount of data on their teams depending on their activities. My aim is to support those people in using the HR data more meaningfully. That could be by seeing how they compare to the international standard on HR Reporting, it could be by encouraging them to share the data with the wider business (anonymised where necessary) but to start to look at data and predict what could happen next year, in the next 3 or beyond.