‘HR crisis’ resolution is not about ‘holding the fort’ or simply ‘filling a gap’.

As an interim senior HR generalist, a crisis fix involves stabilising HR functions and issues, designing & implementing good HR practice and planning & hiring a long-term ‘permanent HR solution. Recent generalist successes at SunGard, SAP and Affinion International. This involves leading an HR team on an interim basis, or operating as a stand-alone specialist. Challenges handled include:
  • Leading and calmly stabilising an HR team, whatever state it is in.
  • Attending to any immediate critical HR needs, either projects or normal activity.
  • Professionally filling an HR shortage which may involve sourcing a replacement.
  • Attending to difficult inter-personal and employee relations matters.
  • Competently managing HR operations, compensation and benefits.
  • Successfully recruiting, restructuring and terminating as required.
  • Focused management of Performance, Talent and Learning activities.
  • Disengaging professionally, leaving learning and stability in place.