An interview with Natalie White, Head of People, by Emily Smoothy
“Without question, there will be challenges ahead but myself, and the team at Oakleaf will be here to help and advise"
This will be seen as the moment when true Payroll professionals stood out, showed their true worth and became respected.
Reward remains a key area and businesses are still pressing ahead with replacement hires and maternity covers which is positive
We are starting to hear an increase in appetite to move more of their work force to second hubs in Birmingham, Reading or Manchester or to have them field based, both driving down office cost whilst bolstering regional talent.
A notable trend is that the appetite to move roles at the senior end in reward remains very high.
Across the board, it has been noted that HR is needed now more than ever before.
Legal and Consulting firms appear to be in a stronger position of all professional services firms with some movement in terms of new job roles
Whilst the market awaits the outcome of plans to release the lockdown, we saw the highest market activity that we have seen since mid-March
The Commerce and Industry team at Oakleaf seem to have experienced a tale of two halves.