Human Resources

The increasing pace of technological change, the relentless acceleration of artificial intelligence (AI) and the infinite impact of globalisation, have been forcing every type of organisation to re-evaluate its approach to human capital management for some time now. The Covid-19 crisis has changed everything again overnight.

In face of the unprecedented challenges that the pandemic has imposed on businesses, HR leaders have rapidly made people their number one priority – working proactively at an incredible pace, to ensure employees’ health, safety, and wellbeing. They have navigated the challenges associated with the almost immediate implementation of remote working on a mass scale, alongside furloughs, redundancies, and iterative restructures of the labour force. As we emerge from the pandemic, every type of organisation will want to acquire and retain those innovative and inclusive HR leaders who will help your business to thrive post Covid-19, enabling your workforce to adapt to more effectively to the rapidly changing global marketplace.

To overcome some of the many challenges associated with the pandemic, companies will rely on HR executives who are skilled at leading change initiatives, optimising the use of technology, thriving in diverse workplace cultures, progressing corporate objectives, and thinking creatively about future skill gaps to accelerate business performance. With the modern HR function already assuming responsibility for the alignment of the people strategy with the enterprise strategy, today’s most sought-after HR leaders are those who can respond to the evolving needs of today’s increasingly agile and remote workforce, creating a positive and collaborative culture that continually embraces strategic change, transformation and inclusivity.

RDW’s Human Resources practice is made up of a team of highly experienced search consultants with a proven track record in delivering just this sort of talent to our clients. Our exceptionally diverse networks include industry-leading HR leaders and practitioners, who combine traditional HR expertise with agile strategic leadership skills. We’ve spent years cultivating this diverse network; and we continue to expand its reach through referrals and recommendations from our C-suite client contacts alongside meticulous market mapping.

We focus on board-level appointments, working with a hugely diverse range of clients to engage Chief People Officers and Heads of functions across a wide variety of industry verticals, including Banking, Communications, Construction, Consulting, Education, Engineering, Finance, IT, Legal, Leisure & Distribution, Oil & Gas, Pharmaceuticals, Professional Services, Retail and Utilities. Over the course of the last 20 years, we’ve developed an incredibly robust global client base that includes FTSE 100 and 250, Fortune 500, NASDAQ, medium sized, private equity backed and family-owned businesses, together with public sector, not-for-profit, and management consulting firms.

At the inception of every retained search or interim appointment, RDW will work with you to understand and clarify the contribution, impact and outcomes required from the successful HR executive. We will also learn more about your organisational culture, team dynamics and working rhythm. We’ll then leverage our learned experience, exceptional diverse networks, tenacious researchers and informed approach to every aspect of the search process in order to connect you with the best HR leaders in the global market.

Our areas of expertise:

Chief People Officers

Organisation Development, Design & Effectiveness (C-Suite, Partner, Director, Head of)

Engagement & Experience (C-suite, Partner, Director, Head of)

Talent, Leadership Development & Learning (C-suite, Partner, Director, Head of)

Reward & Performance (C-suite, Partner, Director, Head of)

Employee & Industrial Relations (C-Suite, Group/ Divisional Partner, Director, Head of)

Internal Communications (C-suite, Partner, Director, Head of)

HR Operations & Shared Services (C-suite, Partner, Director, Head of)

Diversity & Inclusion (C-suite, Partner, Director, Head of)

Our clients

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Speak to a specialist

Each one of our London or New York-based consultants is a subject matter expert in the specialist area to which they are assigned; and when you speak to one of us, you’ll be engaging with someone whose knowledge and expertise you can really trust.

David Mackey

Managing Partner

Expertise: C-suite, Human Resources, Chief People Officer, Technology and Consulting

Geographies: UK, Europe, North America

T: +44 (0) 7977 333 111

E: david@rdw.uk.com

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Christine Carey

Principal Consultant

Expertise: Human Resources, C-suite, Chief People Officer

Geographies: UK, Europe

T: +44 (0) 789 271 2004

E: christinec@rdw.uk.com

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Speak to a specialist

Each one of our London or New York-based consultants is a subject matter expert in the specialist area to which they are assigned; and when you speak to one of us, you’ll be engaging with someone whose knowledge and expertise you can really trust.

Talia Preda

Managing Partner USA

Expertise: Diversity, Cyber & Human Resources

Geographies: North America

T: +1 646 781 8229

E: talia@rdw.us.com

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Christine Carey

Principal Consultant

Expertise: Human Resources, C-suite, Chief People Officer

Geographies: UK, Europe

T: +44 (0) 789 271 2004

E: christinec@rdw.uk.com

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Speak to a specialist

Each one of our London or New York-based consultants is a subject matter expert in the specialist area to which they are assigned; and when you speak to one of us, you’ll be engaging with someone whose knowledge and expertise you can really trust.

Talia Preda

Managing Partner USA

Expertise: Diversity, Cyber & Human Resources

Geographies: North America

T: +1 646 781 8229

E: talia@rdw.us.com

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Black and white profile photo of Christine Carey at Rees Draper Wright

Christine Carey

Principal Consultant

Expertise: Human Resources, C-suite, Chief People Officer

Geographies: UK, Europe

T: +44 (0) 789 271 2004

E: christinec@rdw.uk.com

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