Wendy Hirsh, independent researcher & principal associate, Institute for Employment Studies


Wendy Hirsh
Wendy Hirsh, independent researcher & principal associate, Institute for Employment Studies
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Dr Wendy Hirsh is an independent researcher and consultant on a range of people management issues especially career development, talent management, succession planning, workforce planning and leadership development. Her particular interests are in considering both organisational and individual perspectives; linking employee development more strongly with changing business needs; and helping managers and employees to tackle these career and future-related aspects of employment more clearly and more confidently.

Wendy finds the mix of applied research and consulting expose her to a wide range of ideas and practices, while also keeping her feet on the ground and making sure new approaches are doable. Wendy migrated to HR from maths via operational research and workforce planning, so reaching for data and evidence – qualitative as well as quantitative - is second nature.

Wendy is Principal Associate and Honorary Fellow of the Institute for Employment Studies (IES); an Associate of Roffey Park Institute; Fellow of the National Institute for Career Education and Counselling (NICEC); Visiting Professor at Kingston University and Visiting Professor of Career Development at the University of Derby. She has been a regular research contributor for the Corporate Research Forum (CRF).

Recommended viewing

Talent Management: Learning Across Sectors


Talent Management: for the many or just the few?

IES blog http://www.employment-studies.co.uk/news/talent-ma...

Recommended reading

‘Talent management: responding to uncertainty’, Darkening Skies? IES Perspectives on HR 2017, IES Report 210


‘Positive career development for leaders’ in Leadership in Organizations: Current issues and key trends (3rd edition), edited by John Storey, Routledge, New York & London


Planning your career in a week, Wendy Hirsh and Charles Jackson, Hodder Education, 2016


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