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


Wendy Hirsh
Wendy Hirsh, independent researcher & principal associate, Institute for Employment Studies
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Wendy Hirsh is an independent researcher and consultant on a range of people management issues

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.

Hirsh 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. She 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.

Hirsh 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).

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Research paper: Talent Management: Learning Across Sectors

IES blog: Talent management – for the many or just the few?

IES report: Darkening skies? IES perspectives on HR 2017

Book contribution: ‘Positive career development for leaders’ in Leadership in Organizations: Current issues and key trends

Book: Planning your career in a week

Social media handle: @wendyhirsh

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