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There’s a better way
of doing HR…

Join a group of HR professionals who are passionate about sharing new and people centric ways of working to change the outdated practices of HR. Who are on a mission to make other people as passionate about the future of HR as they are, determined to challenge the norms.

Dynamic HR Community is a digital community, meeting monthly to share ideas, inform how others are working to disrupt HR, to make it more consumer-led through sharing latest thinking, and trends.

For HR leaders who want to make an impact

Imagine HR, as the leading force in business for change, creating the pathways for the organisation in a disrupted world – so, do you want to be “ahead of the curve”, do you want to “go with the flow” or would you rather be “late in the game” and learn from others or, possibly the least attractive option – “do you want change to be done to you”.

We know where we want to be “ahead of the curve” that’s why we created Dynamic HR Community – to share ideas, create the discussions about how to pivot and change HR and support fellow HR professionals who too want to be part of the campaign.

We are on a mission to make other people passionate about the future of HR as we are…

To have a valued network accessible for everyone focussed on changing the outdated practices of HR

To build a community of diverse ‘like-minded’ people

To help our members to create and build strong relationships

To hold virtual meetings and events enjoyed by our members

We meet online monthly for breakfast meetings and between meetings we exchange information, ideas, suggestions to make our community interactive and fun to be part of.

We also have a LinkedIn Group to join

Founded and run by Linda Hughes FCIPD from Dynamic Coach Group, Helen Joy CTP from People Spark and Debra Hughes MCIPD HR Business Partner and supported by Rebecca Martin VPA.  We are all avid fans about changing HR for the better – to make it fit for a new disrupted world. We genuinely believe HR has an amazing opportunity right now to take the lead to drive transformation to shape the future of work and business performance in this rapidly changing world.

Linda Hughes

Linda is an innovative, driven organisational change and transformation Director working across mid-size organisations following many years working Internationally as an HRD.

Debra Hughes

Debra is a highly commercial HRBP. Her experience includes organisational development, talent, leadership development, employee relations, and reward over the last 15 years.

Helen Joy

Helen is passionate about Leadership and Management Developments. She has led and developed teams within operational and support environments during her 20-year career.

Becci Martin

Becci is an award-winning, experienced and professional Executive Assistant with significant experience within the corporate environment having spent much of her career in the city.

The benefits of joining our community

Being part of a group focussed on transforming our profession.

Building relationships and trust in a relaxed, friendly but professional atmosphere

A regular series of monthly events throughout the year, with all material available to members

Interactive learning as debate and sharing of knowledge

Signup today to enjoy your first event on us

The membership fee is a simple £25.00 per month.  Once you have attended your first meeting, we refund your first membership fee. Everyone is invited to attend their first meeting for free, so they can ensure it’s for them.

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  • May

    21/05/2021 – 8:30 am – 10:00 am

    Agile HR Mindset

    Agile HR Mindset – can software development principles be applied to the development of human talent?

    Come along and listen to Agile Coach Laura ReTurner on 21st May who leads our discussion about an Agile HR mindset – in the new world of work, and how some of the principles of tech development can be applied to HR.

    From small tech start-ups to large traditional companies, organisations need to be fast, flexible, and digitally empowered to succeed in our rapidly changing business landscape. HR plays a crucial role in helping their people and organisations transform, however, many companies are currently stuck with siloed, compliance-heavy HR processes that can often work in opposition to business success rather than supporting it. The result is a view that HR is too slow, out of touch and sometimes even lacking a human focus.

    We’re not suggesting Agile is the answer to all issues – but when people start learning about Agile, they begin to recalibrate their thinking patterns around a new set of beliefs and values.


  • June

    18/06/2021 – 8:30 am – 10:00 am

    A shift to Equity

    2020 put a raw, but much-needed, spotlight on inclusion and diversity and, this year HR teams need to put a greater focus on equity – as opposed to equality in the workplace.

    The way we discuss and approach diversity, equity & inclusion in the workplace is changing. It wasn’t long ago that we only spoke about diversity & inclusion, and before that just diversity.  There is no better time to dig deep and establish shared, fundamental understandings of these terms and their meanings. DE&I Specialist Amisha Davda will talk about some of the widespread confusion around the “definitions”, so that we can get on the same page, and then take the next step and create a shared understanding of DE&I together.

    A report by Forrester found that workplace belonging leads to a 56% increase in job performance and a 50% reduction in turnover risk. The cornerstone of creating any company community is a shared understanding of DE&I.

    Diversity, equity & inclusion are inherently interrelated, but they’re also distinct concepts. When planning your DE&I strategy, understanding their differences is just as important as grasping how they connect. More than that, your specific culture and tone of voice will feed into your own unique definition of each. DE&I is how you make your company values carry real weight.

  • July

    16/07/2021 – 8:30 am – 10:00 am

    Round Table Agenda – 3 topics from our Community

    Round Table Agenda – we choose 3 topics from our community to discuss

    HR leaders have confronted more challenges than ever in 2020 and this has continued into 2021 with the addition of the economic realities of the COVID pandemic beginning to bite.

    While 2021 may not be plain sailing, HR are now prepared and ready to deal with anything if they can continue along a path of agility and resilience.

    So, what better way to stay resilient than by discussing as a group your challenges and get some support on how to tackle them.

  • September

    17/09/2021 – 8:30 am – 10:00 am

    Breeding customer loyalty in the workplace

    Breeding customer loyalty in the workplace – as consumers, we’ve been spoiled not only by excellent service, but also by innovation.

    In fact, the very attributes that technology has enabled— simplicity, flexibility, convenience, personalisation, and connection—have come to be what we expect, even demand, as consumers. So how has this translated to the workplace?

    We’re seeing a changing set of values from companies’ internal customers—perhaps their most important business asset—as well as requests for more innovation, flexibility, and opportunity. Digital HR has become not just a “nice to have,” but a necessity for an organisation’s future growth and acceleration. And just like a consumer who has a bad experience and moves onto another brand, your employees may also seek new experiences if their expectations are not being met.

    Come along and get involved in the discussion, employees are consumers who are their own brand and with technology bringing information at their fingertips, what has emerged is an empowered workforce that is more savvy and well informed. Now more than ever, companies need to step up to be more transparent, agile, and capable of providing their employees more choices.

  • October

    22/10/2021 – 8:30 am – 10:00 am

    What HR skills will be most in demand in the future?

    What HR skills will be most in demand in the future? How to get ahead: be the face of change

    With new challenges at every corner, 2020 has thrown some unprecedented challenges HR’s way. From rapidly changing ways of working, to a contingent and growing gig workforce, and a persisting skills crisis and talent crunch to news that we are in recession – such massive change is escalating the importance of HR’s role within organisations.

    Yet, it is no secret, that HR professionals need to upskill. Just under a half (43%) believe their core skillset will erode in the next three years, according to research from Degreed.

    Come along and take part in the discussion on 22 October about what are the new skills that are most in demand and how you can shift from a place of uncertainty to empowerment, action, and progress.

  • November

    19/11/2021 – 8:30 am – 10:00 am

    Round up of 2021 and our challenges for 2022

    HR leaders have been confronted with more challenges than ever in 2021 and we reflect on how we have approached them – picking out the highlights.  The good thing is we can also celebrate our successes with a little bucks fizz too!!

    Come along and take part in the discussion on 19 November and help set the agenda for 2022.