Tom has over 35 year’s experience in senior HR line and consulting roles, working across a wide range of industries. He works at board level and his areas of expertise are HR strategy and systems, organisation design and strategic workforce planning, compensation & benefits, career and succession planning, leadership development and executive coaching, with the emphasis on improving both business and personal performance.
Tom is an independent consultant. Prior to that he was VP HR for the International Division of Arc International based in Dubai, responsible for HR in The Middle East, Africa and Asia, some key projects were setting up a HR operation in China, managing the closure of a distribution centre in Japan and developing a sales training programme for the region. He has worked with a wide range of companies in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. Some of his projects in the region include implementing an organizational and workforce review in Oman; strategic HR audit for companies in the UAE and Brunei. In addition, he has worked for Arthur Andersen and Towers Watson, working with board level executives on a wide range of projects.
Tom has extensive training and facilitation experience. He designs and runs various public and in house training programmes across the region, besides HR audits, he covers HR management, performance management, workforce planning, talent management, employee engagement, setting objectives and KPIs and People Analytics.
He is an executive coach and carries out a number of coaching assignments with a range of companies at divisional board level, including senior executives of a multinational; divisional CEO’s and directors of semi government and government entity’s; executives at a Global Bank and directors of a global consulting firm.
He has a degree in Industrial Sociology, an MBA from Warwick University and is a member of, and certified trainer for, the CIPD and SHRM . He is also certified in the Hogan assessment tool.
Who Should Attend
This course is designed for all HR professionals with an interest in improving HR’s performance and contribution. It is an essential course for HR department heads, HR generalists and specialists in resourcing, compensation and benefits, payroll, training, personnel, talent management and employee services.
Organisational development specialists and company auditors will also greatly benefit from attending this programme as it will give them valuable insights on conducting an HR audit.
In an increasingly changing and challenging business world, post Covid, HR needs to be proactive in looking at what it does and what it delivers to ensure it is in line with business and employee needs. HR also needs to look at what and how it’s delivering its HR services to managers and employees through efficient processes and procedures, ensuring they are aligned with good practice. Finally, HR must be sure that it is aligned with government and local laws and regulations.
We will set the scene by outlining some of the business and workforce challenges of Covid in the region and look at some of the latest practices in HR management that you need to be aware of. This Tools & Techniques for a Strategic HR Audit Masterclass will provide you with a thorough understanding of audits, outlining tools and techniques to carry out an effective audit. We will show you how to run an audit and provide you with the templates and processes of the proprietary Human Capital Audit methodology, including what you must do to gain the buy-in of managers and executives. We will also investigate risk assessment and the financial impact of what HR does.
We will cover the main areas of HR including workforce planning, recruitment and selection, training and development, compensation and benefits and organisational structure, particularly the structure of the HR function. We will show the importance and value of HR analytics and how you can use this to measure the performance of HR and its contribution to the business.
This highly practical programme will involve discussions, exercises and case studies. Participants will be provided with numerous checklists, audit questionnaires and templates.