HR in the Hot Seat (1)
HR in the Hot Seat - 5 mins
with Lauren New, Learning & Leadership Manager - Dentsu
What do you love most about
The freedom to be creative.
Engaging people with training and development in such an innovative
company means I constantly need to think of new and different ways
of doing things. This makes my job very fun!
What are the three things
you couldn't do without?
My internal network! I often
get to work with the best creative minds in the company to help
deliver a great learning experience - there are so many skilled
people from designers through to analysts and some great
presenters, not to mention the fabulous HR team!
A bit geeky, but our new LMS
has changed my job from a lot of admin to being able to communicate
with the click of a button- which saves me loads of
And Coffee! For those 3pm
What do you think makes a
A good recruiter knows the
company they are recruiting for from top to bottom and especially
what the ambition of the company is - this means they are able to
think ahead and recruit the best talent to support the delivery of
Who has been your greatest
I've worked with some really
inspirational people- there are two ladies in particular who stand
out for me.
Lindsay Partridge is an
L&D consultant currently with Dentsu Aegis and my coach. She is
a great training designer and has such a passion for her role, it's
infectious! She carries positivity and energy in every element of
her job which is something I admire.
The other is Fiona McKay who
helps us deliver our management development programme. Fiona is
incredibly glamorous! She remains so calm and collected and
definitely owns the room when she trains.
What are your tips for
Always remember your end
goal, sometimes things don't go to plan but if you persevere you
will get there. Don't be afraid to adapt your style and if you take
every experience as a lesson learned, it'll be even more satisfying
when you achieve your goals.
What do you do after a
I'm very musical and am in a
choir - singing at the top of your voice is great