What’s HR Practice like in the UK as a Black HR Professional?

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Bringing together black HR professionals around the world

HR is at the heart of organisations making crucial decisions on hiring, progression, remuneration and more. The industry is underrepresented when it comes to black professionals.

About this event

In this virtual event our speakers will be discussing how they got into the industry, the challenges of working in HR as a black person in the UK, and sharing their views on what skills the industry demands today.

If you’re a black professional working in HR, at any level, join this event to meet new peers but also share your experiences.

HR can be a demanding and often mentally draining role. Sharing practice and offering advice on how to succeed in an all-encompassing job can be a huge value.

Date: Wednesday 20th July

Time: 6.30pm – 7.15pm BST

Register for this event to secure your place!

Meet the speakers:

Olusola Falase – Talent Acquisition Manager, EMEA at Avaery Dennison

Sola is a strategic human resource professional with focus on talent acquisition and Talent management. He has extensive years of experience that span across Consulting, Financial Services and the Manufacturing sectors.

Currently, he leads the EMEA Talent Acquisition team for a fortune 500 company in the United Kingdom. He holds an MBA and also a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources International (SPHRi). Sola is passionate about diversity, equity and inclusion, and talent development.

Jenelle Shand – Human Resources Business Partner at VoxSmart | Career Coach

Jenelle is an HR professional with 9+ years’ experience working in generalist roles, delivering HR solutions and engaging in strong HR business partnership. She has worked in both start-ups and established companies across a diverse range of industries including technology, logistics, law, and FMCG. Outside of this she is also a career coach helping mid-level professionals get into management and increase their seniority in a new company.

Samuel AkinlotanBY-Peers HR Chief Activator | Technical Recruitment Partner at Holistic Tech Solutions

Samuel is a personable and internationally-certified talent management professional, with strategic and operational level work experience in consulting and financial services. He has designed and executed several people-centric solutions with leading organisations across diverse sector and industries like Big 4 Consulting, FMCG, Retail-Chain stores, Hospitality, Banking, Engineering, Information Technology, Media, Education, Agriculture etc.

Samuel is passionate about talent development, diversity and inclusion (racial, gender and disability), and discussing contemporary workplace issues.

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About BY-Peers

The BY-Peers community is a pillar of support for those who have recently landed a new role or embarked on their latest entrepreneurial journey.

Whatever stage you are in your career we are inviting you to celebrate the next chapter in your professional life, sharing resources that can help you on your journey to career progression whilst connecting you to likeminded peers.

If you’re new to the city this is a great way to immerse yourself in the local community and make new friends.

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Join us virtually for an unmissable evening to hear from our partners and your potential employers, discussing insights into their company and career paths. We’re covering Creative, Finance, Technology and much more. Be the first to hear about new roles and build relationships with recruiters.

We’re excited to welcome Black professionals from across the globe to connect with our partners so stay tuned, tell a friend and be the first to learn more!

This is THE chance to step away from the day-to-day and immerse yourself in the latest expertise to reimagine the world around us. You’ll leave with jam-packed insight and personal tactics to elevate your career while uplifting those around you.

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