Summary

People by Design was formed in July 2005 to provide flexible HR input for a wide range of companies and enterprises on key people management issues. People by Design specialises in aligning employee behaviours with business strategy and plans. People by Design is led by Heather Chatten, an experienced and business-focussed senior level HR Professional of almost 20 years, who masters the intellectual rigours and practical dilemnas of today\\\'s business challenges. Unilever-trained and an MBA graduate from Manchester Business School, Her approach is credible, direct and committed. Areas covered include: leadership development, employee communications, performance management, change management, employee relations, mergers and acquisitions, policy development and implementation, employment law, pensions, recruitment support, job design and evaluation and remuneration.

Expertise


Business focussed coaching
Leadership development
Employee communication and engagement
Employment law and employee relations
Recruitment and outplacement support

Experience

  • People By Design

    Director
    - Current
    Heather\'s career progressed rapidly in Unilever across many interesting and challenging business issues and she became an HR Director at a very tender age! Since the formation of People by Design 4 years ago, sample projects include: appraisal scheme design and training, executive coaching, recruitment support for senior management vacancies, job evaluation exercises, salary surveys and pay structure design, organisational effectiveness reviews, creation of written statements of employment and design of HR policies, outplacement support for redundant employees.
  • People by Design Ltd

    - Current
    People by Design Ltd

Education History

  • Masters of Business Administration

    University of Manchester - Manchester Business School
    2000 - 2000
    Intense and challenging - an MBA is not for the faint hearted! Heather completed hers whilst continuing to work full time. The Manchester method is a fantastic blend of first rate teaching and hands-on project work. Personal favourite modules include the Entrepreneurship Project and Marketing Communications.
  • Masters of Business Administration

    University of Manchester - Manchester Business School
    2000 - 2000
    Intense and challenging - an MBA is not for the faint hearted! Heather completed hers whilst continuing to work full time. The Manchester method is a fantastic blend of first rate teaching and hands-on project work. Personal favourite modules include the Entrepreneurship Project and Marketing Communications.
  • BA Joint Honours in French and German

    University of Durham
    2000 - 2000
    Three years of intense study of French and German language and literature with the third year spent teaching English in a German school. What a fabulous place to study.

Qualifications

Master Practitioner in NLP | Level A and Level B qualified in Psychometric Testing (Hogan and 16PF)| Employment Law Certificate | NVQ Level 5 in Supervisory Management

Interests and Hobbies

Reading about British history, creative design of vintage handbags| Visual arts - art, theatre, cinema Designing and making vintage handbags | Walking in the Lake District | Cooking for friends and family

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