Alison Driver is Managing Director of Metis HR Ltd. A Lancashire based, Chartered FCIPD and MBA qualified HR Consultant with over 30 years’ experience as an operational people manager and HR professional, at the age of 24 Alison was managing 105 unionised cleaning and catering staff in the NHS.
The enforced exercise of the Government’s drive for Compulsory Competitive Tendering in the NHS in 1985 resulted in Alison cutting her management teeth on making 36 employees redundant in order to successfully win the tender in-house. Since those days in the mid 1980’s Alison estimates that she has:
Directly managed approximately 55 different management level staff
Been ultimately responsible for the work delivered by approximately 415 employees
Conducted over 2000 recruitment interviews
In a line management capacity dismissed 12 employees but in an HR capacity supported management colleagues with in excess of 70 dismissals
Undertaken between 50 and 60 employee-related investigations (the majority disciplinary and grievance investigations)
Been Company Secretary for 4 companies
Run her own business as an HR Consultant for over 10 years developing a client base of over 300 clients
An average HR Consultant will say that they can provide your business with HR advice, Alison Driver, on the other hand, is delivering from experience. The numbers speak for themselves.