Profile of Chris Wright

Chris Wright HR and Talent Management Specialist
2 years experience 0 projects worked United Kingdom
£75.00 /hr £0 earned
AnalyticsCoachingEmployee EngagementEmployee HandbooksEmployee RelationsEmployer BrandingHR StrategyPolicies and ProceduresTalent ManagementTalent Planning

Chris is a recently qualified HR professional, having completed his MSc in Human Resource Management at the University of Kent Business School to CIPD Advanced Level standard. He is passionate about helping organisations to achieve their maximum potential by recognising the value of their talent and developing people to contribute more effectively to organisational goals.

Chris’ specialism is in the area of Strategic Human Resource Management for which he received the CIPD East Kent Branch Prize in 2015. He adopts a business partner-style approach to working with clients, focusing on helping organisations to reduce their risk level with their greatest but most expensive asset; their talent.

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Work Experiences

  • HR Project Assistant - Temporary Assignment

    PPG Industries

    June 2015 - September 2015

    • Provided project support on two occasions to the Senior HR Manager (also August 2014 – September 2014)
    • Developed process maps to understand the level of HR policy integration between international sites
    • Re-engineered and rationalised HR policies and procedures to ensure efficiencies were achieved
    • Reviewed and updated HR policies, templates and procedures to be current
    • Advised on employee branding opportunities for future recruitment and retention strategies
    • Database management of the Compensation & Benefits system
    • Redrafted or advised on maternity/paternity, equal opportunities, and company car guidance

  • Training & Development Advisor - Temporary Assignment

    Green Shoots Learning

    June 2015 - September 2015

    • Conducted a review of both hard and soft copy training material
    • Assessed and updated content for the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) system
    • Identified the opportunity and developed the business case for a “Train the Trainer” programme
    • Developed the modules and all content, material and copy for the programme
    • Ensured the end user content was packaged and supplied to clients
    • Handed over the course development notes on completion of the project

  • HR Administrator - Temporary Assignment

    Kingfisher HR

    June 2015 - September 2015

    • Supported HR compliance projects as a flexible resource
    • Reviewed and updated client HR projects and procedures to ensure compliance
    • Created and edited HR templates for client projects
    • Provided project administration support for bespoke client assignments
    • General clerical duties including call handling, customer service, mail and office admin support

  • HR Assistant

    Kingfisher Consultants

    July 2016 - March 2017

    • Writing and revising HR policies to be legally compliant for business clients
    • Editing and updating employee handbooks and HR guidance material
    • Developing and editing HR templates for HR processes and procedures
    • Reviewing and editing sensitive settlement agreements
    • Provision of ad-hoc employee relations guidance and insight when required
    • Creating and developing marketing material for the consultancy
    • Writing a company newsletter to keep clients updated on recent changes to HR and employment practices
    • Ensuring the effective input, management and analysis of relevant HR data
    • Providing client support via the telephone
    • Researching key employment or client topics to help with bespoke client projects
    • Made redundant at the end of March 2017 owing to a reduction in the firm’s workload

  • Director

    Talman HR

    September 2018 - Now

    Areas of expertise:
    • Strategic HR/People Management
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Talent Management Audits
    • Organisational Culture Assessments
    • HR & Brand Management to help enhance reputation
    • Proactive rather than reactive management techniques
    • Job Design & Organisational Restructuring
    • Human Capital Management – Valuing People
    • Remote Business Partnering and Projects
    • Talent Management-specific training/seminars
    • Performance Management & Monitoring
    • Succession Planning
    • Leadership Development
    • Employee Engagement and Retention


  • Advanced Level Accreditation (Level 7)


    September 2017 - September 2018


  • MSc Human Resource Management

    University of Kent

    September 2017 - September 2018


  • BSc Business Studies and Human Resource Management

    Canterbury Christ Church University

    September 2013 - June 2016

    1st Class Honours
    Awarded CIPD East Kent Prize for Strategic Human Resource Management – September 2016