Carolyn Giles

Carolyn is our Strategic HR Consultant

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About Carolyn

Carolyn has specialised in HR for over 20 years and has expanded her experience from early Public Sector training to a consultancy (since 2002) providing services to a wide range of sectors and became a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD in 2008.

Carolyn focuses upon making a real difference to how clients manage their people, delivering training to line managers and HR colleagues and works with Senior Managers and Boards to identify internal cultures and how to implement positive change.

Examples of the type of work she has recently undertaken include:

  • Ongoing mentorship with HR managers
  • Setting up & training staff councils
  • Providing organisational development in house
  • Long term goal setting & cultural change
  • Advice & consultation for TUPE transfers
  • Consultation with staff due to reorganisations and redundancies

Current clients include:

  • GP Practices
  • Healthcare Providers
  • Retail
  • Manufacturing
  • Hospitality
  • Social Enterprises

Carolyn Giles also heads up Kitsons Employment Workshops dealing with a variety of people management topics and recently provided support around personal resilience and managing change.

Accolades and professional bodies

  • Fellow of Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
  • Vice Chair of Devon & Plymouth Chamber of Commerce
  • Chair of the Chestnut Appeal for Men’s Cancers

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Menopause and Work – Disability, Wellbeing or Just Caring?

By: Carolyn Giles

A case in Scotland (Ms Mandy Davies v Scottish Courts & Tribunals Service) held that menopause could be considered a disability under s.15 of the Equality Act; whereby a person is treated unfavourably because of something arising in consequence of the disabled person’s disability and the employer cannot show that...

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You’re Having a Baby?!

By: Carolyn Giles

Today’s research from the EHRC quotes the following in its press release:

“British employers are ‘living in the dark ages’ and have worrying attitudes towards unlawful behaviour when it comes to recruiting women, new statistics from the Equality and Human Rights Commission reveal.

Showing that many businesses’ attitudes are decades behind the...

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