Dawn Exley

Dawn Exley

Dawn is an experienced, pragmatic HR professional, with a proven track record of operating autonomously using a high degree of initiative. She is passionate about her work and enjoys building strong, lasting relationships. Dawn has a broad generalist background, and her particular areas of expertise include TUPE, organisational change and employee relations. Dawn is highly motivated and is equally comfortable providing support, advice and guidance at senior management and first line level.

Dawn is also a Certified Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP).

If you’d like to benefit from Dawn’s expertise, get in touch using the contact form on the right, or call 01604 763 494. If you’re not ready to pick up the phone yet, read more about our HR services.

Dawn's Recent Blog Posts

remote working, management, employer, employment law, HR, "hybrid working"

Managing employees can be challenging at the best of times. But with the prospect looming of managing hybrid employee structures – some office-bound, some remote working – the task can seem ever-more daunting. Sure – there are huge potential benefits to fostering a team that works when and where they feel most creative and safe.

07th July 2021
communication, leadership skills, words, language, HR

Good leaders take communication seriously. They appreciate that good communication skills are not only among the most critical of soft skills. They are vital for promoting productive relations with team members and for effective negotiating.

31st May 2021
Difficult conversations at work – a new approach, HR, employment, employees, SME, business,

Difficult conversations. They’re unavoidable. Your workplace may be the most harmonious of environments. The relationship you have with your most valued client may be productive and resilient. However, situations will inevitably arise when ‘something needs to be said’.

19th May 2021
HR, employment, recruitment, post-pandemic, Covid, business, strategy

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused business owners to look afresh at numerous traditional practices … and recruitment is no exception. Pre-pandemic, the talent landscape was already evolving, but the disruptions of the last 14 months have accelerated this evolution.

10th May 2021
HR, collaborative working, workplace, generosity, creative working, employment, employees

The more collaborative we are in our approach to work, the more productive we are. This statement isn’t the product of idle speculation. Research by the Academy of Management has shown this to be true.

29th March 2021
Agile working, HR, flexibility, employment, Human Resources,

If the world of work has learned one thing from the global pandemic, it’s that nothing is for certain. Just think back 12 months. We were all a little puzzled and bemused - perhaps a mite concerned. What was this coronavirus that appeared intent on gatecrashing our lives? How worried should we be? Well, now we know.

03rd March 2021
HR, employee recognition, effectiveness, reward,

What does Employee Recognition actually mean … and does it matter?

Let’s begin with a standard definition - Employee recognition is the open acknowledgement and expressed appreciation for an employee’s contributions to their organisation.

17th February 2021
HR for 2021, looking ahead, future tends, business development, human resources, Covid, pandemic, optimism

2020 may be a year you’ll wish to forget – and you don’t need me to explain the reasons. But just hold on a minute! Maybe it’s up to us to make 2020 a year to remember … for the sake of our businesses and our people.

11th January 2021
Remote working, grievances, disciplinaries, employees, workforce, home working, Human Resources, Business, leadership, management

Is 2020 proving to be the most challenging year yet for your business? With so much disruption going on, so many plans and strategies to consider, it can be easy to lose sight of everyday business. But it won’t go away, just because you’re having to deal with coronavirus issues. One of these is employee disciplinary and grievance.

17th November 2020
HR, Zoom, online conferencing, employees, leadership

Could all our online conferencing be affecting our sleep patterns?

23rd October 2020