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clare mullen

People and Talent Consultant

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  • Graduation: MA Sociology
  • Hourly-/Daily rates: 550 £/day
  • Languages: English (Native or Bilingual)
  • Last update: 19.11.2018
About Me
Experienced Head with a demonstrated history of working in start-ups, professional services and the recruitment industry. Skilled in HR Consulting, Executive Search, Graduate Recruitment, Technical Recruiting, Learning and Development and HR Policies. Strong People professional with a Master of Arts (M.A.) focused in Sociology from Aberdeen University.
Most notably have worked with scaling startups to dramatically increase headcount and implement HR strategies from ground zero.
Regularly contributes to thought leadership and providing mentorship to large and scaling business leaders
Immediately available

VP of People and Talent (Interim)
03/18 - 09/18 Pockit
Interim role building out People function and preparing the business for scale
  • Responsible for delivering on a variety of projects including - organisational restructure, L&D, employee engagement, mental health awareness and talent attraction
  • Oversea people team that includes payroll and admin. Streamline processes, train individuals on modern practices.
  • Educating c-suite on hiring, employee engagement and building for series B
  • Implementing scalable systems
  • Implementing onboarding process for new hires
  • Benefits package improvement and salary benchmarking
  • Onboarded 20 new hires across the business since March
  • Full People responsibility for a team of 65 across multiple locations

Head of People and Talent - Redundancy
01/17 - 02/18 Yoyo Wallet
Responsible for building People and Talent function from scratch, doubling the size of the business in under 12 months
  • Hired 40 individuals at a 92% direct fill rate
  • Kept recruitment spend under budget
  • Staged successful Silicon MilkRoundabout event
  • Improved interview process by providing 121 and group training on selling the role
  • Improved our on and offline recruitment brand
  • Executed auto-enrollment for company pension and improved benefits package
  • Built out HR processes including, personnel record keeping, pre-employment screening, reviews, development plans as well as ad-hoc issues that have arisen, including smooth exits processes
  • Cut cost on Visa process by switching from an outsourced company to employment lawyers known to me
  • Obtained “tech status” from the home office which improves our visa application process by 4 weeks
  • Brought payroll process in-house
  • Over-achieved on original hire plan
  • Provide HR guidance across all business levels
  • Fundamentally contributed to an improved company culture, professionalising the organisation

Head of People and Talent - Permanent
03/16 - 01/17 Moneyfarm
Brought on board to head up Talent and scale the business quickly, role quickly grew to People and Talent functions
  • Implemented basic HR practices of personal record keep, performance management and Employment Law compliance
  • Sought Home Office Approval for licence to sponsor tier 2 migrants and took business through extensive compliance project
  • Moved entire office to new premises without any lost business time
  • Scaled team from 20 to 55 across London, Milan and Sardinia
  • HR Generalist

Senior HR & Talent Specialist - Contract
03/15 - 03/16 DueDil
Recruited to head up the Sales Recruitment piece during a time when they were not attracting the right talent
  • Reviewed existing recruitment practices and implemented a new recruitment strategy involving changing interview process to allow for more face to face interaction,, promoting referral system and regular online exposure
  • Worked in partnership with the VP of Sales to build a best in class sales team
  • Manage the exceptions of CEO, COO and other senior staff throughout the business
  • Reporting on recruitment metrics
  • Established a company wide Pre-Employment Screening process in order to mitigate risk as the business scales
  • Manage end to end recruitment process and contract negotiations
  • Created effective onboarding process
  • Created a buddy system across the business
  • Assist stakeholders in forecasting recruitment trends and match hiring plan to this
  • Creating personal development plan’s to upskill existing talent
  • Successfully grew the sales team from 6 to 20

Further employment details available on request


University of Aberdeen, 09/99 to 05/02
M.A Degree Sociology
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