Jill joined the CIPD in 2008 and her research covers a range of people management issues, having led on the CIPD’s 3-year research programme, Shaping the Future, examining the drivers of sustainable organisation performance.
Jill is responsible for the CIPD’s HR Outlook survey which provides insight and thought leadership about HR at a strategic level. It compares the views of HR and non-HR leaders about how HR drives long term business performance (both now and in future) to provoke discussion and debate within the HR profession and drive leading-edge practice.
Jill’s other current research focuses on how HR can help drive long-term performance in SMEs. Drawing on her career in smaller organisations, her case study work has highlighted some of the key people management challenges and opportunities faced at different stages of SME growth. Building on a strong research foundation, she is committed to developing practical guides and tools for those responsible for delivering excellent people management in SMEs.
Jill is also responsible for the CIPD’s annual Absence Management survey and strongly believes in the importance of promoting well-being, in particular resilience and good mental health.
Jill is a psychology graduate with a postgraduate masters and PhD in Management. Previously, Jill lectured at Reading University on International Human Resource Management.