Offers a range of practical suggestions about how to maximise your impact as an HR professional in an SME. The reflections of our interviewees differ according to the nature of the business they work in, its size or the maturity of the people approach.

Our report, Making maximum impact as an HR professional in an SME, pulls together the reflections of HR professionals, business leaders and SME consultants and offers practical guidance on tackling core HR issues. It includes over 20 case studies and CIPD survey data from senior decision-makers working in SMEs across the UK. The report covers:
  • Understanding and setting the expectations for your role
  • Establishing your priorities
  • Making the business case for a people-related initiative
  • Demonstrating your credibility as a key business contributor
  • Personal development as an HR professional

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