Kim Balchin

MCIPD

HR Director

Photograph of Kim Balchin

As well as being HR Director, Kim sits on the practice’s Management Group and also leads on implementing its Corporate Responsibility Policy and initiatives. She has over 15 year’s extensive experience working at strategic and operational level within both private and public commercial industries. Kim is responsible for strategic HR advice and direction and establishing and implementing policy and procedures across the practice, including those for:

  • Employee resourcing and retention:  including recruitment, acquisitions and mergers
  • Training and development including Personal Development Reviews, succession planning, mentoring and training programmes
  • Corporate Responsibility, including advising on and implementing CR initiatives
  • Compensation and benefits: pay rewards and schemes, benchmarking and purchase of benefits
  • Employee Relations, including employment related statutory provisions and general legal advice, change management programmes
  • Compensation and benefits: pay rewards and schemes, benchmarking and purchase of benefits

Central to the practice’s success is ensuring that it has the right people, in the right job, at the right time.  Kim plays a crucial role in ensuring that projects are adequately resourced by controlling a central register of people and skills within the business, regular liaison with local directors regarding the abilities and availability of staff, and then organising relevant training and recruitment programmes.

Kim is also aware that staff wellbeing is crucial to ensuring that the practice is an enjoyable place to work, this is reflected in its positive approach to flexible working and provision of a comprehensive benefits package. Both of which have contributed to the practice being recognised as one of the top employers within the industry.