Standalone roles are typically found in start-ups and smaller organizations where the People team consists of only one member – you! It’s a challenging yet rewarding role. In this episode of HR Coffee Time, guests Nicola Head and Georgina Wright talk through the positives and challenges they’ve encountered in their experience of standalone HR/People roles, along with valuable advice on how to thrive in such a position.
If you’re considering a standalone role for the first time this episode aims to demystify the role and help you determine if it might be the perfect fit for you.
Some of the many things covered include:
- The autonomy and freedom a standalone role can bring.
- The importance of prioritisation.
- The challenges of the role, including a lack of peers to sense check or run ideas past.
- How to set yourself up for success by building a strong support network, investing in automation and systems, and keeping your employment law knowledge up to date.
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