Case Studies

Mike has built and delivered people strategies and ER change in a range of organizations. Here are a few examples

Building People Strategies

As UK & Ireland HR Director of a leading Finnish Company with 1800 UK employees, Mike built a people strategy to bring to life the Company’s ‘great place to work’ ambition. Starting by defining a clear employee value proposition and training leaders to use and own the people management practices to deliver this, engagement survey scores increased by eight points, attrition was halved and the gender pay gap halved while improving profit per employee.

Delivering Transformational Change in Employee Relations

As HR leader for a US owned UK manufacturing business, Mike and colleague Steve Botterill were recognised with a DTI Partnership Award for transforming employee relations. By building trust and clear processes, a new collective agreement covering over 1000 employees was negotiated, implementing new working practices and enabling new investment.

Mike Hood

Hood People Solutions is an HR and people management consultancy founded by Mike Hood who has over 20 years’ experience as an HR Director in the UK and internationally. All work will be carried out by Mike or by trusted colleagues with equivalent experience who Mike has previously worked with.

Mike Hood has helped organizations build and implement people strategies that engage and inspire people and improve business performance across multiple sectors in the UK and internationally. Mike’s passion is helping organizations to unlock the potential of their people to build better businesses.

Mike’s experience is that, irrespective of organizational size and sector, the fundamentals of great people management are the same for any organization. It starts with ensuring that people management priorities and practices are aligned with and enable the organization’s business strategy. The second differentiator is ensuring that people management practices complement one another in offering an engaging employee experience that will attract and retain the people that the organization needs to implement its strategy. Finally, it’s critical that people managers are equipped to and held accountable for delivering the people management practices to bring to life that employee experience for every colleague, every day.

Mike also has deep experience in managing employee relations in both unionised and non-union workplaces, helping organizations recognise and mitigate employee relations risks and both stay connected with their people and build effective relationships with recognised trade unions at local and national level.

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