By Rachelle Peard. Published on 22 May 2014
Harriet Kemp is director of group reward & people processes at Compass Group, a foodservice and support services firm. Toby Burton, reward practice lead at Eton Bridge Partners, asks her what it takes to succeed.
Tell us about your role:
I look after the Compass global leadership team of 450 senior managers, plus 40,000 employees who are mainly middle managers in operational and office roles such as finance and HR. I also have an oversight responsibility for the rest of our 500,900 global workforce, many of whom are covered by collective agreements. I am part of a small, UK-based group HR function, reporting to the group HR director. Supporting me, I have a reward manager, an international assignments manager and a projects manager. A talent director is also on board and we have regional HRDs and small HR teams in different countries.
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