Joined in: 2016
Job title: Employer Brand Manager
Names are important. Names are what we use to give us our identities from a young age and what we hold on to. We give ourselves nicknames and pet names to show affection and closeness. We associate names with certain situations; for example, I often get full-named (Jordan Conor Cooper) when I’m being reprimanded. Our lives are built around names and the words we attach to different things to attribute meaning to things.
What’s in a name? From HR to PX
As of this week, we rebranded our department formerly known as Human Resources (HR) here at Advanced to People Experience (PX), and we did this for a number of reasons.
We are growing quickly as an organisation, and our people-related products being brought together under the Advanced People suite offered us the opportunity to think differently about our own internal HR team and assess what was truly reflective of the work we do and how we do it.
When we were discussing what this meant for us, one of the clear pieces of feedback we felt as a team was that there was an overarching word that underpinned everything we do: people. It’s the people that ultimately are fundamentally the most important part of this business. Every single person in the team makes a huge impact on each part of the employee lifecycle. Our team goes far beyond a traditional HR team as we endeavour to make people-centric decisions which elevate both the organisation and our people to new heights.
We have, and continue to, strive to make this organisation somewhere where people have a genuinely incredible experience.
Human Resources as a name no longer accurately represents the breadth and depth of the work the team does. A cursory Google search swiftly lets you know what the most popular searches are for the starter question “Why does human resources…”
Why do we exist?
Why do we matter?
Why do we interest you, why do we have a bad rep, why do we take so long, why does everyone hate human resources?