Jocelyn Hughes

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Jocelyn has worked in human resources, learning, training and personal development since the early eighties.

A strong advocate of learning for a reason, she has a practical approach to design and delivery which aims to provide delegates and organisations with readily useful content, transferable to the workplace.

Having enjoyed a successful career within blue chip organisations such as Thorn EMI and Motorola, she began working as a freelance consultant in 1998. Working globally (all across Europe, Hong Kong, New York, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Malaysia), Jocelyn is widely respected for her experience and expertise.

She has designed and delivered bespoke programmes for clients such as HSBC, UCAS, University of Surrey, Lloyds Pharmacy, John Lewis, HarperCollins, KCOM, Santander, VirginMobile, Southampton University, Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council, Chrysalis, Orange, Surrey County Council, The Port of Dover, SGS, Red Funnel Ferries, Hertfordshire County Council, HM Treasury, NTL, McDonalds, Marks & Spencer, Motorola, O2, Aquascutum, Fatface, Bluewater, BBC, TimeWarner, PPL, Canon UK, European Central Bank, etc, etc.

Key areas of expertise

HR consultancy
Jocelyn offers advice and support on:

Recruitment and selection
A key focus for Jocelyn is working on projects relating to recruitment and selection, eg:

  • Designing and running assessment centres
  • Provision of web-based assessment tools
  • Recruitment and selection interviewing skills workshops

Learning and development consultancy
Jocelyn is happy to advise on any element of learning and development strategy or operations, eg:

  • Talent management
  • Training needs analysis
  • Learning management systems
  • E-Learning content design
  • Trainer assessment
  • Development programme design

Training delivery
Jocelyn delivers training on a wide range of HR and related topics, including, for example:

  • HR business partnering
  • HR strategy
  • HR management
  • Recruitment and selection skills
  • ILM management development programmes
  • Customer service programmes
  • People development skills workshops

Career highlights

Before setting up her own consultancy, Jocelyn spent much of her career in learning and development roles (particularly with Thorn EMI and then, for almost ten years, Motorola), having started in retail management, HR and recruitment.

Qualifications, training and professional memberships

Jocelyn is a qualified NLP Practitioner. Certified to Level 3 British Psychological Society to provide psychometric assessments, she is a regular user of MBTI, DiSC, OPQ, and Thomas Kilman in particular. She is also an accredited ILM deliverer for Levels 3, 5 and 7.