Sheryl Sur – HR Consultant

Sheryl Sur - HR ConsultantSheryl Sur, MA Human Resources

HR Consultant

Chartered MCIPD

Sheryl Sur is a highly focused, pragmatic and flexible HR professional with over 20 years’ HR experience in both the private and public sectors and has worked with small businesses and large complex multi-site organisations building excellent relationships with all stakeholders to achieve ambitious business goals.

After gaining a Masters degree in HR specialising in training & development, Sheryl qualified to teach adults in further education, and spent the next 10 years in the public sector supporting organisational development strategies for two NHS Community Trusts, including local pay initiatives to attract and retain health professionals in the UK and international recruitment drives.

Having lectured for a short time on the CIPD’s professional qualification at a local further education college, Sheryl joined the private sector to set up an HR service for a fast growing media company, then publishing partners of the CIPD.

Sheryl is skilled at mediating in both individual and collective disputes to achieve a win-win solution and, where that’s not possible, has excellent knowledge of employment law and direct experience of responding to, and defending employment tribunal claims on behalf of SMEs and public sector employers, including both unfair dismissal and discrimination cases.

Since 2006 Sheryl has developed specialist knowledge and expertise in project managing TUPE transfers involving business sales, outsourcing and in-sourcing of unionised and non-unionised teams and successfully integrating new employees into the business.

Sheryl has extensive experience project managing employee engagement initiatives as a result of which the company was recognised as one of the Sunday Times Best 100 SMEs and an Investor in People for more than 10 years, reducing staff turnover and increasing commitment to the brand.

During the last 4 years Sheryl has supported the Group Board to meet the challenges of the UK recession, the fast paced change to digital publishing and sudden drop in advertising revenues faced by the media industry.  Sheryl worked with the Chief Operating Officer and recognised unions to modernise recognition agreements and negotiate realistic contracts so that the company is able to compete effectively in an increasingly challenging market.