What's it all about?

Better Placed HR People are delighted to bring you Mastermind – Inspiring Action. A series of specialist HR working groups that will provide you with a mixture of brainstorming, thought leadership, education and peer to peer review to improve and sharpen your skills both on a business and personal level.

Mastermind – Inspiring Action, differs from your usual networking event. Our Mastermind groups are closed groups, membership is by invitation or through our application process. Each group is made up of around 10 members, critically all at the same level and in the same specialism. Each group requires commitment from its members to meet at regular intervals throughout the year, this way trust and confidence can be built between everyone.

Our aim is to build an environment characterised by respect, constructive criticism, feedback and support.

To find out more and to start your Mastermind journey simply click Join.

What people say about us

“I have worked with James since 2011 until now both as a 3rd party resourcing provider, in my role as Head of Support Oice Capabilty, and also has a HR professional searching for a new role. On every occasion, James is customer focused, has understood needs of both the business and the individual to deliver. In additional James’ drive to build external relationships and networks is a huge strength, which was also demonstrated in Boots when we set up the East Midlands Networking Academy. James leads from the front, is innovative, customer focused and most importantly delivers.”

Sarah Taylor Head of Talent at Carlsberg

“James is one of the best recruitment partners I have ever worked with and will always be the first person I call for HR recruitment. What you get with James is someone who truly wants to understand your business and then not only provides you with the best candidates but oers advice and challenges your thinking, which is something I really value. I can’t rate James enough and is always someone I recommend to both people looking to recruit and candidates looking for their next opportunity.”

Victoria Reynolds Head of Talent Acquisition at Capital One

“I have worked with James for a number of years whilst building various HR teams, with the main reasons being his professionalism and strong HR network across the UK. Working with James is a true recruiter/client relationship in that the time he takes to fully understand the business, the role and what the type of individual who would be the most successful. Due to James’ network and understanding of the candidates he represents this has always led to a the recruitment of high calibre talent.”

Daniel Pink HR Business Partner at Boots

“I’ve worked with James a few times and believe him to be the consummate recruitment professional. James knows his market to an exceptional level of detail and yet wears his expertise with care, always making you feel as if you are the most important thing in his day. As a candidate and as a hiring manager (I’ve been both) James has a knack of finding and matching individuals and businesses brilliantly, creating a shortlist that not only ticks the skills and experience boxes, but that also has that indefinably magic ingredient of cultural fit. I have no hesitation in recommending James.”

Dr Matthew Blain DBA FCIPD Head of HR Operations at Boots

“I asked James to lead a session on Personal Brand with senior leaders at our Sheffield site as I wanted to promote the value of growing relationships both across and outside of the bank. James led a highly engaging and interactive session inspiring the leadership team to take action. James has a rare quality as a presenter as he is able to capture both hearts and minds. I would strongly recommend this session to my network as all feedback from the leadership team following the event was positive.”

Jackie Sawyer FCIPD Senior HR Business Partner at HSBC