Viola Lambert

HR Manager

  • LocationUnited Kingdom

About me


PROFILE Experienced professional with passion for people, excellent communication and team-working skills, committed to bringing out the best in people to achieve organizational success with a collaborative High Performance Working approach to people management. HR SKILLS • HR Policies & Procedures Staff Recruitment & Retention Induction & On-boarding • Benefits Administration Reward & Incentives HRIS technologies • Training & Development Performance Management Restructuring • Employee Relations Employment Law Executive Support



  • Learning Development
  • Human Resource Management
  • Employee Relations
  • Recruiment

Work history


HR Manager

The Drum

Jul 2014 - Apr 2016
  • Duties • Implementation of strategic HR initiatives in line with The Drum’s corporate strategy. • Supporting and advising line managers and employees regarding all HR issues ensuring a neutral attitude and legal compliance when advising and recommending HR options. • Overall management and responsibility of Personnel and Human Resources including employment law, implementing and updating HR policies, Employment Contracts, Employment Briefs, Health & Safety rights and procedures, recruitment and induction. • Recruitment across all aspects of the business from commercial to editorial, large head count growth including expansion into U.S. • Leading any significant change management activities. • Keeping accurate and up-to-date personnel details, payroll and salary information, holiday tracking, absence and sickness, document uploads in HRIS. • Monitoring talent and performance management via appraisal system • Responsible for staff training, development plans and implementation of L&D activities for all staff, including accelerated programme for key team members.


Office & HR Manager

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Mar 2006 - May 2014
  • • Employee Relations and employment law: advising and guiding managers on performance, conflict, potential grievance and legislative updates • Recruitment: writing job, advert and person specs, interview guidelines, offer letters and contracts, welcome pack and doing induction • Learning and Development: including Personal Development Plans, Producing Annual L&D Plan post appraisals, working with training solution providers, Annual Training Evaluations, Action Learning Sets and On the Job learning • Workforce Restructuring: including 25 Redundancies, consultations handled in line with legislation and with empathy ensuring neutrality • Absence Management : using Return to Work forms to monitor absence and Cezanne HRIS to highlight issues • Reward Recognition and Benefits: initiated dental cover and critical illness/death in service cover, managed Quarterly Objectives and Bonus Scheme, BUPA medical and Canada Life memberships and annual renewals • Talent and Performance Management: ensured line managers regularly performed 1:2:1s and that talent given professional development, coaching and mentoring.



O and A Levels

St Marys

Aug 1971 - Apr 1979