Jagex is the UK’s largest independent games studio with more than 470 staff. It is the Multi-award winning studio behind the world’s most popular free-to-play MMORPG, RuneScape. In addition to RuneScape, the studio is currently developing TRANSFORMERS UNIVERSE and a number of unannounced projects. Here at Jagex culture is everything, attracting and retaining smart, ego less people
Jagex is the UK’s largest independent games studio with more than 470 staff. It is the Multi-award winning studio behind the world’s most popular free-to-play MMORPG, RuneScape. In addition to RuneScape, the studio is currently developing TRANSFORMERS UNIVERSE and a number of unannounced projects. Here at Jagex culture is everything, attracting and retaining smart, ego less people that love to collaborate and are naturally accountable to delivering results for themselves, their peers and our players is key.
A Chartered MCIPD responsible for supporting the strategic leadership of Jagex by working alongside the Executive Leadership team and owning the full people strategy. This is delivered through confident leadership of 8 HR professionals covering 4 distinct areas, Recruitment, Employee Relations, L&D and Payroll with the primary aim of attracting & retaining talent. Key priorities include understanding, spotting and developing great leaders that truly foster a culture conducive to getting the best from top talent. Accustomed to achieving success in a rapidly changing environment with strong project management skills and a firm focus on talent management and organisational development.
Specialities: Organisational development, performance management, learning & development, change management, project management, Recruiting, HR System implementation, talent management, leadership.
HR Director @ A key contributor to building a successful creative organisation focussed on talent collaboration, not top down bureaucracy. Responsible for creating and delivering a people strategy backed up by concrete analytics aimed at finding, growing and keeping great talent. Key influencer within the Executive Leadership team to ensure Jagex is an ever better, open environment that promotes learning, growth and innovation, and recognises and rewards those that truly make a difference. Working in partnership with Leaders and Top Talent across the business to identify and break through any barriers that get in the way of a high performing culture. From June 2014 to Present (1 year 7 months) Cambridge, United KingdomHead of Human Resources @ Overall ownership for the culture and improving working life as a whole with responsibility for future proofing Jagex through people strategies. Working in partnership with leaders to manage people-related issues and initiatives, advise managers on employee implications of business decisions and employee relations matters, and act as a coach to leaders in such areas as managing poor performance. From June 2008 to May 2014 (6 years) Development Manager @ Responsible for supporting a culture of excellence and high performance through developing a performance management system, effective new starter training for proprietory technologies, learning and development opportunities for staff to continuously develop skills and supporting leadership capability. From June 2007 to May 2008 (1 year) Learning & Development Advisor @ Responsible for managing learning and development strategies for client organisations. Effectively planning, forecasting, budgeting and evaluating company wide learning initiatives to support the achievement of business strategy. From September 2004 to May 2007 (2 years 9 months) Workforce Development Advisor @ Qualified to advise client organisations (SME's) on the attainment of the 'Investors in People' standard through people management practices and access to learning opportunities. From April 2003 to August 2004 (1 year 5 months)
Postgrad Dip in Personnel Management (CIPD) @ De Montfort University From 2005 to 2007 Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Marketing & Business Psychology @ University of Derby From 1998 to 2001 Laura Hare is skilled in: Performance Management, Change Management, Recruiting, Organizational Development, Team Management, Management, Human Resources, Employee Relations, Employee Engagement, Management Development, Talent Acquisition, Team Leadership, Executive Coaching, Training, Project Management, Leadership Development, HRIS, Leadership