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Jane Sunely

Jane Sunely
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Author of UK best-seller It’s Never OK to Kiss The Interviewer published by LID in 2013, Jane is a pragmatic people expert and career guru.

Having founded two businesses and been instrumental in the success of several high profile employment projects, Jane is a highly regarded entrepreneur. She also is the current president of HR in Hospitality, a visiting fellow at two UK Universities and features on more than one ‘100 most influential’ listings.

Having realised that if someone could help companies to become a great place to work, there wouldn’t be such a crisis over ‘the talent war’, in September 2001, she founded Purple Cubed; enabling global clients to collectively save in excess of £10m per annum and was recently named CIPD HR Consultancy of the Year, Personnel Today HR Supplier of the Year and one of Inc’s European Fastest 5000 businesses.

In addition to It’s Never OK to Kiss The Interviewer, Jane also wrote HR ‘bible’ Purple your People: the secrets to inspired, happy, more profitable people (Crimson 2011), and in 2014 was chosen from over 1600 LID authors to contribute to 20/20 – 20 great lists by 20 outstanding business thinkers.

Like Jane’s writing, her presenting style is a lively and engaging presenter; simplifying the complex areas of employment and careers. She always offers practical and common sense with stories and examples that allow the audience to take away plenty of quick wins and ideas which get results for their businesses or careers.

List of Speaking topics:
HR related:

  • Who Stole My Talent: becoming a talent magnet and a great place to work
  • Employee Engagement: the why, how and what if
  • No More Tissues & Issues : how HR can become a business – savvy profit generator
  • Culture and values: living it day in, day out

Career related:

  • The career superhighway: practical advice and techniques for a successful and happy working life
  • How to be happy at work


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  1. Jane is a pragmatic people expert, and has a lively and engaging presenting style; simplifying the complex and sometimes daunting areas of employment and careers. She offers practical and common sense advice and guidance mixed with real-life stories, allowing the audience to really connect and get results for their businesses or careers

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