HR's prime purpose is to empower and support the LSE to lead, manage, develop and support staff. It aims to achieve this through:
a) Developing excellence in management and leadership, linking people issues to organisational planning;
b) Developing LSE as a high performing organisation;
c) Delivering professional HR services to the School;
d) Promoting equality, diversity, well-being and engagement of staff.
Our priority is to continuously improve on the excellent level of service you already expect from HR and to work with you on areas where improvements involve changes in the way we work together.
HR Strategy and Operations Team: this team includes the HR Partner Team and the HR DAT (Departmental Advisory Team). Collectively, this team regularly works with senior colleagues across the School in designing, implementing and supporting various strategic and high profile matters in the areas of HR policy, employee relations, employee engagement, organisational development and transformation and HR planning and reward.
The HR DAT Team incorporates the operational activities around all areas of staff recruitment, job evaluation, customer services, transactional processes and deals with HR queries across the School.
The HR Partner Team has a more direct presence across the School, supporting managers and staff in their departments and divisions with HR planning and HR related issues. Each Partner develops a detailed knowledge and close working relationship with specific areas of the School. They proactively work with managers and staff to ensure HR issues are handled holistically and as efficiently and smoothly as possible, factoring in School and/or Departmental needs.
HR Pay, Pensions and Systems Team: this team includes the Pay and Pensions teams and the Information and Systems team. Collectively, this team manages the operational and administrative responsibilities required to pay the School's employees and uses the resulting data to produce statistical information supporting various managers around the School.
The Pay and Pensions Team manages the operational and day-to-day challenges of ensuring the School's employees are paid on time and provide guidance on all pay and pensions related activities.
The Information and Systems Team provides high quality management information and systems development for the School, preparing and presenting staff information for managers, committees and a number of external organisations, as well as helping to inform the strategic direction of both the HR function and the wider School.
Career Development and Reward Team supports various School-wide committees in in dealing with the administrative workload of contribution pay arrangements for support staff, as well as the contribution pay and promotions procedures for Academic and Research staff. This team is the key interface within HR with the VCAC (Vice Chair of the Appointments Committee).
Well-being, Equality and Organisational Learning Unit is a unit covering the organisational areas of staff well-being, equality and diversity and organisational learning (as well as the LSE Nursery). For an interim period, these areas, previously in HR, will report directly to the School Secretary, Susan Scholefield.
The Equality and Diversity Team is responsible for for ensuring that LSE is compliant with equality and diversity legislation and for promoting engagement with the agenda across the School. The School's Equality and diversity objectives for the next three years have been outlined in the Equality and Diversity Action Plan 2014-17.
The Organisational Learning Team manages the School's Learning and Development and management training programs, designed the new online CDR process and is piloting the Talent Management and Career Pathway procedures.
The LSE Nursery aims to provide children at the LSE Nursery with a happy, safe and stimulating environment. For more information visit the Nursery Website.