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.
The HR Division is structured around generalist HR Business Partners, Specialist teams involved in operations and support activity, and a Policy team.
The HR Partner Team work closely with Departments, Research Centres and Divisions across the School, supporting managers and staff with HR planning and complex case work related work 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.
The HR Policy Team lead on all HR Policy matters including the provision of advice and support to the school on Employee Relations matters. The team support the Employee Relations including the JNICC, JNCC, and any relevant shorter term working groups. The team also leads on wellbeing and employee engagement matters.
The HR Departmental Advisory Team is responsible for managing and advising recruitment and operational HR activities across the employee life cycle.
Career Development and Reward Team The Career Development and Reward Team is the key interface within Human Resources with the VCAC (Vice Chair of the Appointments Committee). The team provide advice on contribution pay for all staff groups, and the review, promotion and career development of academic and research staff. The team also oversees the business of the Appointments Committee, Promotions Committee and Remuneration Committee and their sub-committees.
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.
The Equality and Diversity Team is responsible for leading work to ensure not only that LSE is compliant with equality and diversity legislation but also that equality and diversity is actively promoted and embedded across the School, particularly in areas of employment, governance and service delivery. The team is available to advise on policies and practices as well as any related concerns and issues.
The Organisational and Lifelong Learning Team provide a range of learning and development activities, these include a core learning and development programme, Leadership and Management development programmes, Coaching, Funding for external courses, Learn for you, and Online learning and development. The team also provide Learning and development consultancy and a preferred suppliers list of trainers and coaches.
The Director of Human Resources since May 2014 is Indi Seehra. The HR Who's who pages provide key contacts.