Peter Reilly

BA, MA

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Principal Associate

peter.reilly@employment-studies.co.uk

+44(0)1273 763 400

Peter Reilly is a graduate of the universities of Cambridge and Kent in politics and government. He joined the Institute for Employment Studies in 1995 as a Senior Research Fellow and eight years later became Director HR Research and Consultancy. In May 2014 he resigned to become self employed whilst continuing his attachment to IES as a Principal Associate. Peter still leads consultancy and research work on the HR function at IES and contributes to projects on workforce planning, reward and performance management. Clients come from all sectors and his involvement ranges from facilitation, through expert advice to policy design and evaluation.

He has written various articles and books especially on the HR function. For example, he has co-authored three books on HR with Tony Williams of the Royal Bank of Scotland – ‘How to get best value from HR: the shared services option’, ‘Strategic HR: building the capability to deliver’ and ‘Global HR: challenges facing the function’. For the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development he has co-led projects that have produced three reports – ‘Managing and Developing HR Careers: Emerging Trends and Issues,’ ‘The changing HR function: the key questions’ and ‘The Changing HR Function: Transforming HR?’

He is also a frequent speaker at conferences, seminars and workshops on his areas of expertise. He has spoken at many public sector conferences in central and local government, education and health. He is a contributor to various HR networks including SAP and Success Factors; and he also presents to in-company events.

Prior to joining IES Peter had a 16 year career with Shell holding various posts in the UK and abroad. His last position was as Regional Personnel Adviser (Middle East, Indian Sub Continent, and Francophone Africa) for Shell International Petroleum Company where he was responsible for providing HR advice to operating companies on issues such as management remuneration, HR strategies in acquisitions and disposals, regional staff exchange schemes, benchmarking and assessing HR performance.

In 1994 he undertook three projects. He was appointed adviser to the Shell Companies of Turkey on industrial relations, specifically charged with developing a strategy for pay negotiations. Secondly, he investigated the international graduate recruitment market to see what opportunities there were for cross national recruitment. Thirdly, he was responsible for an investigation of the changing nature of the employer/ employee relationship and its impact on Shell in the UK, set in the context of likely internal business developments and external social and economic changes.

Previous experience with Shell covered both line HR responsibilities and work in specialist fields. The former included posts as Personnel and Administration Manager for a gas plant in the north of Scotland and Personnel Manager for Shell UK’s Information and Computing division where he was the project manager on a merger with its Dutch counterpart. As a specialist, he worked in such areas as compensation and benefits, recruitment and career development, and industrial relations. For example, he was an HR adviser for Shell Internationale Petroleum Maatschappij in the Hague, responsible for matching job needs in Netherlands and internationally with supply from the international pool.

Prior to joining Shell he was a Senior Research Officer with the British Institute of Management, where he wrote reports on profit sharing, employee participation practices and trends in British industry, and a Research Officer at Surrey University.

Research publications

Articles and chapters

Conference appearances

  • The use of HR analytics to solve HR issues and improve organisational performance, Reilly P, Tucana People Analytics Forum, Tucana, London, November 2018
  • Pay determination in a changing context: job evaluation, market pay and reward, Reilly P, Educational Competencies Consortium Ltd Annual Conference: Meeting tomorrow's challenges today, Educational Competencies Consortium Ltd, London, November 2018
  • Chair: Benefits and Wellbeing stream, Reilly P, HRD Summit, Contentive, Birmingham, February 2018
  • Driving innovation through performance management, Reilly P, HRO Today Forum, HRO Today, Dublin, Ireland, November 2017
  • Facilitators, Hirsh W, Reilly P, UCEA Workshop: Attracting and retaining key talent, Universities & Colleges Employers Association, London, May 2017
  • Is your appraisal working?, Reilly P, Is the appraisal dead? Building a performance management culture, Local Government Association , London, March 2017
  • Facilitators, Reilly P, Hirsh W, Workforce planning in uncertain times - issues, tools and techniques, Universities & Colleges Employers Association workshop, Universities & Colleges Employers Association, London, January 2017
  • Grappling with performance: how organisations are changing their approach, Reilly P, Local Government Staff Commission Conference, Local Government Staff Commission, Belfast, December 2016
  • HR Shared Services: a necessary evil or a better way of organising?, Reilly P, Shared Services Conference 2016, University of Salford, Greater Manchester, November 2016
  • Chair, Reilly P, Mission Critical HR Analytics 2016, Symposium, London, September 2016
  • Chair, Utility Week HR Forum 2016, Birmingham, 13 September 2016
  • Focusing Talent Management on your vital assets, Reilly P, HRO Today Europe Forum, HRO Today, Amsterdam, November 2015
  • HR Operating Models, Reilly P, University HR M25 & Southern Groups, University HR, London, September 2015
  • Chair, Reilly P, HR Forum 2015, Utility Week, Birmingham, September 2015
  • Chair, Reilly P, Mission Critical HR Analytics 2015, Symposium, London, July 2015
  • Making analytics count, Reilly P, Symposium.co.uk, Symposuim, May 2015
  • Best practice in building an HR analytics function, Reilly P, People Analytics 2015, Tucana, London, April 2015
  • Challenges and trends for HR directors, Reilly P, Regular meeting, HR Director’s network for HEIs, London, March 2015
  • The Theory vs. the Practice of Talent Management, Reilly P, HR Leaders Dinner, Success Factors, London, November 2014
  • Getting buy-in from the business for strategic HR, Reilly P, Successful business partnering, Symposium Events, London, November 2014
  • Making a strategic, operational and transactional contribution, Reilly P, NHS West Midlands HR Network meeting, NHS West Midlands, Birmingham, November 2014
  • Chair, Reilly P, Evidence-based Reward Management Panel, HRO Today Forum Europe, Edinburgh, November 2014
  • The current and future challenges that HR faces, Reilly P, North West Councils, Salford, October 2014
  • A Talent Summary, Reilly P, SAP Executive Network Workshop for HR, Prague, September 2014
  • The Theory vs. the Practice of Talent Management, Reilly P, SAP (Success Factors), SAP, September 2014
  • The principle and practice of workforce planning, Reilly P, British Red Cross HR Awayday, British Red Cross (internal event), Leamington Spa, May 2014
  • Academic workforce planning, Reilly P, U21 conference, Universitas 21, Glasgow, May 2014
  • The nature of employee engagement and what drives it, Reilly P, Russian delegation to the UK, LVA Europe, London, April 2014
  • Making performance management work: messages from research, Reilly P, 2nd HRcoreLAB, Teneo, Barcelona, March 2014
  • Chair, Reilly P, Performance management through people, at 2nd HRcoreLAB, Teneo, Barcelona, March 2014
  • Chair, Reilly P, HR Directors Business Summit, World Trade Group, Birmingham, February 2014
  • Round table participant at HRD Spotlight, Reilly P, HR Directors Business Summit, World Trade Group, Birmingham, February 2014
  • Adding value to strategic planning as a Business Partner, Reilly P, HR Business Partners Seminar, Arms Length Bodies and the Department of Health, London, December 2013
  • Beyond Shared Services: what’s next for HR?, Reilly P, HR Shared Services Showcase Event, NHS Scotland, Edinburgh, December 2013
  • Getting Better Insights Into Your Workforce, Reilly P, SAP Executive Value Network Workshop, SAP, Walldorf, Germany, November 2013
  • New models of working and HR, Reilly P, Peer into the future, PPMA/Local Government Association, London, November 2013
  • Measuring the impact of the strategic HR business partner, Reilly P, Successful HR business partnering 2013, Symposium Events, London, November 2013
  • Business Workforce Dialogue, Reilly P, National Association of Regional Employers Seminar, National Association of Regional Employers, Cardiff, October 2013
  • Measuring the effectiveness of reward practice: challenges and solutions, Reilly P, Employee Benefits Live, Employee Beneftis, London, September 2013
  • HIgh Pay Debate, Reilly P, Employee Benefits Live, Employee Benefits, London, September 2013
  • Chair, Reilly P, Fourth annual Total Compensation and Benefits seminar, Teneo, Brussels, June 2013
  • HRD evaluation and learning, Reilly P, HRD in turbulent seas, University Forum for Human Resource Development, Brighton, June 2013
  • Performance and pay for doctors and dentists, Reilly P, Meeting of the doctors and dentists pay review body, Office of Manpower Economics, London, May 2013
  • Chair, Reilly P, Prosperity during difficult times, PPMA, Bristol, April 2013
  • Workforce planning and flexibility: Finding the best workforce mix, Reilly P, SAP Executive Value Network workshop, SAP, Geneva, March 2013
  • Chair, Reilly P, Talent - Use it or lose it: 20 minute masterclass, Success Factors, February 2013
  • Chair, Reilly P, HR Directors Summit 2013, HR InSights, Birmingham, January 2013
  • HR governance, Reilly P, Entreprise et Personnel International HR Managers Club, Entreprise et Personnel, Paris, December 2012
  • How to cultivate a strong and engaging employee culture, Reilly P, Employer Branding, Quadriga University, Berlin, December 2012
  • Fair Pay: An impossible theory or vital reality in organisations?, Reilly P, ESRC Social Science Festival Seminar - What is fair pay?, University of Brighton, Brighton, November 2012
  • Responding to the recession: how does the UK experience fit your experience, Reilly P, SAP HR Directors' Network, SAP, Venice, September 2012
  • Valuing your Benefits: How to measure and achieve ROI from your benefits spend, Reilly P, Workplace Savings & Benefits Question Time, Workplace Savings & Benefits, London, July 2012
  • Chair, Reilly P, Fair pay: perception and reality and the impact on engagement, Eversheds, London, July 2012
  • The changing nature of employee relations: the collective and the individual, Reilly P, JSB Annual Conference, JSB, London, June 2012
  • Management of executive reward: lots of questions but sufficient answers?, Reilly P, HR Directors' Forum, DMH Stallard, London, May 2012
  • Panel Member, Reilly P, Global Mobility Survey 2012. Forum for Expatriate Management Annual Conference, Forum for Expatriate Management, London, May 2012
  • Chair, Reilly P, 3rd Annual Compensation and Benefits Seminar, Teneo, Brussels, May 2012
  • Non-financial recognition: the forgotten part of Total Reward, Reilly P, 3rd Annual Compensation and Benefits Seminar, Teneo, Brussels, May 2012
  • Positioning public sector HR, Reilly P, Public Sector People Managers' Association 2012, PPMA, Birmingham, April 2012
  • Functional challenges for Global HR, Reilly P, HR Directors' Network, SAP, Istanbul, April 2012
  • Reward and performance management in the UK, Reilly P, State-owned assets supervision and administration commission of Anhui Province, PR China, UK-China Training Ltd, London, March 2012
  • Senior manager pay in local government, Reilly P, Heads of HR London Councils, London Councils, London, January 2012
  • New HR service delivery models: the place of experts, Reilly P, Northern Ireland Civil Service HR Innovation Day, Bangor, December 2011
  • Shared services and increasing HR's value added, Reilly P, HRM Masters Class, University of Brighton, December 2011
  • Changing psychological contract in local government, Reilly P, London Councils ER and Reward Group, London, December 2011
  • Chair, Reilly P, The Future of HR Summit 2011: Managing Change, The Guardian, London, December 2011
  • Chair, Reilly P, Getting to the heart of the people issues: how to carry out an effective board review, IES/Eversheds, London, November 2011
  • Executive remuneration: an international approach, Reilly P, Top Pay the Local Way, Local Government Association, London, November 2011
  • Organization of HR in Public Sector, Reilly P, Delegation from Chinese government, London, October 2011
  • Organization of HR in Public Sector, Reilly P, Delegation from Xian City, China, TBC BY PETER, London, October 2011
  • The nature of employee engagement and what drives it, Reilly P, Employee Engagement and Wellbeing, Universities and Colleges Employers Association, London, October 2011
  • The nature of employee engagement and what drives it, Reilly P, UCEA Employee Engagement and Wellbeing, Universities and Colleges Employers Association, London, October 2011
  • Workforce efficiency and productivity, Reilly P, HR Leadership Team Lambeth Council, Lambeth Council, Brixton, October 2011
  • Workforce efficiency and productivity, Reilly P, Workforce Planning and Metrics Group, London Councils, London, September 2011
  • Panel member: HR's impact on the sustainability agenda, Reilly P, SAP's Chief HR Officer Roundtable, SAP, Edinburgh, September 2011
  • UK reward systems, Reilly P, Government Office Administration of the State Council, China, UK China Training, Wembley, September 2011
  • Benefits & Rewards strategy -idiots guide, Reilly P, Employee Benefits Live, London, September 2011
  • Choosing the most appropriate performance management system for the organisation, Reilly P, XpertHR Performance Management Conference, XpertHR, London, September 2011
  • Panel member, Reilly P, Live discussion: Local government pensions, The Guardian, August 2011
  • HRT - symptoms and remedies, Reilly P, Network Rail HR Conference, Network Rail, Coventry, July 2011
  • Linking cross border assignments with talent programmes, Reilly P, Expatriate Management and Global Mobility Conference 2011, June 2011
  • HR Transformation: challenges and solutions, Reilly P, HR Authority, Wolters Kluwer Polska, Warsaw, June 2011
  • A post cuts world: how HR can get your College to where it needs to be, Reilly P, Association of Colleges Annual Conference, Association of Colleges, Telford, May 2011
  • Options in HR cost improvement, Peter Reilly, PPMA Southern & South East Region Meeting, PPMA Southern & South East Region, London, April 2011
  • People and change, Reilly P, Engaging the Workforce in Times of Change, North West Employers, Manchester, March 2011
  • Adaptation rather than adoption: the right way to implement the HR service delivery model?, Reilly P, SAP HR Network, SAP, Walldorf, Germany, March 2011
  • The challenges HR faces in the Public Sector & its response, Reilly P, Delegation from Human resource Department, Xian City, Shangxi province China, University of East London, March 2011
  • Maintaining good practice in local government HR, Reilly P, www.guardian.co.uk, The Guardian Professional, February 2011
  • What have we Learned about Change during Recession and Cuts?, Reilly P, HR Society Research Briefing, HR Society, London, January 2011
  • Shared services: challenges and opportunities in the public sector, Reilly P, Collaborative working and shared services debate, PPMA and NW Employers, Wigan, January 2011
  • Delivering services differently: the HR challenge, Reilly P, Delivering services differently: meeting the CSR challenge, East of England LGA, Cambridge, January 2011
  • HR Delivery Models in Challenging Times, Reilly P, NHS North West HR Directors Conference, NHS North West, Liverpool, December 2010
  • Current salary & performance related pay structures & frameworks for civil servants & public servants in the UK, Reilly P, Fujian Provincial Department of Finance, China, UK China Training Ltd, London Metropolitan University, December 2010
  • West London action learning set: HR communication and integration, Reilly P, Hirsh W, Heads of HR London Councils, London Councils, London, November 2010
  • What contribution can structural change make to cost reduction strategies?, Reilly P, HR in the public sector, Symposium, London, November 2010
  • The model for shared services in the Dutch government, Reilly P, PPMA HR Transformation Meeting, PPMA, London, November 2010
  • Shared services & increasing HR’s value added, Reilly P, University of Brighton, Brighton, November 2010
  • The challenges HR faces in the public sector, and its response, Reilly P, Seminar for National Development and Reform Commission, PR China, Kings College London, November 2010
  • Issues in Global HR, Reilly P, SAP HR Network, SAP, Munich, October 2010
  • HR transformation in a new environment, Reilly P, CIPD SE Scotland Executive HR dinner, Edinburgh, October 2010
  • Planning efficiency in your workforce: Assessing current and future needs of your organisation through effective workforce planning, Reilly P, Achieving Workforce Efficiency, Local Government Chronicle, London, October 2010
  • Evaluating and embedding change, Reilly P, Enabling HR and OD professionals to better manage organisational change, Local Government Improvement and Development / Capital Ambition, London, October 2010
  • Workforce efficiency and productivity, Reilly P, Building Collaborative Learning Organisations 'Creating a People Strategy for Local Government', The Local Government Staff Commission for Northern Ireland, Newcastle, Co. Down, October 2010
  • Reward strategies to drive a high performance culture and business results, Reilly P, Employee Benefits Live, Centaur, London, September 2010
  • Academic Productivity and Workforce Planning, Reilly P, Scottish Heads of Personnel Development Day, University of Stirling, September 2010
  • What managers want from HR – an update on the West London action learning set, Reilly P, The Big Debate - How HR and OD professionals can facilitate public service transformation, PPMA/Capital Ambition, London, September 2010
  • Chair: Global HR, Reilly P, Managing Uncertainty: A new deal? International challenges and the changing face of work. Work, Employment & Society Conference 2010, British Sociological Association, Brighton, September 2010
  • Customers - who are they, what do they want and should HR give it to them?, Reilly P, Human Resource Planning and Performance Measurement in Central Banks, Central Banking Publications, Cambridge, September 2010
  • What IES research tells us about change management for the public sector, Reilly P, Heads of HR Workshop, North West Employers, Bolton, July 2010
  • Confronting and dealing with change in the public sector, Reilly P, North West Employers' Annual Conference, North West Employers, Bolton, July 2010
  • What IES research tells us about change management for the public sector, Reilly P, Strategic HR Leaders Meeting, North West Employers, Manchester, June 2010
  • Meeting the challenges in delivering effective shared services, Reilly P, Business Models of Technology: Advanced HR Shared Services, University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands, May 2010
  • Developments in the shared services concept, Reilly P, Business Models of Technology: Advanced HR Shared Services, University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands, May 2010
  • Judge, Reilly P, HRM Awards 2010 - Super 10, Association of HR Professionals, Colombo, Sri Lanka, May 2010
  • Issues in global HR, Reilly P, Oxen Park UK Members Meeting, Oxen Park, London, May 2010
  • An age of austerity – how best to respond?, Reilly P, Coping with cutbacks: Current employee relations issues in the public sector, Eversheds, London, April 2010
  • Manage downsizing, while maintaining morale and controlling risk, Reilly P, East of England Workforce Development Conference, East of England Regional Assembly, Cambridge, February 2010
  • From change to transformation: moving HR to the strategic level, Reilly P, Best Practice Workshop, SAP, Nice, January 2010
  • An Approach to Total Reward, Reilly P, National Association of Regional Employers, hosted by London Councils, London, January 2010
  • Emerging Societal Trends and Organisational Change, Reilly P, British American Tobacco, London, January 2010
  • Structural change in HR, Reilly P, PPMA tHRu Web Portal Launch, PPMA, London, December 2009
  • Manage downsizing, while maintaining morale and controlling risk, Reilly P, Local Government Workforce Leaders Conference, IDeA/LGE/LGA, London, December 2009
  • Pay and performance, Reilly P, Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of Guangxi Zhuang National Autonomous Region, China, UK China Training Ltd, Ruislip, December 2009
  • Challenging times – opportunities for HR, Reilly P, Cabinet Office New Generation HR London Group, Cabinet Office, London, December 2009
  • World Class HR, Reilly P, NHSI Workforce Matters Workshop SW England, NHS Institute, Taunton, November 2009
  • Increasing the effectiveness of reward management: an evidence-based approach, Brown D, Reilly P, Armstrong M, European Reward Management Conference, European Institute for Advanced Studies, Brussels, November 2009
  • Recent trends and practicalities of HR transformation, Reilly P, HR transformation: The lived experience, Edinburgh Napier University Business School/Scottish Partnership of the CIPD, Edinburgh, November 2009
  • Pay and performance, Reilly P, General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine delegation from China, UK China Training Ltd, Brent Cross, November 2009
  • HR Governance, Reilly P, SAP HR Network Focus Workshop, SAP, Essen, November 2009
  • Evidence-based reward management, Brown D, Reilly P, E-reward annual update, E-reward, London, November 2009
  • Is shared services an answer to an NHS prayer?, Reilly P, Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Partnership Trust, Coventry, November 2009
  • Organisational culture and some implications for HR, Reilly P, IPMA - HR International Symposium, IPMA, Beijing, October 2009
  • Reflections on workforce planning and its challenges, Reilly P, SAP HR Networking, SAP, Paris, October 2009
  • Understanding the Inter-Relationship Between Learning/Development and Pay/Cash Incentives in the Context of a Total Reward Approach, Reilly P, Employee Benefits Live 2009, London, September 2009
  • Total reward (podcast), Reilly P, Employee Benefits Live, Employee Benefits Magazine, (online), September 2009
  • Panel member: Managing Talent In Times Of Economic Downturn: Prepare For The Upturn, Reilly P, 4th European Chief HR Officer Roundtable, SAP, Speyer, Germany, September 2009
  • Customers - who are they, what do they want and should HR give it to them?, Reilly P, Central Banking Training Course / seminar series, Central Banking Events, Cambridge, September 2009
  • The challenges HR faces in the public sector and its response, Reilly P, Delegation from the Personnel Division of Guangzhou Municipality, China, Sino-UK Exchange Centre, London Docklands, September 2009
  • Total Reward, Reilly P, e-Reward, e-Reward, London, June 2009
  • Chair: Innovative Resourcing Solutions, Reilly P, CIPD Recruitment, Resourcing and Performance Conference, CIPD, London, June 2009
  • Total Reward, Reilly P, London Councils Pay Group, London Councils, London, June 2009
  • Rewards and Employee Engagement: Just for the Good Times?, Reilly P, Total Rewards 2009 Conference, WorldatWork, Seattle, June 2009
  • Issues in running HR shared services during the economic downturn, Reilly P, Atos Consulting HR Shared Services User Group, Atos Consulting, London, May 2009
  • The Future of HR Expert Challenge Group, Reilly P, Seminar, The Work Foundation, London, May 2009
  • The people challenges in outsourcing - an HR perspective, Reilly P, Arab Outsourcing Conference 2009, Triangle events, Dubai, April 2009
  • Demonstrating the value of HR, Reilly P, Association of Colleges Human Resources Conference, Hinkley, April 2009
  • Managing and rewarding employees during a recession, Reilly P, Managing Partners' Forum - Yorkshire, Managing Partners' Forum, Leeds, April 2009
  • Succession planning in professional services firms - Theory vs Reality, Reilly P, Managing Partners' Forum - HR panel, Managing Partners' Forum, London, March 2009
  • Do HR Service Delivery Models Meet Customer Service Expectations?, Reilly P, HR Meeting Point, University of Gothenburg, February 2009
  • Raising the Standard – Leading HR, Reilly P, Raising the Standards of HR, IDeA, London, February 2009
  • Talent management in difficult times, Reilly P, SAP HR Best Practice Workshop, SAP, Vienna, January 2009
  • Reward and Performance Management in the UK, Reilly P, Delegation from Anhui, China, and delegation from Shanghai public services, UK China Training Ltd, London, December 2008
  • The Changing HR Function, Reilly P, CIPD London Branch CPD Meeting, London, December 2008
  • All together now: the role of team pay, Reilly P, Reward & Benefits Conference, RBI/IRS, London, November 2008
  • Chair, Reilly P, Reward & Benefits Conference, RBI/IRS, London, November 2008
  • Retaining the best and motivating the rest in shared services, Reilly P, Welsh Shared Services Managers Forum, Welsh Shared Services Managers Forum, Cardiff, November 2008
  • Do HR service delivery models meet customer expectations?, Reilly P, Mayo Learning Roundtable, Mayo Learning, London, November 2008
  • HR Transformation: prizes and challenges, Reilly P, HR National Training Conference, IPMA, Las Vegas, Nevada, October 2008
  • Effectively establishing a shared services centre: dealing with the people issues, Reilly P, Planning and Launching Successful New Shared Services, IQPC, London, September 2008
  • Dilemmas in HR Management in Shared Services, Reilly P, SAP HR Practitioner Network, SAP, Strasbourg, September 2008
  • Key issues to be faced in developing your reward system, Reilly P, Pay, Grading and Total Reward: What's next for Cumbria?, North West LGA, Penrith, September 2008
  • Challenges in HR transformation, Reilly P, Employee Transformation team meeting, Capgemini, London, August 2008
  • Managing performance and reward in contact centres, Reilly P, Welsh Contact Centre, Employer’s Seminar, Welsh Contact Centre Forum, Cardiff, July 2008
  • Benchmarking and key performance indicators – do they really help improve performance in shared service centres?, Reilly P, Employer’s Seminar, Welsh Contact Centre Forum, Cardiff, July 2008
  • The changing role of the HR function: its contribution to NHS service improvement, Reilly P, Workforce Planning and Development Programme, East Midlands NHS, Loughborough, June 2008
  • The Changing HR function, transforming HR? Research into practice, Reilly P, HRM seminar, School of Business, Economics and Law University of Gothenburg, June 2008
  • The Changing HR function, transforming HR? Experiences from the UK, Reilly P, Starting-up Conference about the HR transformation Research Project, Handelshögskolan vid Göteborgs universitet, June 2008
  • Employee Engagement and Reward, Reilly P, Network of London Boroughs, June 2008
  • Motivation and Reward, Reilly P, e.reward conference, e-Reward, London, June 2008
  • Transforming Your HR Function, Reilly P, Taylor M, The Changing Face of the HR Function, CIPD, London, May 2008
  • Workforce Planning: an overview, Reilly P, UCEA conference, UCEA, London, May 2008
  • Raising the Standard - Leading HR, Reilly P, Public Personnel Managers Association Annual Conference, Brighton, May 2008
  • Restructuring the HR Function, Reilly P, HR Transformation: Creating business value through HR services, Centaur Events, G-Mex Conference Centre, Manchester, April 2008
  • Chair, Reilly P, HR Transformation Summit 2008, Symposium Events, London, April 2008
  • Where is HR headed? Evidence from CIPD research, Reilly P, What Future for HR? A one-day knowledge exchange event, University of Glasgow, April 2008
  • Developing a top class HR department, Reilly P, University Personnel Association Annual Conference, Durham University, April 2008
  • Restructuring the HR Function, Reilly P, HR Transformation: Creating business value through HR services, Symposium, CBI Conference Centre, London, April 2008
  • New HR structures, Reilly P, HR seminar for companies from the former Soviet Union, Leading Ventures, London, March 2008
  • The Changing HR Function: Transforming HR?, Reilly P, The Changing World of HR, Leicestershire CIPD, Loughborough, March 2008
  • HR Transformation and Change, Reilly P, Public Sector People Managers' Association, London Region, London, December 2007
  • The Challenges Facing the HR Business Partner, Reilly P, University Personnel Association, University Personnel Association, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, December 2007
  • HR Transformation and Change, Reilly P, Public Sector People Managers' Association, Eastern Region, Bury St Edmunds, December 2007
  • Research findings on the HR shared services model, Reilly P, internal Shell International seminar, Shell International, London, December 2007
  • Defining your flexible benefits strategy, Reilly P, Employee Benefits Senate, Employee Benefits, London, November 2007
  • Key trends in HR structures and systems: their contribution to organisational performance, Reilly P, Public Sector HR Effectiveness, Centaur, London, November 2007
  • New HR structures, Reilly P, HR seminar for companies from the former Soviet Union, Leading Ventures, London, November 2007
  • Shared Services and BPO Research, Reilly P, SAP HR Practitioner Network, SAP, Edinburgh, November 2007
  • HR transformation and talent management, Reilly P, Executive Seminar, Taleo, London, November 2007
  • The case for flex: are you asking the right questions?, Reilly P, Flexible Benefits Seminar, Equiniti, London, November 2007
  • Why outsource your HR function?, Reilly P, HR Outsourcing Forum, Symposium, London, October 2007
  • The challenges facing the HR business partner, Reilly P, Oxen Park European HR Forum, EMEA HQ DuPont, Geneva, October 2007
  • HR transformation and its organisational impact', Reilly P, internal seminar, University of Middlesex, London, October 2007
  • HR transformation, Reilly P, Public Personnel Managers Association Conference, PPMA, September 2007
  • HR's contribution to business strategy, Reilly P, Canon Europe Conference, Rome, September 2007
  • Motivation and incentives: the role of performance related pay, Reilly P, The National Incentive Show, Touchstone, NEC, Birmingham, September 2007
  • The Changing Face of HR: Results from CIPD Research, Reilly P, CIPD National Conference, CIPD, Harrogate, September 2007
  • Performance Management in a University context: challenges and options, Reilly P, UPA National Conference. Shaping the university: Development, Design and Performance, Universities Personnel Association, Cambridge, September 2007
  • HR Transformation, Reilly P, Developing Effective Strategic Leadership in HR: A Workshop for Human Resource Directors in the NHS in Scotland, Stirling, September 2007
  • Reward for different employee groups, Reilly P, Research into practice: latest research in reward, CIPD, London, July 2007
  • New HR structures, Reilly P, HR seminar for companies from the former Soviet Union, Leading Ventures, London, July 2007
  • Strategic HR: building the capability to deliver, Reilly P, Evidence-based HR Summer School, Henley Management College, July 2007
  • HR transformation: a reality check, Reilly P, SAP European Chief Human Resource Officer Round Table, SAP, Heidelberg, June 2007
  • HR's contribution to business strategy, Reilly P, Measuring the Impact of Total Reward, Employee Benefits Summit, Jerez, June 2007
  • Panel member, Reilly P, Measuring the Impact of Total Reward, Employee Benefits Summit, Jerez, June 2007
  • Overview of Shared HR Services and What Can be Learnt, Reilly P, Shared Solutions to Realising Efficiencies Programme, West London Alliance, London, June 2007
  • The nature of employee engagement and what drives it, Reilly P, Senior Managers' Learning and Engagement Seminar, Surrey County Council, Guildford, May 2007
  • The changing HR function, Reilly P, CIPD Senior Networking Seminar, CIPD, Dublin, April 2007
  • The nature of employee engagement and what drives it, Reilly P, International Human Resource Management Conference, Symposium, Cape Town, April 2007
  • HR's contribution to strategy, Reilly P, International Public Management Association, Symposium, Cape Town, April 2007
  • The Performance Management Contest: Reward or Develop, Reilly P, SAP HR Practitioner Network, SAP, Berlin, March 2007
  • The challenges facing the HR business partner, Reilly P, seminar, Oxen Park, Burnham, Bucks, February 2007
  • Key aspects of reward management in local government, Reilly P, HR Directors Forum, London Councils, London, February 2007
  • The challenges in HR transformation, Reilly P, Conference, Local Government of Wales Association, Llandudno, February 2007
  • The challenges in HR transformation, Reilly P, MoD HR Conference, London, December 2006
  • Human capital: measurement vs management, Reilly P, Education, formation et emploi les défis de l’investissement, Rabat, Morocco, December 2006
  • Key aspects of reward management in local government, Reilly P, Pay and employee relations forum, London Councils, London, December 2006
  • Pay, reward and performance management in the public sector, Reilly P, Chinese HR managers delegation, UK-China Training, London, December 2006
  • The challenges facing the HR business partner, Reilly P, Oxen Park HR business partners network, Burnham Beeches, November 2006
  • New HR structures, Reilly P, Russian delegation conference, London, November 2006
  • The changing HR function, Tamkin P, Reilly P, CIPD annual conference, CIPD, October 2006
  • The nature of employee engagement and what drives it, Reilly P, SAP HR Directors Network, Brussels, October 2006
  • Equal pay audits: how to keep on the right side of the law, Reilly P, Employer Benefits Conference, London, October 2006
  • Recruitment: the challenges of demographic change, Reilly P, Recruitment & Retention Strategy Conference, Industrial Relations Services, London, September 2006
  • New HR structures, Reilly P, seminar for HR Directors from former USSR, Leading Ventures Associates, London, July 2006
  • Establishing the business case for flexible benefits, Reilly P, Flexible Benefits and Salary Sacrifice Conference, Symposium Events, London, June 2006
  • Issues in developing a modern remuneration package, Reilly P, Northern Employee Benefits Exhibition and Conference, Manchester, April 2006
  • New HR structures, Reilly P, Kent Sussex and Surrey HR Networks in the NHS, Kent Sussex and Surrey HR Networks in the NHS, London, January 2006
  • Meeting the business needs v HR service, Reilly P, HR Business Partnership Workshop, DTI, November 2005
  • Pay and Reward, Reilly P, East Midlands Regional Local Government Association, East Midlands Regional Local Government Association, Melton Mowbray, November 2005
  • Tackling Poor Performance, Reilly P, CIPD Conference, CIPD, Jersey, September 2005
  • Approaches to Delivering HR Services, Reilly P, East Midlands Local Government Association seminar, East Midlands Local Government Association, Melton Mowbray, July 2005
  • New Reward: what is it and does it matter?, Reilly P, e-Reward Symposium on Reward Management, CIPD, London, July 2005
  • Facilitator: Who's managing the people business?, Reilly P, Achieving High Performance People Management Strategies, London, June 2005
  • National eService Delivery Standards project on e-HR, Reilly P, Member of working party, ODPM, June 2005
  • Culture, Performance and Pay Structures, Reilly P, North West Employers Organisation seminar, North West Employers Organisation, Salford, April 2005
  • Conducting equal pay reviews, Reilly P, SOCPO SE Region Meeting, Society of Chief Personnel Officers, Southern Region, Basingstoke, February 2005
  • Culture, Performance and Pay Structures January 2005, Reilly P, Welsh Local Government Association seminar, Welsh Local Government Association, Builth Wells, January 2005
  • Benefiting from employee involvement, Reilly P, Information and Consultation Regulations, Eversheds, London, Manchester, Birmingham, Newcastle, Cardiff, Cambridge, November 2004
  • HR Outsourcing Decisions - Ignore the Hype, Reilly P, BRC Solutions, London, September 2004
  • Culture, Performance and Pay Structures, Reilly P, Welsh Local Government Association, Builth Wells, September 2004
  • Reaping rewards: incentivising performance through pay, Reilly P, Are you worth it? Annual SOCPO/WWLGA Conference, Birmingham, July 2004
  • HR Delivery Models, Reilly P, Developing a People Strategy, East of England Regional Assembly, Bury St Edmunds, June 2004
  • e-HR and organisational performance, Reilly P, The Leadership Academy, Catalyst Consulting, London, June 2004
  • HR Delivery Models, Reilly P, Developing a People Strategy, North West Employers' Organisation, Preston, June 2004
  • Incentivising People Through Reward, Reilly P, Improvement through people: developing a high performance culture, Employers’ Organisation for Local Government, London, December 2003
  • Why HR Shared Services?, Reilly P, BPO Africa, Terrapinn, Johannesburg, SA, October 2003
  • HR shared services: Why seek it, and what issues does it present?, Reilly P, Cabinet Office, Cabinet Office, London, July 2003
  • HR Shared Services: Why seek it and what issues does it present?, Reilly P, Talking People, Talking People, London, July 2003
  • Future challenges for HR shared services, Reilly P, SBPOA, SBPOA, Brussels, May 2003
  • Skills planning in the MOD, Reilly P, Skills Planning Workshop, Ministry of Defence, Bournemouth, November 2002
  • Overcoming barriers to HR self and shared services, Reilly P, HR Shared Services, IIR, London, June 2002
  • Social and Labour Market Trends, Reilly P, RAF Personnel and Training Branch seminar, RAF Personnel and Training Branch, Amport House, June 2002
  • Chair of session on manpower forecasting at the Defence Statistics Conference, sponsored by DASA, Reilly P, DASA conference, DASA, Thame Oxfordshire, May 2002
  • The Role of HR in Developing the Succession Planning Process, Reilly P, Succession Planning and Management, IQPC, London, December 2001
  • Shared Services in Human Resources, Reilly P, Shared Service Organisations, CAPITA, London, November 2001
  • HR Shared Services - Call Centre or Professional Service?, Reilly P, (not known), National Liberal Club, London, October 2001
  • Flexibility and Mutuality: meeting employee and organisational needs, Reilly P, Managing and Evaluating the Effectiveness of Flexible Working Practices, IIR, July 2001
  • HR shared services: why seek it and what issues does in present?, Reilly P, NHS HR National Conference, NHS, June 2001
  • Partnership under Pressure: why do partnerships break down and how to prevent this, Reilly P, Measuring & Maintaining Union & Management Partnership Effectiveness, IIR, June 2001
  • How far can Partnership go?, Reilly P, Advisory Board of the TUC Partnership Institute seminar, Advisory Board of the TUC Partnership Institute, April 2001
  • Partnership at work: case studies in the voluntary sector, Reilly P, National Council for Voluntary Organisations seminar, NCVO, April 2001
  • Building Social Partnerships at Work, Reilly P, NCVO National Conference, NCVO, February 2001
  • The contribution of HR in the succession planning process, Reilly P, Sucession Planning Forum 2001, IQPC, February 2001
  • HR shared services and the realignment of HR, Reilly P, Mid Sussex NHS trust seminar, Mid Sussex NHS trust, December 2000
  • Trends and implications in the personnel and development function, Reilly P, Kent County Council seminar, Kent County Council, October 2000
  • Preventing Partnership Breakdown, Reilly P, IRR conference, IRR, London, July 2000
  • HR Shared Services, Reilly P, IRR conference, IRR, London, February 2000
  • European Labour Market Flexibility, Practical Issues for HR Managers, Reilly P, IQPC Conference, IQPC/Towers Perrin, Brussels, March 1999
  • Planning for Skills, Reilly P, Hirsh W, Strategic Planning Society, Strategic Planning Society, London, March 1999
  • Panel Speaker, Reilly P, Temporary Workers in the European Labour Market, Manpower/TGWU conference, Access Conferences International, London, January 1999
  • Chair, Reilly P, Outsourcing, Institute of Directors, London, October 1998
  • Flexible working: In whose interest?, Reilly P, The Flexible Workforce, The Manpower Society, London, May 1998
  • The New HR Agenda, Reilly P, Electricity Association HR Conference, London, June 1997

Advisory roles and affiliations

  • Member of Contentive HR Summits & Awards: 2015 HRD Advisory Board (2014 - present)
  • Member of Associate Advisory Board, Edinburgh Institute of Leadership and Management Practice (Edinburgh Napier University) (2013 - 2016)
  • Committee member, ISO TC 260 Human Resources Management (2012 - 2016)
  • Judge, Employee Benefits Company Awards (2012 - 2012)
  • Development Board of Cheshire HR Services (2011 - 2015)
  • Governance board of HR Survey metrics to London Boroughs (2011 - 2015)
  • Member of the external advisory group to the Audit Commission Local Government Workforce Study (2011 - 2011)
  • Advising on emerging societal trends and organisational change for British American Tobacco (2010 - 2010)
  • Associate Fellow, Edinburgh Napier University (2009 - present)
  • Member of Expert Challenge Group for Work Foundation programme: The Future of HR (2009 - 2010)
  • Development of web portal on HR transformation for PPMA (Public Sector People Managers' Association) (2009 - 2010)
  • Judge, 2009 Employee Benefits magazine annual awards (2009 - 2009)
  • Council member, HR Society (2008 - present)
  • Honorary Research Fellow, Faculty of Law, Business and Social Sciences, University of Glasgow (2008 - 2010)
  • Panel Judge, 2008 Employee Benefits Awards (2008 - 2008)
  • Panel Judge, Personnel Today Awards 2008: Best HR Strategy in Line with Business (2008 - 2008)
  • Associate, Centre for Reputation Management through People, Glasgow University School of Business and Management (2007 - 2008)
  • Panel Judge, Personnel Today Awards 2007: Award for Innovation in Recruitment and Retention (2007 - 2007)
  • National eService Delivery Standards project on e-HR working party (2005 - 2006)
  • Judge, Personnel Today awards: Innovation in Recruitment and Retention category (2002 - 2002)
  • TUC Partnership Institute consultant (2000 - 2007)
  • Advisory Group NCVO Partnership at Work (2000 - 2007)

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