Rosie Forrest


Rosie is a highly experienced HR generalist with more than 25 years' HR experience


Rosie's Background

Rosie’s Background

Rosie is a highly experienced HR generalist with more than 25 years’ HR experience in a variety of businesses, including Rolls-Royce, E.On, Capita and MHA Care Group. Rosie’s experience was gained at a senior level in both unionised and non-unionised organisations, in a wide range of sectors and different sized organisations (from 5 employees to 37,000 employees) and she worked with private sector, not for profit and public sector employees. She has managed teams of varying size and complexity.

In a number of organisations, Rosie has made significant improvements to employee engagement, leading to improved retention and reduced absence rates. She has experience of developing and coordinating employee engagement surveys and implementing resulting improvement plans.  She coaches senior managers, helping them to improve their people management skills.

Rosie has a particularly strong background in employee relations and employment law and has been a lay member in the Employment Tribunal since 2002, sitting at several cases each year. She has worked with Unions in a number of companies, including in engineering, construction, utilities, railway, health, education, IT and insurance sectors.   She is a qualified and experienced workplace mediator. Rosie has conducted and advised on disciplinaries, grievances, capability and absence cases over many years, some involving employment tribunals, and many settlement agreements.

Having led many restructures and redundancy programmes, in a variety of organisations, Rosie is used to advising on organisation design, change management and collective consultation. She has had considerable experience of TUPE transfers, having worked in a very commercial outsourcing company and is extremely knowledgeable on TUPE case law as well as practical due diligence and integration.

Rosie started her career as an engineer and is numerate and analytical, with a preference for data-based decision-making. She and has led projects to design or simplify pay scales and to introduce bonus or commission schemes.