Jess Bushby, HR Consultant
Hi, I’m Jess, and I joined WorkNest (formerly HR Services Partnership) as an HR Consultant in April 2021. Prior to this, I have eight years’ experience working in a variety of HR roles, ranging from business partnering to project management.
I proudly achieved my MSc in Human Resource Management with distinction in 2018. My dissertation focused on females working in a modern corporate environment and their experiences of part-time working in a ‘full-time world’ – a topic which I remain passionate about.
I’m a generalist at heart, but I most enjoy projects that allow me to be analytical and delve into reward and recognition. Building relationships with my clients is the most rewarding part of my role and having the opportunity to immerse myself in their world and what makes their business run. I love the variety this role gives me, and whilst this can create a challenge by highlighting just how broad our profession can be, no two days are the same!
In my life before HR, I’ve worked as an operational people manager, which piqued my interest to venture into this profession to engage, motivate and train employees to best deliver the organisation’s strategic objectives and ambitions in a way which is meaningful for them.
I live on the south coast with my husband and our mischievous fox-red labrador, Wilson. And yes, we do love shouting his name across fields, especially when there’s no dog in sight!
Who you’ll be working with
Willem Van Den Raad
Principal Health & Safety Consultant
Director of HR Consulting
Executive Director, Privacy International
WorkNest supports our 280 staff members with Employment Law and Health & Safety and has provided quality management training too.”
Head of Service Delivery, Catalyst Choice
We get a great deal of comfort and satisfaction knowing that we have support as and when we need it, in a decisive and responsive way.”
Group HR Director, Culina Group
We moved our legal support to WorkNest (formerly Law at Work) having previously used a time and line law firm. It was important, though, that an all-inclusive fee structure did not come at the expense of quality. Thankfully we’ve been delighted with the service we’ve received from WorkNest.”
What we recognised in WorkNest is the background that they have. They are able to supply knowledge and experience in a number of disciplines, which enables us to develop our business in a way that’s safe, to do it on time and with a quality to it.”
Director of Human Resources and Health & Safety,
Bluestone National Park Resort
Chief Executive, The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust (JRCT)
As the company started to get larger, we knew we had to protect our employees and our contractors both onsite and in the offices. WorkNest is exactly what we needed to move the company forward.”
Operations Director, Beaverfit
Pineapple have worked with the team at WorkNest (formerly Law at Work) since 2003, and we have built a trusted partnership together. We particularly like WorkNest’s concise and practical advice concerning employment law/HR issues and also appreciate their totally supportive approach in all areas of health and safety.”
Pineapple Dance Studios
I’ve taken WorkNest into every organisation that I’ve worked with. I’ve introduced them to many teams and many colleagues and referred them with absolute pleasure because I genuinely trust in the service that we get.”
People Director, The Works