Rosemary Lemon's career spans over thirty years and she has worked in a wide variety of industries including oil & gas (Texaco), shipping & logistics (P&O Nedlloyd), luxury retail (Burberry), financial services (Legal & General) and currently she is Group Head of Reward for Hays plc, the global professional recruiting company.
Over her career she has recruited for many types of roles and takes an active interest in learning as much as possible about them. She volunteered to work in a service station while at Texaco and in a store while at Burberry. She has run a seminar on how to establish your "personal brand" for the charity Dress for Success, organised meaningful work placements for people with disabilities while at Legal & General and is a strong supporter of diversity in the workplace, being a member of the Diversity & Inclusion steering committee at Hays. She therefore has a sound insight into the job market and the world of work, what companies look for in candidates, the challenges faced when looking for jobs and how best to market yourself when applying for a position. She is ideally positioned to offer sensible and pragmatic help on finding a role.
Over the years she has been involved in many government and charity projects. She is currently a member of the Government's Money Advice Group steering committee working to increase the financial capability of working people across the UK and she is a member of the Remuneration Committee for the London Metropolitan University.
In 2018 she was awarded the Reward & Employee Benefits Association's Vanguard Award for her work throughout her career promoting and recognising the importance of employee wellbeing.
Over the course of her career she has worked with employees at all levels, from young people just starting out on their careers to the most senior Board members.
Rosemary also writes for Hays Viewpoint, has her own blogs on her LinkedIn profile and regularly writes for, or presents at, various external professional associations.
Her personal mantra is that jobs are what you make them and that work is such a large part of your life that it is important to follow your dreams.