Polly Howard-De La Mare

BSc (Hons), MSc, CPsychol

Polly has worked with Pearn Kandola since 2007 and specialises in the area of equality, diversity and inclusion; and leadership development. She has a degree in Psychology from Oxford Brookes University and an MSc in Occupational Psychology from London Metropolitan University, where she completed research into the relationship between employees’ satisfaction with their working benefits and perceptions of work-life balance, job satisfaction and affective commitment. Polly is a Business Psychologist and is a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society. She holds Level A and B certification in Psychological Testing and a Certificate in Psychological Coaching from the Centre for Coaching.

Whilst working at Pearn Kandola, Polly has led on projects to conduct diversity audits for global organisations, design of assessment and development centre exercises, design and delivery of inclusive leadership, unconscious bias, assessor skills and promotion skills training, and reviews of selection processes to enhance fairness and validity. Polly has substantial experience of working with organisations to conduct live bias reviews and to provide training to HR Professionals to conduct their own live bias reviews.

Prior to joining Pearn Kandola, Polly worked as a consultant specialising in the design, implementation and evaluation of 360° feedback for a range of blue-chip companies. She has managed employee well-being projects, including the design of and follow-up actions for employee engagement surveys. She has also worked as a recruitment consultant specialising in sales roles for FMCG companies.

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