Yvonne Smyth, National Specialism Director – HR & Legal, Hays

Yvonne is the National Specialism Director for Hays HR & Legal businesses and one of Hays DE&I Practice Leads.

Hays is very often the bridge between the employers in the world of work and professionals looking to progress their careers.  Yvonne works closely with customers and Hays specialist consultant teams to shape, create, and implement end to end talent management strategies that effectively support and increase the representation of more diverse workforces’ profiles and inclusive workplace cultures.

Yvonne also co-chairs WELead, a highly regarded network for professional women which delivers a programme of personal and professional insights and events designed to support women to achieve their full potential as they progress their careers.

Having initially worked as a litigation lawyer at leading Law Firm Norton Rose Fulbright, she has enjoyed a fulfilling and varied career with Hays for the last 27 years.

Yvonne’s work and advocacy has led her to her being recognised as one of the Global 150 Women in Staffing by leading industry body SIA for the last 5 years.