Ebony Montague (she/they) is the Director & Founder of HR Said That. An adopted Manc' and art-lover, Ebony is sharing her experience to deliver a person-centred HR service for SMEs in the creative industries.
Ebony started HR Said That after experiencing and witnessing the impact of poor HR on the workforce. Lack of HR initiatives centred on employee development and wellbeing caused discrimination, burnout and high turnover, and for Ebony this resulted in severe depression and anxiety.
As someone in a junior role at the time, Ebony couldn't make any changes to improve the workforce and was dependent on under-resourced HR departments. Wanting to make real change, Ebony started HR Said That to use her lived experiences to provide an accessible HR service that will improve creative businesses whilst ensuring no-one else has to experience poor HR like she did.
Her background is 3 years studying and working in HR, with specialisms in recruitment, how HR works with DE&I and mental wellbeing. Ebony is experienced in delivering training and workshops to people of all seniority levels and backgrounds, creating HR strategy, data analysis, and delivering employability advice for marginalised communities.
Ebony is currently a student studying BA (Hons) Human Resource Management at Manchester Metropolitan University, where she'll also gain a CIPD Level 5. Ebony already holds a CIPD Level 3 in Human Resource Practice.
Ebony is on the advisory board for Manchester-based arts organisation Reform Radio.
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Connect with Ebony on Linkedin here.