James Holdstock, Senior HR Project Analyst, Drax Energy.
James is currently supporting HR projects at Drax Group, an energy supplier focusing on a zero carbon future. He has worked in People Analytics in Insurance at Domestic and General and at Transport for London (TfL) for five years as well as some freelance work. With the current landscape being so changeable, he sees himself as a problem solver for the business with a specialism in people, analysis and data. He has worked hard to highlight the usefulness of data to HR professionals and the business by identifying and proposing solutions for people issues that affect the employees and the business.
He first starting playing with data at BT before a stint in recruitment. Recruiting Traffic Engineers and Transport Modellers led him into a career with TfL where he worked in the HR Services department, learning about HR processes, before moving to the HR reporting team. He made the move to Finance and worked on the TfL Business Plan, Budget and Performance Reports before heading back to his passion, HR, where it was time to grow a People Analytics team. He has now taken that experience to Drax Group where he is focusing on pulling data from all sources to get insight that will improve the employee experience and ultimately the business outcomes.