Donna Obstfeld (BSc, FCIPD) has over 25 years’ experience in Human Resources (HR) and management. Her HR expertise covers a mixture of in-house, interim and consultancy roles. Past employers include Dixons Stores Group, TK Maxx, Metronet SSL, Securicor, West Herts College and Hewitt Associates. Her skills have allowed her to assume a wide variety of roles including Human Resources Management, recruitment, project management, compensation & benefits specialist and consultant.
Key HR projects have included recruitment & selection initiatives, HR systems, pay reviews benefits and bonus reviews, job evaluation frameworks, design and delivery of benefits and communications, the establishment of HR departments and their operational processes, redundancy and TUPE, HR advice for internal changes and strategic policy & procedure development.
Donna’s clients and employers span a variety of sectors including retail, transport, security, education, finance, pharmaceutical / medical, media, technology and professional services.
Donna does not use the term HR Consultant or HR Manager when describing herself; she is a businesswoman first and foremost and her specialisation happens to be Human Resources (HR) – the management of people within a business and for the success of that business. As many of Donna’s clients have discovered, this expertise and approach brings their business significant added value.
Donna Obstfeld graduated from the University of Hertfordshire with a joint honours degree in Business and Psychology. She is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (FCIPD) and an accredited mediator.
Donna now writes on Human Resources issues for a number of publications.
In 2012, Donna was voted among the top 100 business mums in the ‘Expert in their field’ category.
In February 2015 DOHR were named HR Consultancy of the year by the HR community at the HR Distinction awards and in 2017, Donna was recognised by Sage as one of the UK’s top 100 Global Business Influencers.