The Elephant in the Room

Frank joined DOHR in June 2021.

Frank was born as a result of a series of blogs we ran to celebrate our 14th anniversary. The blog series was called The Elephant in the Room and addressed 19 difficult issues which employers need to be able to deal with on a regular basis.

Frank was named as a result of a competition on social media and Liz Chapman of EC Appointments came up with the winning name to encourage employers and managers to have ‘frank’ conversations with their staff about difficult subjects – the elephant in the room.

Get to know Frank

Length of time in HR

Born in June 2021

Favourite part of the job:

Helping people to have frank conversations

Going to exhibitions
3 words which your team would use to describe you:

small, round, fluffy

HR Qualification:

Mum says I’m a superstar

Favourite film


Favourite Meal:


Favourite Music:

Frank Sinatra

Something no one / very few people know about you:

There is a whole book about me!

Travels with Frank

Frank’s mission is to raise awareness and to encourage people to talk – Frank will be travelling to conferences, meetings and exhibitions with team DOHR, as he helps people who care about their people to be better managers and employers.

Recruitment Specialist Liz Chapman of EC Appointments having a 121 with Frank

Frank, taking it easy at the Genting Hotel in Birmingham
and at the EC conference at The Vox, Resort World, Birmingham.

Samuel, Laura and Rose worked with our herd of elephants for this fun photo shoot before they headed off to their new homes.

They say never work with animals or children, but we love the results of these hard at work photos.

Each one has a message for employers and they are all about having frank conversations with your staff and addressing the elephant in the room.

Bear, owned by PR specialist Greg Simpson, gave Frank a very warm welcome on his arrival ‘up North’

Frank had a busy few days at the ICC in Birmingham with The Entrepreneurs Circle.

Frank has now been turned into a cartoon character and helps us to have even more conversations about issues which impact on all employer / employee relationships and therefore, the business as a whole.