Human Resources at Unum
The people that look after our people
Working in Human Resources
If you crave exposure to a wide variety of projects while working with a group of like-minded people, Unum's Human Resources team could have just what you're looking for. HR here consists of an open, forward thinking and friendly community of individuals that appreciate each other for our differences, as well as our unique and collective strengths. We're a caring, cohesive and agile team that supports, learns from and collaborates with each other. There is a real sense of community within the team.
Never afraid to challenge the status quo, we're always looking for better ways to support our Unum colleagues. Turning new ideas into projects, and projects into actual service offerings. We are on hand to help our colleagues develop through a wide range of learning and development programmes. Programmes that include leadership and management development, the importance of diversity and inclusion at work and the value of professional coaching.
When we're not busy supporting the company's strategic objectives, helping other parts of the business to grow or dealing with the many challenges human resources presents, we organise development days for our own team. We regularly check in with colleagues across the organisation to make sure we are getting things right and, while doing so, delivering excellent customer service. Maybe that's why, as well as being a great place to work, we're regarded by other parts of the business as a positive advisory service and reliable partner.
Our human resources teams
Talented people with a wide range of skills, knowledge and experience working together. That's what makes our human resources department so successful. These teams include:
Compensation and benefits
Our team handles the design, development, implementation, management and governance of benefits programs offered in the U.K. We also support the Global Benefits strategy including retirement and financial wellbeing management strategies.
Human resources generalists
Our team is responsible for the development and/or implementation of HR solutions aligned with business objectives. We ensure all work ties to Enterprise wide HR strategies and programs, as well as UK HR strategies and business plan.
Human resources shared service and operations
Our team collaborates with the Global HR Operations team and UK HRBPs to ensure end to end HR processes and practices are efficient and effective, and any global practices are reviewed against local differences which are considered and represented when required.
Talent acquisition and development
The talent management team consists of talent acquisition and strategic talent development teams. Within talent acquisition we are responsible for strategic workforce planning and delivering a resourcing service to meet the current and future business needs to ensure Unum UK attracts and hires the best talent possible. The talent development team supports the professional and personal development of all UK employees.
Meet some of our human resources team
Alex, Senior HR Business Partner
I joined Unum's Human Resources team in 2013. As well as being attracted by the location, I was really impressed by the company's values. It was clear to me that, being in a people business, they wanted to show that everyone who works here cares and wants to make a difference. That and the fact they were offering a great work, life balance - which is so important these days.
Day-to-day, I support colleagues in the Dorking, Basingstoke, London and Birmingham offices so I regularly get exposed to a whole range of human resources challenges. I also get to interact with lots of different people across the business and I have to say that they are genuinely another reason why I enjoy working here.
Anna, HR Business Partner
I'm relatively new to the Unum business, having only joined in July 2017, but it didn't take me long to settle in. I'm part of a great team where everyone helps each other. What's more, the exposure I get to different parts of the business, coupled with the great learning opportunities on offer, make me genuinely excited about my future here.
The location is pretty good too. Plus, it's good to know that you are part of a business that has an excellent reputation and position within its industry. All in all, I realise that I had made the right choice when I joined Unum and I would definitely recommend anyone thinking about working here to go for it!