david2.jpgDavid Smith is the director of HR4SMEs. HR4SMEs was established to provide small and medium sized enterprises access to leading edge tools and resources to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their HR function. By participating in the STAR Workplace Program, SMEs can benchmark their HR function against 4000 like minded businesses and implement a framework of HR that links your people to the strategy of the business. By developing their PEOPLE SMEs will engage their workforce, reduce conflict, retain staff and improve performance. 

With 17 years management experience David has extensive experience in managing professional associations and service based companies where he has worked across human resources, sales, advertising, marketing and customer service functions.

David is a Certified Professional of the Australian Human Resources Institute (CAHRI) and a member of the HR Coach Network. The HR Coach Network is backed by the HR Research Institute which provides research based solutions to the SME market. David has completed an MBA majoring in HR and Association Management having already completed a Business Degree majoring in Marketing and Corporate Strategy. From an international perspective, David spent 10 years working in the UK and was a qualified Small Firms Enterprise Development Initiative business adviser and completed training to become a qualified assessor for the European Foundation of Quality Management. He also holds a Diploma in Performance Coaching.

As an accredited trainer in DiSC Profiling and a Master Trainer of Genos Emotional Intelligence Programs, David has always believed that the best minute you invest is the one you invest in people. By understanding how our emotions impact our decisions, behaviour and performance, high performing work teams can be created leading to heightened levels of engagement and thus improved productivity in the workplace. It is crucial for business to recruit the right people into the team, keep them motivated and challenged and ensure they are engaged in the business for future sustainability.


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