• @chriskeane
  • People Lead at Canda: Supporting our people through wellbeing and L+D.
  • he/him
  • London, United Kingdom
Culture Champion. Painfully Gen-Z. Over-achiever turned University drop-out. Potato.

I started my life from a very unprivileged background and found a love for music before realising it was a passion, not a career.

I fell into recruitment as part of my degree - but after a 6 month internship, found myself unwilling to leave and so I stayed! 
I'm now approaching three years at Canda and have transitioned into the People side of the business. Canda has taught me an awful lot about who I am as a person, and who I want to be. Recruitment agencies traditionally are either slow moving, toxic or both - and almost always completely against a work-life balance.

Outside of work, my music does occasionally pop up as something I get involved with - but more often you'll see me gaming or going to the gym. I'm also a proudly gay male - so on certain days I'm watching Rupaul!

My goal is to change the mindsets of the talent partners here and build a business that they can enjoy their time within. Wellbeing, annual leave, personal development are all key metrics I work towards - and I'm really excited to see the results appear in 2022.
If you're looking for work in the UK I may be able to hand your CV through to my network. If you're looking for People Expertise I may be your guy - or if not, I can point you in the right direction.
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Positions

People Lead

  • Canda
  • Apr 2021 - Present
  • 10 months

Talent Partner

  • Canda
  • Jan 2020 - Apr 2021
  • 1 year 3 months

Talent Associate

  • Canda
  • May 2019 - Jan 2020
  • 8 months

Chris's Collections

Awards

1 Highlight

What Chris's working on

What Chris's working on

2022

Jan 24, 2022
Jan 24, 2022
CIPD Level 5 Qualification
People and culture
Employment Law
Employee Engagement
Achieved a personal goal
+ 3
Today I got the notice that I completed the final module as part of my year-long CIPD qualification. This qualifies me in HR in the UK with a real understanding of leadership management, Learning and Development, Employee Engagement and Employment Law - all vital tools for any HR Professional.

As someone who doesn't do well studying, with a history of dropping out and a background not conducive to a successful career; I'm super proud of myself. It feels like a major milestone and will allow me to succeed in my profession longer term.
I've been confident as a People Leader in my role for some time now, but this really solidifies my position as the People Expert at Canda. 
Jan 23, 2022
Jan 23, 2022
Cooked something new
This weekend I had a new personal goal - to make a stunning cheese board for some guests. It felt like a strange milestone, but meant a lot to me for a 'bucket list' or sorts so I feel more and more like I'm achieving as an adult. 
Huge hit with the guests and very tasty too!
Jan 15, 2022
Jan 15, 2022
Rehighlighted by Chris Keane
Welcomed a new community member
Excited to join a community with so many different people doing exciting things 😎
Welcomed a new community member
Excited to onboard a new community member today, welcome Chris! Thanks for checking out Polywork 🙏. Please let me know if you have any feedback on how we can make Polywork better, we're just getting started!
Jan 13, 2022
Jan 13, 2022
Implemented flexible working
Company culture
Won an award
People and culture
+ 2
Canda placed 41st in Flexa's top 50 MOST flexible companies to work for in 2021! Being certified in this way is super important for us, as we have many people with competing priorities such as children or people to care for.
We're looking at becoming a B-Corp soon too... watch this space!
Jan 13, 2022
Jan 13, 2022
Joined an Early Adopter Program
I'm super excited to check out Polywork as one of the first early adopters. Oh and btw Pluto is by far the most superior of the AI-Assistants! 🔥 😎 🤖

Still getting to grips, but I imagine I'll have some fun with this!
Jan 12, 2022
Jan 12, 2022
Achieved a personal goal
PC Gaming
Played League of L
Teamfight Tactics
+ 2
I reached Diamond IV in Riot Games' Teamfight Tactics on this date. Next up: Masters!

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