…on the move

first_imgCatherineParker is the new HR manager at the City Inn, Bristol. She started her role on2 January and is responsible for all recruitment procedures, the selection andinterview process, staff induction and the ongoing training programme. Shewas previously reservations manager at the hotel. She said, “I am delighted tobe able to offer support and direction to the Bristol team. This will hopefullyresult in us achieving Investors in People accreditation.”CambridgeManagement Consulting the business systems adviser, has appointed James Rieleyas global head of leadership development. Rieley was previously responsible forthe systems dynamics at Arthur Andersen Europe, a post he held for three years.Beforethat he spent 10 years at the Centre for Continuous Quality Improvement inMilwaukee, Wisconsin, where he became director. Rieley said, “I aim to releasethe vision for leadership to create an environment in which all CMC employeescan realise their personal and collective organisational potential.”PaulMatthews is leaving HR in local government after 20 years to run a personnelconsultancy. Matthews was instrumental in leading his personnel department atNorth-East Lincolnshire LEA through a succcessful Ofsted inspection. The reportsaid the LEA’s personnel service was the best that had been inspected so far.Matthews will offer interim management services and personnel services toschools and work with associates and potential venture capital operators.PersonalprofileHelenNeeve is personnel and training manager at the Copthorne Hotel at GatwickAirport. She has just been voted HR and training manager of the year by hercompany, Millennium Hotels. She has previously worked in HR roles at the GatwickHilton International Hotel and at Grove Leisure Services in Brighton.Whatis the most important lesson you have learnt in your career? Tokeep everyone informed and always communicate. Whether the message is good orbad, it is best to be informed about what is happening.Whatis the strangest situation you have dealt with at work? Ihave stayed at the here for so long because working in a hotel environment withemployees of all ages and nationalities, something out of the ordinaryinvariably happens every day.Ifyour house was on fire and you had to save one object, what would it be? Icollect Moorcroft pottery, some pieces of which have been made in limitednumbers, so I would have to save one of them.Whatis the best thing about working in HR? Workingin a hotel near Gatwick, recruiting employees from around the world and gettingto know a bit about their cultures and attitudes.Whatis the worst? Tryingto retain these people when perhaps they only plan to stay in the UK for alimited time.Youhave stumbled upon a time machine. What historical period would you visit andwhy? Myoffice is in the 16th century part of the hotel building, so I would like to goback to the times when it was probably used by smugglers just to see what itwas like.Whois your dream boss? Ihave always admired JFK, for his charismatic style of leadership. He wasrespected by his peers and inspired great loyalty.Howdo you get to work?Driveto work from Uckfield, across Ashdown Forest to Copthorne.Whatis your greatest strength? Beingorganised and efficient.Whatis your greatest weakness? Beingtoo organised and efficient.TopjobRachelLane has been appointed head of HR at anti-virus protection software companySophos.Lanejoins from Foster Wheeler Energy, where she spent 10 years, most recently ashead of personnel.Inher new role Lane will reinforce the company’s aim to attract and retain themost talented employees in its offices around the world.Sophosis one of the world’s largest specialist developers of anti-virus softwarewhich is sold, distributed and supported through a global network ofsubsidiaries in more than 120 countries.Herresponsibilities will include aligning company-wide HR programmes with overallcorporate business objectives and strategies.Shewill oversee the company’s worldwide recruitment, employee relations,compensation and benefits, employee development and management developmentactivities.Lanesaid, “One of the most encouraging things I have seen here is that HR is anintegral part of the management process.“Ihave been here seven or eight weeks and I have been very impressed – it isdemanding yet supportive and I am enjoying it immensely.” Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. …on the moveOn 20 Feb 2001 in Personnel Todaylast_img

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