Law firm
Nabarro Nathanson has been appointed Sharon Tattersfield (pictured) as
personnel manager of its Sheffield office. Her role involves a mixture of
hands-on operational and strategic input. She aims to develop procedures and
policies while implementing new initiatives. She has legal and investment
banking experience, and previously held a contract position as HR manager at
software development studio RuneCraft.

Faulkner has taken over as the Recruitment and Employment Confederation’s chairman.
He starts immediately and will continue his role as Manpower’s director of
public affairs and chairman of Working Links. He will work closely with REC
chief executive Tim Nicholson.

Taylor has become the first full-time chief executive of the employment
relations service Acas. He joins from the Training and Enterprise Council of
South East Wales, where he was also chief exec. Taylor, who worked for Acas in
its early days in the 1970s, will chair the management board, responsible for
the day-to-day running of the organisation, and will report to the Acas

actuarial company Watson Wyatt has appointed Nicola Cull to lead its employee
benefits communications team. Cull joins Wyatt from Aon Consulting, where she
was principal communication consultant. She has worked in the communication of
benefits, pensions and HR for more than 10 years and has developed
communications strategies for blue-chip clients.


law firm Bond Pearce has appointed Paul Strutt as its first HR director.

brings experience from a varied career in HR. He has worked for Thomas De La
Rue, establishing and maintaining relationships with senior ministers of
overseas governments in the negotiation of contracts for the supply of bank

was followed by a spell as head of HR with Lazard Brothers and Co, where he was
responsible for the controlled integration of HR policies, procedures and
operational functions across its European and Asian offices.

joins Bond Pearce at a time of sustained growth and the firm is recognised as
being in the top 10 law firms in the UK outside London.

will be responsible for providing HR services to Bond Pearce’s team of lawyers
and specialist non-legal consultants.

said, "This is an exciting time for the firm and I look forward to working
with the partners to implement and maintain effective yet flexible HR policies
in tune with the needs of today’s modern working environment. I’m delighted to
have joined an organisation that has a clear and distinctive vision of its


Aldis, 41, is director of training and education at the Construction
Confederation. He is a qualified electrical and electronics engineer, teacher
and trainer, and lives in Canterbury.

is the most important lesson you have learnt in your career?
That people are what businesses are all about. It’s no use a company
carrying out its business without supporting the people delivering it.

is the best thing about HR?
The fact that I am involved in almost every aspect of the business and able
to influence its direction.

is the worst?
The hardest is getting people to take responsibility for their actions and
getting them to learn from their mistakes. Conversely, when it all goes right,
making sure they are stimulated enough to continue to succeed.

have stumbled on a time machine in the vaults of your company building. What
time period would you visit and why?
I sometimes feel the building I work in is a time machine – stuck in about
1979! But I’d say about 1993 before my wife and I had children and we didn’t
have a care in the world – or so we thought.

you could adopt the management style of a historical character, whose would you
adopt and why?
Oliver Cromwell, for his ability to get a team (the New Model Army), to
make representations in Parliament so as to legitimise it and to use it to face
up to tyranny. This changed constitutional life in Britain for ever.

do you get to work?
I used to ride my motorbike, but I broke my leg in a road accident last
year and since then I’ve been driving or going by train. I’m looking forward to
getting a new motorbike.

you were to write a book, which subject would you choose?
I’m interested in all sorts of things from astronomy to football and from
bikes to boats, but I’d like to write about the principle of multitasking.
Everyone has the ability to do more than one thing at a time. If we exploit
this, perhaps we’ll find more time for leisure.

is your greatest strength?
Being able to turn my hand to almost everything in a good-humoured way and
encouraging people to chip in.

is the biggest risk you ever took?
Taking a job with a car – I was due to start in four weeks but couldn’t
drive. So I took 30 lessons and passed my test on the Friday before I started
work. Keith Aldis, 41, is director of training and education at the
Construction Confederation. He is a qualified electrical and electronics
engineer, teacher and trainer, and lives in Canterbury.

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