Paul Turner, general manager (people) at West Bromwich Building Society, has been appointed a visiting fellow to the University of Central England (UCE), in Birmingham.
Turner, who has won widespread recognition for his approach to HR, will provide consultancy and expertise to assist the UCE’s Business School in developing a new “People Factor Forum,” together with leadership programmes which will include coaching and mentoring.
The forum will combine academic and business expertise with leading HR professionals, academics and senior representatives from Advantage West Midlands and the Learning Skills Council.
Turner said: “The staff of any organisation are their greatest resource. Everyone should feel valued and appreciated and given the opportunity to reach their full potential.
“I hope our combined experiences will prove invaluable to the Business School and the forum in identifying and developing skills and practices even further to help this happen.”