Catherine Parker is the new HR manager at the City Inn, Bristol. She started her role on 2 January and is responsible for all recruitment procedures, the selection and interview process, staff induction and the ongoing training programme.
She was previously reservations manager at the hotel. She said, “I am delighted to be able to offer support and direction to the Bristol team. This will hopefully result in us achieving Investors in People accreditation.”
Cambridge Management Consulting the business systems adviser, has appointed James Rieley as global head of leadership development. Rieley was previously responsible for the systems dynamics at Arthur Andersen Europe, a post he held for three years.
Before that he spent 10 years at the Centre for Continuous Quality Improvement in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he became director. Rieley said, “I aim to release the vision for leadership to create an environment in which all CMC employees can realise their personal and collective organisational potential.”
Paul Matthews is leaving HR in local government after 20 years to run a personnel consultancy. Matthews was instrumental in leading his personnel department at North-East Lincolnshire LEA through a succcessful Ofsted inspection. The report said the LEA’s personnel service was the best that had been inspected so far. Matthews will offer interim management services and personnel services to schools and work with associates and potential venture capital operators.
Helen Neeve is personnel and training manager at the Copthorne Hotel at Gatwick Airport. She has just been voted HR and training manager of the year by her company, Millennium Hotels. She has previously worked in HR roles at the Gatwick Hilton International Hotel and at Grove Leisure Services in Brighton.
What is the most important lesson you have learnt in your career?
To keep everyone informed and always communicate. Whether the message is good or bad, it is best to be informed about what is happening.
What is the strangest situation you have dealt with at work?
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