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first_img Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Law firmNabarro Nathanson has been appointed Sharon Tattersfield (pictured) aspersonnel manager of its Sheffield office. Her role involves a mixture ofhands-on operational and strategic input. She aims to develop procedures andpolicies while implementing new initiatives. She has legal and investmentbanking experience, and previously held a contract position as HR manager atsoftware development studio RuneCraft.KeithFaulkner has taken over as the Recruitment and Employment Confederation’s chairman.He starts immediately and will continue his role as Manpower’s director ofpublic affairs and chairman of Working Links. He will work closely with RECchief executive Tim Nicholson.JohnTaylor has become the first full-time chief executive of the employmentrelations service Acas. He joins from the Training and Enterprise Council ofSouth East Wales, where he was also chief exec. Taylor, who worked for Acas inits early days in the 1970s, will chair the management board, responsible forthe day-to-day running of the organisation, and will report to the Acascouncil.Globalactuarial company Watson Wyatt has appointed Nicola Cull to lead its employeebenefits communications team. Cull joins Wyatt from Aon Consulting, where shewas principal communication consultant. She has worked in the communication ofbenefits, pensions and HR for more than 10 years and has developedcommunications strategies for blue-chip clients.TopjobCommerciallaw firm Bond Pearce has appointed Paul Strutt as its first HR director.Struttbrings experience from a varied career in HR. He has worked for Thomas De LaRue, establishing and maintaining relationships with senior ministers ofoverseas governments in the negotiation of contracts for the supply of banknotes.Thiswas followed by a spell as head of HR with Lazard Brothers and Co, where he wasresponsible for the controlled integration of HR policies, procedures andoperational functions across its European and Asian offices.Struttjoins Bond Pearce at a time of sustained growth and the firm is recognised asbeing in the top 10 law firms in the UK outside London.Hewill be responsible for providing HR services to Bond Pearce’s team of lawyersand specialist non-legal consultants.Hesaid, “This is an exciting time for the firm and I look forward to workingwith the partners to implement and maintain effective yet flexible HR policiesin tune with the needs of today’s modern working environment. I’m delighted tohave joined an organisation that has a clear and distinctive vision of itsfuture.”PersonalprofileKeithAldis, 41, is director of training and education at the ConstructionConfederation. He is a qualified electrical and electronics engineer, teacherand trainer, and lives in Canterbury.Whatis the most important lesson you have learnt in your career?That people are what businesses are all about. It’s no use a companycarrying out its business without supporting the people delivering it.Whatis the best thing about HR?The fact that I am involved in almost every aspect of the business and ableto influence its direction. Whatis the worst?The hardest is getting people to take responsibility for their actions andgetting them to learn from their mistakes. Conversely, when it all goes right,making sure they are stimulated enough to continue to succeed.Youhave stumbled on a time machine in the vaults of your company building. Whattime period would you visit and why?I sometimes feel the building I work in is a time machine – stuck in about1979! But I’d say about 1993 before my wife and I had children and we didn’thave a care in the world – or so we thought.Ifyou could adopt the management style of a historical character, whose would youadopt and why?Oliver Cromwell, for his ability to get a team (the New Model Army), tomake representations in Parliament so as to legitimise it and to use it to faceup to tyranny. This changed constitutional life in Britain for ever.Howdo you get to work?I used to ride my motorbike, but I broke my leg in a road accident lastyear and since then I’ve been driving or going by train. I’m looking forward togetting a new motorbike.Ifyou were to write a book, which subject would you choose?I’m interested in all sorts of things from astronomy to football and frombikes 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 exploitthis, perhaps we’ll find more time for leisure.Whatis your greatest strength?Being able to turn my hand to almost everything in a good-humoured way andencouraging people to chip in.Whatis the biggest risk you ever took?Taking a job with a car – I was due to start in four weeks but couldn’tdrive. So I took 30 lessons and passed my test on the Friday before I startedwork. Keith Aldis, 41, is director of training and education at theConstruction Confederation. He is a qualified electrical and electronicsengineer, teacher and trainer, and lives in Canterbury. PeopleOn 18 Apr 2001 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

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