Fusing together brilliant ideasOn 1 Feb 2004 in Personnel Today Steve Green, 35, national recruitment and training manager at Brighthouse,explains how organisational and HR objectives are aligned at the householdgoods and electrical retailerWhat does your role involve? I manage a team of six regional recruitment and training managers who managerecruitment strategy and spending, succession planning, induction andmanagement training. What are the best and worst aspects of this job? The best is working with so many talented people. The worst is the travel. Iam often away from home. What is your major training project or strategic push? I am very busy with a new performance and development process. We haveworked on a full range of performance management tools in the last 24 monthsand need to bring our performance development review process in line with this.As we move closer to the new financial year in April, we need to put together a2004-2005 training and development policy for the company. What attracted you to training and development? People kept telling me they thought I would be good in this type ofenvironment. For 11 years I worked in various operational positions from storemanagement to regional management, and was involved in training anddevelopment. So when the opportunity came up, I just went for it. Which of your qualifications do you most value and why? All of them. What was the worst training course you have been on as a delegate? I can honestly say that I have never been on a poor training course. How do you think your job will have changed in five years’ time? I would like to think that in our business, operations and HR work as apartnership for the good of the organisation, our staff and our customers. Ialso believe that we will be much more reliant on technology than we are today.What do you think will be the core skills for your job in the future? Leadership, interpersonal and communication skills are key features thatwill always be required. What self-development have you undergone in the past 12 months? I am probably not as good as I could be at self-development, but I give it ago. I read loads of books and listen to and watch my colleagues. I try to learnfrom everyone with whom I come into contact. I even learn from unsuccessfulpeople – I find out what they do and I don’t do it, or find out what they readand then don’t read it. If you could have any job in the world, what would it be? Director of Tourism for Hawaii. Do you take work home with you? Yes, all the time. Not because I have to, though. I’ve found that if youwant to get anywhere in life, you have to be prepared to make sacrifices, whichsometimes includes a little homework. What is your motto? There is only one person who can stand in your way of accomplishinganything, and that is yourself. Which is the best management book you have ever read or would recommendto readers? The One Minute Manager by Kenneth Blanchard, published by Harper Collins. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed.