Interim Group HR Director
The Group HRD had resigned and the company was looking for a straight-forward replacement in the interim. However, upon closer examination, their thinking had shifted around the level of this role. The Group was expanding and it was clear that not only was the group anticipating much change in terms of the need for increased digital capability, but that the needs of the wider company meant that Group HR’s service levels needed to increase.
Going to market was going to take time and the search was not yet started. It was clear the interim brief would include a programme of change. Four experienced interim HR Directors with industry knowledge, international experience but most importantly, proven change credentials were presented. The successful candidate was chosen for their track record in partnering CEOs in
growth and turn-around scenarios.
The interim has led a total reorganisation of Marketing and Digital capabilities across Europe and is now, leading the implementation of Workday. Working with us from the beginning, it became clear that whilst the Group HRD role had to increase in scope, it was also clear that a programme of change was not going to wait for the permanent hire. It is only now with the end of the change programmes in sight that the paused permanent search has commenced.