first_img Comments are closed. The opportunity to work with “so many high-quality entrepreneurialpeople” proved an irresistible lure for Alec Luhaste, who has recentlyjoined construction firm Bryant Homes. Luhaste joins as HR director and will also be a member of the managementcommittee reporting directly to chief executive Dennis Mac. In his new role, Luhaste hopes to implement a broad range of HR practices tohelp develop the workforce of the housebuilding firm. “I aim to streamline and modernise HR processes with the emphasis onindividual development plans, powerful succession planning and changemanagement programmes,” he says. “The thing I like about HR is that it gives you the opportunity todrive people to focus on the essentials of running a successful business.”Luhaste came from Kellogg’s GB where he was UK & Republic of Ireland HRdirector. While there he introduced change management, employee relationsacross all European sites, flexible working arrangements and developed anemployee relations strategy. Luhaste, who is based in Solihull in the West Midlands, has a businessstudies degree and describes his hobbies as music, cars and “boy’stoys”. CV2001 HR director, Bryant Homes1997 UK and Republic of Ireland HR director, Kellogg’s1995 European director of compensation, American ExpressOn the moveBeth Aarons has been appointed as thehuman resources director of the 881-bedroom Cumberland Hotel, in London. Shemoves from being HR manager at The Savoy. The Cumberland Hotel employs over 250staff and Aarons will be responsible for a re-structured HR and training teamof six. The hotel is in phase one of a £72m makeover and is due to become LeMeridien’s first Art & Tech hotel.TTC Training has recruited PatrickHolland as a training adviser. Holland will operate as a training adviser andassessor for trainees on the NVQ in retail operations in Derbyshire,Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire. Retailers that have implemented thisqualification through TTC include House of Fraser, Somerfield and Comet. Hisexperience in the sector includes six years as a manager at a Homebase DIYStore.Tom Kollinsky has joined BG Careers,the management and outplacement arm of Baines Gwinner. He joins the companyfrom Meridian Consulting where he was instrumental in its establishment.Business law firm Fladgate Fielderhas seen the arrival of David Bickford as its new partner and head ofemployment practice. He joins the company from regional law firm Shoosmiths,where he was head of the Solent office. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article PeopleOn 6 Nov 2001 in Personnel Todaylast_img

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