People Director - Cannock

People Director Jobs

It’s almost becoming a cliché now, but good people really do make a company succeed. As a company reaches a certain level of staffing, the need for a dedicated People Director inevitably becomes more pressing. Their role is to ensure the HR department is working in the best interests of the company by attracting the best talent available for the roles and to ensure that talent is retained.

People Directors also have an important role in influencing and driving cultural change throughout the company. It’s a sensitive task that seeks to find the sweet spot where employees feel valued, respected and listened to as well as the strategic aims of the board being fulfilled. Get this right and attraction and retention will follow almost automatically, the net result being a company with minimal internal conflict and a sense of a shared goal that can have phenomenal long-term effects on a business and its employees’ careers there.

The skills required

Needless to say, people skills are an essential component of being a people director. An understanding of what makes employees not just tick, but thrive in a corporate environment will be a key tool in your skill set.

Academic understanding of the psychology of excellence in employees is of enormous benefit, but a successful people director will also have had experience in running HR departments or overseeing the HR in a company at executive level. Because the people director’s decisions have budgetary implications, experience of handling budgets and performing cost-benefit analysis on human resource-related strategic plans will stand the prospective candidate in good stead.

People Director Jobs in Cannock

Cannock is one the constituent parts of Cannock chase in southern Staffordshire, a district with a population of around 100,000. The town is more strongly connected with the cities of Birmingham and Wolverhampton to the south and south west respectively, however, although Stafford is just 9 miles (14 km) to the north. Cannock is connected to the rest of the country via the M6 (and the M6 Toll, which passes directly to its south) and the M54 can be joined just to the south west as it heads westwards towards Shrewsbury.

Like much of the Black Country, Cannock went through a period of massive growth during the Industrial Revolution, with the area being best known for its coal mines which helped fuel the industry going on to the south. However the decline followed the same pattern, and unusually, Cannock’s de-industrialisation was accompanied by a falling population rather than an effort to diversify. The town is now an averagely built-up town with several areas of woodland, parks and golf courses dotted around. There is light industry to the south, but generally speaking Cannock is a commuter town.

Though Cannock is not large in itself, it is located close to three large concentrations of population, and this means that anyone looking for People Director work might do well to cast their net a little further afield, perhaps to Birmingham, Wolverhampton or Stafford, or perhaps even Stoke or Derby. That said, all towns have logistics and supply chain needs, so there’s no reason why something local might come up.

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