People Director - Grimsby

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 Grimsby

As town names go, Grimsby might sound a little unoptimistic, although one theory is that the name bore no relation to the demeanour of the town; it was simply named after a Dane named Grim, who probably went out of his was to prove his conviviality by doing exciting things like founding towns. There was a presence in Roman times, but it appears that the town was mainly founded by the Vikings, so maybe the legend is true.

It was during the early 1800s that the town really grew in size, though, becoming an important port on the east coast of Britain, and industrial scale fishing started, to feed the booming population. By 1848 the town had a railway link, and grew even more, becoming a major port for exporting coal. Grimsby was targeted during WW2 (although not its famous tower, which bomber pilots used for naviagation).

After the 1950s, Grimsby’s fishing was to go into terminal decline, although the fish market remains a thriving part of the town, and is indeed the largest in the UK (although little of the produce is from the North Sea). This is partly why food processing and frozen food companies are a key part of its modern economy. Young’s and Findus both have large presences in the town.
The cargo ports at Grimsby and Immingham is the busiest in the UK by tonnage, its georgraphical location being a great help for hopping across to mainland Europe to Denmark, Germany, The Netherlands and Belgium. And wherever there are ports, there is an ongoing demand for People Director jobs, and Grimsby is no exception.

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