Whatever sector a company operates in, its people are its lifeblood. Every business owner wants their company to be a thriving place, full of opportunity and dynamism, and having satisfied employees is a key part of that equation. This realization has led to the rise of the people manager, a role whose importance cannot be underestimated in a hyperconnected world where new employment opportunities are easier than ever to find.
One of the people manager’s key roles is to attract the best and most appropriate candidates to the business. This has sales and PR elements to it, but in some companies the people manager will have the ear of the board, and can influence company policy to better attract the best talent. And once the talent has been won, the people manager will be charged with ensuring they not only stick around, but also grow, thrive and inspire their colleagues through initiatives aimed at reward and satisfaction. Companies with low staffing churn always develop a discernible identity and ethos that ensures everyone is pulling in the same direction. A good people manager can make this happen.
People managers have that rare blend of strength of character and approachability. You will need to be able to communicate with employees, board members and peers in an open and honest way in order to allow the organisation’s message to flow through it and to project to the outside world. Companies who employ people managers are already showing that they are sold on the idea of employee retention and talent attraction as having real long-term value, so to land these roles you’ll need to demonstrate that you’re bursting with ideas and have the experience to see them through.
Experience in the sector of the company will help with your chances. All sectors have their own subtle differences when it comes to how employees respond to certain initiatives and motivations, and sometimes those with a generic knowledge of people management would overlook these factors.
Cast UK recruits HR managers and executives throughout the whole of the UK, for some of the world’s top businesses. Our team of specialist recruitment consultants ensures only the best, most appropriate candidates make it through to the final stages of a company’s search for a people manager. If you are just such a person and you feel that a role you’ve seen would fit you like a glove, do get in touch.
Even if you’re just curious about making a step into a new people management role, it’s always worth leaving your details with us. We might just have a match today, next week or next month that would suit you down to the ground. Call us today on 0333 121 3345 to leave your details.
Covering Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, Teeside and County Durham, the North East includes the cities of Durham, Sunderland and Newcastle upon Tyne, as well as other communities like Gateshead, Middlesbrough and Darlington.
In the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries, the area's economy mainly relied on shipbuilding, heavy industry, coal mining and manufacturing. However, most of these faced significant decline after the second world war.
The region's economy is now mainly based in the service sector, and it is also known for its retail, art and culture. A number of tech companies are located in the North East, as well as businesses based in the petrochemical and steel industries.
What's more, the region is home to a significant amount of scientific research, particularly at the Centre for Life. This facility in Newcastle includes exhibition space for tourists, as well as a number of working laboratories that are used by biotechnology companies and medical clinics.
For those seeking People Manager roles, just some of the companies that have headquarters or manufacturing facilities in the North East include Santander, Sage Group, Virgin Money, Tetley Tea, McCoy's Crisps, Greggs the Bakers, Nestle and Coca Cola.
In addition, there's BAE Systems, which manufactures military tanks, while Siemens produces steam turbines and Nissan operates the largest car factory in the UK.
If you're looking for new People Manager vacancies in the North East, Cast UK can help. Our team of recruitment specialists are experts in the fields of supply chain, procurement and logistics and we are committed to filling each role with the best candidate possible.
To find out more, or to get started with your job search, contact us today. A consultant will discuss your requirements and provide you with advice and regional expertise to help you decide which roles to apply for and where to begin your search.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you find and recruit candidates within the North East or source a new job in the North East then contact one of our consultant team on 0333 121 3345.
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