Going global

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. This month’s Going globalBarry K AllenHas joined Qwest Communications International as executive vice presidentand chief HR officer. Allen brings more than 25 years of senior managementexperience in the high-tech, telecoms and healthcare sectors to Qwest. QwestCommunications International is a leader in reliable, scalable and securebroadband data, voice and image communications for businesses and consumers. Rolf DeusingerIs the new executive vice-president for group HR at ICI. He will also be amember of the company’s executive management team. Prior to the move he wassenior vice-president for HR in ICI Paints, having joined the group in 1999. Hehas held senior international HR roles with several leading multinationalcompanies based in Germany and the US. Paul HarropHas taken over as director of HR for Europe at energy service firm AEP.Harrop began his career in the Royal Air Force and following his retirement hejoined Cathay Pacific Airways in Hong Kong where he spent 10 years managing HRinitiatives around the world. In his most recent position, as director ofHR-Europe for clinical research company Kendle International, he led EuropeanHR in the UK, France, Holland, Italy, Spain, Germany, Poland and Australia. Donald E HillierHas been appointed senior vice-president, HR, at global IT consultancy firmKeane. Hillier, a 30-year veteran of the insurance industry, brings to Keane adepth of experience in multinational HR, strategic planning and employeecommunications along with a proven track record of improving organisationalperformance in environments of rapid change. Robert W Lincoln JRHas joined Manpower in the newly-created position of senior vice-president,global human resources. Lincoln will report directly to Jeffrey A Joerres,chairman and CEO of Manpower. Certified by the Society of Human ResourcesManagement as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), Lincoln has 25years of experience in HR management. Margie MaderHas been appointed vice-president of HR at US-based Hyperion. Mader willplay a key role in attracting and retaining Hyperion’s global workforce. She isresponsible for worldwide HR and facilities management for Hyperion’s workforceof 2,300. Hyperion is a supplier of business performance management software. Ian MarshallHas joined UK-based Kalido Group as vice-president of HR. Marshall’s responsibilitieswill include international organisational development and performance andemployment strategies. The Group markets software that integrates disparateinformation from across the enterprise for use in business intelligencereporting and performance management. Remote working, remote control Figures from the UK’s Institute of Employment Studies show a sharp rise inthe number of teleworkers and demonstrate the employers’ willingness to adapt. However, many are failing to recognise the new dynamics of this workingenvironment as the ability to give instant employee feedback and recognition islost. Although improved technologies – such as broadband internet connections andmultimedia portable computers – are now affordable and allow staff to work fromalmost any location, these systems do not answer all the demands of theoff-site employee. Teleworking is about more than just the practical systems that enable staffto write e-mails from the bath. It is about adopting a completely new way ofworking, including adaptable hierarchies and the ability to manage, motivateand empower staff from a distance. The real challenge for organisations is to implement affordable HR systemsdesigned for unconventional ways of working, while at the same time retaining atraditional approach to performance management. Web-based technology makes it possible for the first time to openmeasurement, feedback and review channels throughout the organisation, ensuringstaff in disparate locations are given equal attention. But recognising and reacting to the contribution of staff is the key tomanaging the new mobile workforce. Linda Cooper, director consulting services, Odysseyzone.com Ltd London Previous Article Next Article Going globalOn 1 Sep 2002 in Personnel Todaylast_img