Sarah didn’t realise how much the words “It's all about people” would change her life… but they did!
"There are many times in Personnel that we say the people we want to work for us are not always those looking for a job… which is exactly what happened to me!"
"Prior to joining Dick Lovett, I was a Personnel Manager with one of the top food retailers in the UK and enjoying my role. Periodically, I would check the Personnel industry magazines for things like updates to Employment Law and in doing so I came across those immortal words "It's all about people...". They certainly made me think – was my current role actually about people or was it moving towards being all about numbers? I couldn’t get the advert out of my head, and whilst not even having an active CV, I found myself writing to the Managing Director stating I would like to be considered for the role of Personnel Manager."
"Having met a number of people throughout the selection process, I began to realise what a special place this is – it really did seem to be all about people, the more people I met the more I wanted to be a part of their team."
"I was delighted to receive the phone call from Lynn, our Managing Director, offering me the role and I can only say it was the best move I have ever made! Don’t get me wrong, I loved my previous role and company, however Dick Lovett has allowed me to grow and develop beyond my dreams. I have been allowed to try things, offer ideas and help shape the business."
"Working in what is perceived to be a man’s world, it is thrilling and refreshing to be a permanent member of the Group's Management Board."
"One of my first quick wins was to establish a new appraisal system; we introduced a bonus for our Managers for completing staff reviews on time so long as they were to a good standard - I read every single one to make sure that they are! This ensures that all of our staff now have at least two opportunities a year to spend some quality time with their Manager. This alongside our staff surveys, our focus on training and development, internal promotions and a constant review of our benefits and processes, shows that it really is all about people."
"It is hard for people to believe me when I say that our people are our unique selling point - but they are! If you really have a passion for customer service, for working for an outstanding business and joining a great team of people then please don’t hesitate to contact me!"
Head of Personnel
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