The Crown Prosecution Service has enlisted Angela O’Connor to drive upperformance throughout the organisation. She moves from the London Borough ofEnfield, where she was head of HR. During her time at Enfield, O’Connor refocused the HR function so it couldprovide a better contribution to improving the services for the localcommunity: “This involved unlocking the potential of all staff byintroducing a comprehensive development programme, and introducing innovativerecruitment and retention programmes,” she says. She also introduced a new performance management system and changed theinternal communications framework to clarify the responsibilities of staff. In her new role she aims to use HR as a means of improving the performanceof the CPS as a whole. “This will include making sure we have the rightpeople in the right jobs, ensuring the best reward and recognition programmesare in place and creating a culture where all staff can give their best,”she explains. “I want HR to make a real contribution in terms of the management andleadership of the CPS. This means developing an HR function that is credible interms of its performance and measurable in terms of its achievements.” She continues: “I like the fact that HR can make a real difference tohow people feel about the organisation they work for. People want to work for agood employer where they can achieve satisfaction though being valued and bytaking on challenging and rewarding work.” O’Connor is fascinated by criminal law and says she is looking forward toworking with some of the best practitioners in the country. On the moveDavid Jones has been elected chair of the medical division of the Recruitmentand Employment Confederation following a ballot of members. His role will be toensure the division gives medical recruiters a credible voice in supporting theNHS. Jones hopes to help deliver the NHS plan by providing a plentiful supplyof healthcare staff. ICI has appointed Rolf Deusinger as executive vice-president for group HR.He will also be a member of the company’s executive management team. Before themove he was senior vice-president for HR in ICI Paints, having joined the groupin 1999. He has held senior international HR roles with several leadingmultinational companies based in Germany and the US. Deusinger succeeds AlexWilson who has joined BT as group HR director. Paul Harrop has taken over as director of HR for Europe at energy servicefirm AEP. Harrop began his career in the Royal Air Force and following hisretirement, joined Cathay Pacific Airways in Hong Kong where he spent 10 yearsmanaging HR initiatives around the world. In his previous position, as directorof HR-Europe for clinical research company Kendle International, he ledEuropean HR in the UK, France, Holland, Italy, Spain, Germany, Poland andAustralia. Previous Article Next Article PeopleOn 23 Jul 2002 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed.