General Motors seeks new HR chief at a time when the company is in a ‘war for talent’

General Motors is in the market for someone to lead its global human resources office.

Jose Tomas, who was with the Detroit automaker for eight months, told the Free Press on Monday he is planning to pursue “a new business venture” but did not disclose what that will entail. His last day was Wednesday.

GM spokesman Pat Morrissey said it’s not clear how long it will take the company to fill Tomas’ position. In finding Tomas’ replacement, GM will need to look for someone who can manage an increasingly crucial part of company operations, according to Michelle Krebs, executive analyst for Autotrader.

Landrum businessman named HR Professional of the Year

A Landrum business owner was named HR Professional of the Year by the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce.

Bob Lowe, owner and consultant at People Make the Difference, received the award Thursday during the chamber’s annual human resources conference in Isle of Palms, according to a statement from the chamber.

“Throughout his career, Bob has used his skills and expertise to help countless organizations reach their potential,” South Carolina Chamber President and CEO Ted Pitts said in a statement. 


Carrie David Named Chief Human Resources Officer of Interstate Hotels & Resorts

ARLINGTON, Va.Feb. 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Interstate Hotels & Resorts – the leading U.S.-based global hotel management company – announces the appointment of Carrie David as chief human resources officer. Carrie is responsible for leading all aspects of the human resources team, developing an exceptional organizational culture while providing tools, training, and career development for associates around the globe.

Bringing twenty years of experience in human resources, Carrie has proven to be an agile leader who has repeatedly demonstrated the ability to galvanize teams across many industries including healthcare, retail, foodservice, and hospitality.


US Foods Names New Chief Human Resources Officer

ROSEMONT, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–US Foods Holding Corp. (NYSE: USFD) announced today that David Works has joined the company as Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, reporting to Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Pietro Satriano.

Works joins US Foods from Hackensack Meridian Health, where he served as chief human resources officer for the not-for-profit health care organization.

Works holds degrees in Finance and Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, as well as a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Connecticut and a Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.


Investment on human resources is investment for future

Azerbaijani leading mobile operator “Azercell Telecom” has gained another success at international level. The company was benchmarked against the requirements of “Investors in People” (IIP) standard and awarded GOLD Level of Standard as a mark of strong leadership, sustainable corporate culture and continuous development of people management practices.

Ziba Mustafayeva, Head of Human Resources Management Department at “Azercell Telecom” LLC, noted that the company passed a rigorous audit to obtain IIP certificate.

Launched in 1991 in the UK, “Investors in People” is the only internationally recognized standard in people management. At present, it covers 78 countries and over 10,000 companies worldwide.


The best employer branding consultants in Malaysia

At last year’s HR Vendors of the Year awards in Malaysia, ICONIX Consulting was named the Best Employer Branding Consultant with a gold award.

The winners and finalist of the Best Employer Branding Consultants category are the ones that best deliver visible employer brand improvements for their clients, as affirmed by the Malaysian HR community and by a panel of HR heads from some of Asia’s biggest employers.


Mohegan Sun Pocono names vice president of human resources

PLAINS TWP. — Kenneth J. Fernandez has been named vice president of human resources at Mohegan Sun Pocono.

Having last served at the San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino in his native Puerto Rico, Fernandez brings a wealth of experience, knowledge and skills in the casino and resort industry to Mohegan Sun Pocono.

Fernandez holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Management-Human Resources from the Inter American University in Puerto Rico and has additional studies in finance, human resources, labor relations and advanced leadership from Harvard University


WOW! Appoints David Brunick as Chief Human Resources Officer

ENGLEWOOD, Colo.Jan. 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — WOW! Internet, Cable & Phone (NYSE: WOW) today announced that David Brunick will join the company as the Chief Human Resources Officer. Brunick will start his position on February 6th, 2018 and will report to Teresa Elder, CEO of WOW!.

Brunick comes to WOW! with more than 30 years of human resources management experience in the cable and telecommunications industry. Most recently as Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at Adelphia Communications, Brunick oversaw more than 14,000 employees. Previously, Brunick served as Senior Vice President-Human Resources for AT&T Broadband with responsibility for the human resources function for 40,000 employees.

Brunick holds a Master’s degree in Management and Organizations and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Colorado. In addition, he is a Doctor of Behavioral Health and has a Master’s degree in Marriage, Family and Child Therapy.


Hopkins Names Patrick Tuttle To Vice President And Chief Human Resources Officer

Hopkins Manufacturing Corp. announced the addition of Pat Tuttle as vice president and chief human resources officer. Tuttle will lead and direct all human resource-related activities for Hopkins at its 10 locations around the world.

Most recently, Tuttle was the vice president of human resources and strategic business partner for Reichhold LLC, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of unsaturated polyester resins.

Tuttle’s extensive educational background includes a bachelor of arts degree in business (BBA), with a concentration in human resource management and a Master of Business Administration degree, both from the University of Toledo.


Office rentals in Malaysia are tenant favourable

According to Cushman & Wakefield’s latest Asia Pacific Office Forecast 2018, development activity is projected to continue keeping availability in Kuala Lumpur relatively high this year. With available office stock, the market might hint being tenant favourable for those in Malaysia. On the other hand, Singapore leans towards its landlords’ favour.

With that said, Singapore’s rent is expected to grow at 9-10% in 2018. In fact, rent in Singapore is one of the region’s fastest growing among core markets in 2018.