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.