Inspirational Woman: Clare Martin | Group HR Director, Jardine Motors

was born and educated in Manchester but now live near London because of my career. I’ve been in a senior management position for more than 20 years, working across various sectors including high street retail, telecoms and software. I’ve always worked in fast paced environments and with organisations undertaking transformation and change including M&A activity. Before joining Jardine Motors Group, I was Global HR Director for eFront, a niche global software provider and prior to this, I worked at Home Retail Group supporting the Argos commercial division with their digital retailer journey.


Did you ever sit down and plan your career?


I’ve always wanted to work at board level but never really set out to be HR director. I have set goals around how I can make a difference within a business; that’s always been my ambition while working towards a position at board level. I didn’t think about a … Read more

Finding the Right Fit: HR Solutions for Hiring in Manufacturing

What is HR digital transformation, and how can it benefit the manufacturing sector? What are the top benefits of adopting HRTech in manufacturing, and how can HRTech tools help overcome some of the challenges in recruitment for the manufacturing industry?

As someone who practiced HR in the manufacturing industry for 15 years, Daniel Sullivan admits he had preconceived assumptions about what the industry would be like. However, he was pleasantly surprised to find highly engaged workforces in clean environments.

Daniel adds, “Contrary to popular belief, manufacturing jobs can offer solid career development opportunities. However, it’s important to recognize that HR in the manufacturing industry differs significantly from HR in other workplaces.”

Despite the challenges, the manufacturing sector continues to be a vital part of the global economy, providing goods and services that meet the needs of consumers and businesses worldwide.

HR Digital Transformation in the Manufacturing Sector

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How to Achieve Better Productivity Within Your Organisation With the Helping Hand of Technology

Technology has been one of the biggest enablers in the success of a business in recent years.

In fact, technology is now so pervasive that it is hard to argue that it still isn’t a key ingredient in the success of any business.

People who use technology in their businesses gain an advantage over those who do not, simply because of the level of productivity they are able to attain within their business.

The use of technology has had a tremendous impact on the way that businesses operate, and the way in which companies communicate with their customers.

Let’s see how technology has helped businesses become more productive, and how it can help your business to do the same.

1. More Efficient Communication and Collaboration

Communication is one of the most important aspects of running a successful business, and technology is revolutionizing the way that businesses communicate.

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5 Tips for Breaking into Your Business Career

Starting a business career can be an exciting proposition for young professionals. However, breaking in can also be challenging and requires much hard work and dedication. Luckily, with the right tips and tricks up your sleeve, you can get started on the path to success in no time. Here are five tips that can help you confidently break into the business world.

1.   Develop Your Professional Network

When you’re just starting, it may seem like everyone else has more experience or better qualifications than you do. However, don’t let that stop you from contacting others in the field. You never know who can offer advice or even point you toward an open position. Contact people on LinkedIn, attend industry events and join professional groups on social media. The more people you network with, the better your chances of finding a great job opportunity.

2.   Think Strategically about Your Resume

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Tips for Businesses Struggling with Skills Shortages

The skills shortage remains a familiar problem for UK employers, hurting both productivity and profit.

The latest data shows a lagging British economy which has not yet recovered to pre-pandemic levels with reasons cited being pandemic repercussions and tighter post-Brexit immigration law.

What is clear is that businesses proactively need to remain on top of skills shortages in order to flourish. With this in mind, we share our top tips for those facing labour challenges in 2023.


Which UK Industries Are Struggling with Skills Shortages?

First, it is useful to establish which UK industries are most feeling the talent pinch. A recent study showed that some of the country’s biggest shortfalls spanned a number of different areas including transport and logistics, hospitality and manufacturing and construction.

Invest in Recruitment

With only a finite amount of top talent available to the market, time is of the essence when recruiting – so … Read more