Former Moda in Pelle head of HR joins West Yorkshire firm

Katie Fletcher has joined Howarths People and Safety Management as HR advisor

West Yorkshire HR and employment law firm, Howarths People and Safety Management, has expanded its HR team with the appointment of Katie Fletcher as HR advisor.

Fletcher joins the company having previously held HR roles with national brands, including head of HR at national high street footwear retailer, Moda in Pelle.

She will be responsible for leading the Howarths HR team, while delivering HR strategy on behalf of clients to improve organisational performance through effective staff management.

Her work will involve projects around employee engagement, performance management and recruitment and retention. She will also lead on internal investigations and disciplinary procedures on behalf of clients.

Gavin Howarth, managing director at Howarths People and Safety Management, said: “Katie brings a wealth of experience to this role, having previously worked in HR roles for major high street brands and as a chartered fellow of the Institute of Personnel and Development.

“As we continue to grow our HR team and offering, her skillset and knowledge will prove invaluable to our clients, ensuring their HR issues and projects are dealt with in the most effective and efficient way possible.”

Ms Fletcher added: “I’m delighted to be joining the team at Howarths at what is a very exciting time in its growth.

“The business secured no less than 20 new contracts in the final quarter of 2017, readying it for what is forecast to be one if it’s most successful years to date. I’m very much looking forward to being a part of that success.”

 

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