We’re proud to announce that our director Richard Plaster has been shortlisted for the inaugural ‘Outstanding HR Professional’ Award at the 2017 Jersey branch of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development awards night.
Whether it is chairing an appointments body, consulting policy makers or sharing his expertise via the media, Richard’s views on employment-related matters are widely sought after and valued.
With over 30 years’ experience in senior HR roles in Jersey, he has a reputation for informed and considered views. He is a former chair of both the Jersey Skills Board and the Employment Forum, and was central in the development of the Island’s Employment Law, which came into force in 2003.
Mr Plaster joined LAW in 2014 and has been instrumental in making it the leading HR and H&S consultancy business in the Channel Islands. Through his drive and determination, LAW has developed a range of new services, including dispute mediation, executive recruitment, a commercial salary survey, a classroom and e-learning training academy and the establishment of a sister company in the UK.
He has also readily shared his vast knowledge with colleagues, which has boosted their skills and motivation, enabling LAW to offer a true one-stop-shop for clients on all employment-related matters. This has, in turn, increased client engagement and retention.
Our Managing Director, Kelly Flageul, nominated Richard for the CIPD award. She said: “Through both voluntary and non-voluntary roles, Richard has been a leading figure in Jersey’s HR development – making sure that businesses adapt to modern employment legislation and practices, which are designed specifically for the Island. He has also been key in delivering the business plan for LAW and because of his extensive expertise and experience, we have been able to execute the plan and prosper.”
The Awards will be held on Saturday 4 November.