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Joanne Jobson joins Ceridian as Head of HR

Joanne Jobson has joined Ceridian in the UK as head of HR, reporting to managing director, Doug Sawers. Her key focus will be to establish the HR function as a Centre of Excellence so that in-house knowledge and expertise can be leveraged for the benefit of current and future clients.

In her previous role, Joanne was UK HR director at Lastminute.com. There, her primary responsibility was to assist in the restructuring and creation of a new UK management team, planning and implementing the group's synergy and working on a demanding cultural change programme. This followed the acquisition of Holiday Autos where she was HR director.

A passionate believer in the value and benefits of innovative HR, Joanne started her career working for the NFC (National Freight Consortium) as a graduate trainee within Pickfords Travel. After more than six years at NFC, during which Hogg Robinson was successfully acquired and merged to create Going Places, she joined the Rank Organisation as head of HR for the Warner Holidays brand. During her five years, her HR responsibilities grew from three operating locations to a total of 13, and involved substantial HR issues relating to the turn-around exercise at Oasis Holiday Village. She then transferred to become head of employee relations for the holidays division, where her role encompassed the formulation and standardisation of best practice HR policies and procedures across five separate UK and European brands, covering around 16,000 employees.

Joanne Jobson, holder of a Social Science degree, is married with two daughters. Outside of her passionate pursuit of all that is best in HR, her personal interests centre on her young family.

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